Well, there it is. Half-a-million views. I remember I was going to do an announcement at 250,000, but I thought I’d wait to see if it got that far.
Here’s the video if you missed it:
To clear up any confusion, I produced the entire song and performed all the lyrics, and it was released on my Twin Vulcan record label. Peabo did the animation. The music video was posted on Mr. Weebl’s YouTube account, who Peabo works for. The full lyrics are available for download here.
As for the percentage of people who bought the track on iTunes, well, I can’t reveal the exact figures, but it makes for funny viewing on my record label’s stats page, that’s for sure. It must be Karma for all the stuff I’ve downloaded in the past. But I’m not complaining. Making music nowadays is all about passion, sacrifice and getting yourself known so that you can perform in public. That’s definitely the next phase for me -- DJing and rapping in clubs again, something I used to do before I locked myself away to make music.
So what is the story behind Ultrasound? Funnily enough, it was made nearly three years before it actually came out. At the time I was very depressed, and it was just a real, honest record.
So … where’s the new music?
I sold my music studio after I made Ultrasound and took a two-year hiatus to Tokyo, Harajuku, Japan to escape the heavy pressures of producing around the clock. Locking yourself away making music while the world goes on around you isn’t the healthiest of practices. It changed my life for the better and even though I wanted to stay I put it on ice to concentrate on music once more.
So here I am … back in London. I have about eight tracks from the Ultrasound days that I can easily bring up to date, add new lyrics to and tweak, and I’m simply waiting to get my recording studio back in order before I nail them. I just got my speakers and microphone, and I’m waiting on a few more essential bits and pieces. For people wanting another Ultrasound, although none of my two songs are ever the same, I will admit I have a couple of songs on par, maybe better. I’m obviously excited about this, so please chill while I get it together.
There will be a new video for my next single. It’s confirmed with the animator Peabo.
Finally, I want to say thanks to all the people who watched Ultrasound. Especially the people who hated it, without you I have no motivation to continue.