It’s celebration moment!
It’s been a really hectic April so far with a lot of things going on in my start-up production company, and to me and my friend Tommy yesterday’s big news was that P4Nästa* have picked out my piano and voice singer/songwriter country/folk love-ballade Where I First Belong to be part of the regional semi finals which will take place in Karlshamn on July 19th this year. It’s a great song but Tommy’s voice is awesome and makes it stand out, and I’m so happy that our song got picked out amongst all the others! Yay!!
Read the full page and listen to the program here!
BUT it’s still more than two months before the voting sets in. Anyway, the preparations are in full speed – the starting field is great, and the competition is hard and long. So you will probably hear a lot about this the next two months or so on Facebook … but I’m still in the middle of starting up my long-lasting piano project, which I hope you all enjoy as much as I do. However this weekend there will be a break!
So let’s celebrate; Thanks Tommy for giving this song something extra! This will be a lot of fun! Share and follow facebook.com/studiomathisson for the progress. And now lets, have a relaxing weekend: Happy Easter!!
You can find the music here: tiny.cc/sm1902pre
*) P4 Nästa is a yearly occuring national song contest in Sweden with a lot of new music coming this way, in 2019 a total of 1260 songs was participating. In each county there is a regional final before the national final takes place and there can only be one winner. The winning song normally gains a lot or air time in radio and the songwriter may appear on the show in the national Eurovision Song Contest the year after.
Deep in my heart, I’m keeping you
Where’s no room for others than myself
You comfort me, here deep within
That’s where I go, when I’m blue
This time a beautiful ballade with vocals, piano and band; Where I First Belong – written to my dearest – a song about what it means when you let somebody in.
This song is released today, April 1st 2019 and is my contribution to be this year’s local radio contest “P4Nästa Blekinge” but I’ll know more about that later. For now, enjoy Tommy Karlsson’s voice in “Where I First Belong”!
“Without a Name” was just featured on another perfect-match playlist, Maisonnevue Music’s atmospheric solo piano list “Peaceful Piano Melancholy”. Find yourself a restful place and enjoy!
Today would have been my father’s birthday but he’s long gone. This song does not tell a story but rather describes a feeling, the memories of what once was and eventually will be forgotten. But as long as I’m alive, the memories of my father will never be forlorn.
Just got some great news – my latest piano release Without a Name just got featured on this great playlist from Karmaloft: Peaceful Piano – Beautiful Relaxing Piano Sounds!
Hooray!! As of today, you can listen to this new song! The first of many solo piano releases , I’m reaching out to you with this soft piano song that soothes the soul, teeling a sad story within the music.
Currently only available on Spotify but yet many more to come!
The saddening look of an old abandoned piano, once loved but now forgotten – the image lingers in your mind; Seeing this will leave few untouched. This song is about a piano’s soul, waiting to go home. It has no name, the label have fallen off and noone knows where it came from. Hence, the song is named “Without a Name”, just as the story the music tells.
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I’m currently finishing off my next piano track which is a piece of improvisation, “Lake Piano Impro” recorded in late december.
While still waiting for the release of the stylish remake of Without a Name, stay asure that new music will come up every few weeks from now on, so follow me and you’re not gonna miss out anything!
The saddening look of an old abandoned piano, once loved but now forgotten – the image lingers in your mind; Seeing this will not leave many people untouched. This song is about this piano’s soul, it’s waiting to go home. It has no name, the sign of it’s maked have fallen off and noone knows where it came from. Hence, the song is named “Without a Name”, just as the story the music tells.
I now and then get the question about whether I can write a beautiful song with only major chords (since the minor’s leads to the sad soft spot I guess..). I guess my short answer is: ehm… nope!
Well.. for me; in the sorrow lies the fragile and beautiful. That’s also where I thrive. 😉