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What a nice video, I really enjoyed listening to the way you played and sung. We all love music in the family, my husband plays guitar, my son saxophone and now my daughter wants to learn piano. I will show her this great video, I am sure she will love it!
Thank you very much:)
Thank you Daniella. It is great to hear you have a musical family 🙂
Really cool song. It sort of reminds me of Elton John type songs. I really like how you included the lyrics below the song as well. It allows the readers to follow along with the video. Have you performed this song many times before? I saw that it was written several years before this video. Keep up the great work with the music and the site. Best of luck!
Thanks a lot! We have performed the song a bunch of times over the last 10 years here and there. Just started doing the video series of live song performances from home last year. Soon I will get back in and do another few. It is a lot of fun to revisit the many old songs we have done over the years.
Hey, Marcel! Great song. Is Elton John an influence? I sensed some of that. Also, how are you recording the piano sound? I can hear the noise of you banging on the keys, so I would assume you are basically using the mic signal. Wouldn’t it be better for mixing if you took the sound straight from the keys to the interface? Please don’t see this as criticism, just as an easy way to improve on the recording.
Thanks, glad you enjoyed the song. I’ve always enjoyed Elton John’s piano playing! I’m looking forward to Elton John’s new album February 5th. Growing up I loved listening to lots of Ben Folds, Billy Joel and Supertramp too. Dream Theater is a heavier progressive band that I also really enjoy.
Yes for sure that is the best way to do it. It all depends on the moment like if it is just a sit down and hit record moment between other work. Good times! I did try a mutitrack on Loving In Times Of Trouble, the latest live song I played for the site. It turned out nice. Not 100% separated but still very nice. It’s fun, and a great way to revisit some of the older songs we’ve done.
I do feel like it’s time to resume playing and posting some momentary songs for 2016!
Hi its Alexey:)
Although its not my style of songs at all – I do respect musicians nor matter what music they do (except from a few exceptions). You are a great voice and an increbidle control on the piano and you are very skillful !
In a matter of fact you gave me an excellent idea here 🙂
I listented and read the lyrics, and well its very very nice after all 🙂
It is great that there is so much variety of music out there to enjoy : ) I love it.
We are glad to hear you checked us out. Cheers!
Hi Marcelg, you wrote a beautiful song, completely original and wonderful, even the lyrics have deep meaning and very unique on something dark and catastrophic, you sing it very well and very hard to do singing and playing the piano, keep trying and put it out there. I wish you the best of luck on your success
Thanks – glad you appreciated the song. We will be posting some more soon. Have a good one!
I love the lyrics to this song. Reminds us that there is redemption in love especially when it’s hard to love. It’s about new beginnings and not taking what we have for granted. Makes me wonder what was going on in your world when it was written. Thanks for sharing this beautiful song.
Thanks so much! Torrington and I were living in a world where money was very tight and jobs were scarce. On the other side socializing (in real life) was huge. Networking with new people was at an all time high for us despite the times we were going through. It was really uplifting.
When we decided to write the song it naturally led to something that could reflect on the global scale. It is interesting that we included nature in this song as unbeknownst to us we would write an entire album of River Songs in 2008 ; ) We will share some of those ones too in the future. Feel free to subscribe if you want to hear some more songs.
Loving in times of trouble feels very on point in todays world of trouble. Very nice lyrics my friend it has a very poetic touch and I like that. Thanks for creating good music for the people and I hope you continue doing that. Let us hope that people listen to the words and give love in times of trouble cause it is those times it is most needed/John
I agree with you one hundred percent on that. We will need to share the love with those around us when troublesome times come and go throughout life.
Torrington is an amazing lyricist and I’m so fortunate to be working with him in our song writing duo.
Hi, Loving in Times if Trouble is a lovely song. Being a music lover, I am always amazed at talented song writers and entertainers. It seems to me that writing content for songs would be as difficult as writing content for a website. Nicely done.
I really enjoyed your song and reading the lyrics.
All the best,
I’m so glad you enjoyed the song. We love creating and have been doing it for quite some time before we realized we could be creating content for the online world.
We look forward to continuing with this as we move forward! 🙂
I like the style of the song and its metophorical elements. It reminded me of the song skinny love by bon iver which i suppose has a similar metorphorical element to the lyrics. Is this song going to be released to the public? I was looking for a link or something to listen to how it sounds.
Thank you! We haven’t released this song on an album at this time. It was previously available on a limited edition we made way back in 2004 and we look forward to doing a reissue when we can. Currently we are working on an album of new songs that will be released in a few more months.
Where and what is RL. It so happens to be my initials but I doubt it’s about me.
The song is a catchy tune. I enjoyed listening to it.
I’m more of a classic rock guy but good music is good no matter the genre.
I have two brothers who are excellent musicians. One of them is on WA.
Hey Bob, thanks for tuning in for a visit and checking out the song. Cheers!
RL = Real Life – just a joke we make sometimes about how online social has grown : )
Hey there, great song.
Really sounded like that was coming from the heart. I love your piano playing as well, really haunting and hypnotic. The piano is my favourite instrument (when played well lol) along with the guitar. They can both elicit such emotion, as you’ve done here. Keep the tunes coming!
Thanks so much! Glad you liked it. We have many more coming out so feel free to subscribe on the site to keep posted.
Hey Marcel! I want to help share your new tunes. And BTW I think you have a good voice! You can ascend and descend your voice very well. I know because i like to sing too. I play guitar and play 3 blind Jumper all the time. But You are really good with the keyboard, you didnt even have to look. Yes I will def share this post with all the links i can to help you out.
Any tips for a 5 month guitar player aka me? Thanks Marcel.
Hi Billy, thanks so much that is very kind of you!
We are working on doing lots of songs video posts on this site so we have lots more to share and lots more room to grow. We have a few things coming in soon that will also help us with the quality of the audio so we are keen for that.
Practice is the thing I would say – never sacrifice a good session of practice. There are so many opportunities online now too to get tutorials from the greats like one of my favourites John Petrucci from Dream Theater. But there are so many more as well.
Keep on playing and enjoy!
So, I’m also a musician who plays piano and sings to. Your style is very much like the singer/songwriter style of Billy Joel, Elton John, and so on. I love the sound of your music but I think one thing you can do is create a better quality videos. I can barely hear the piano in the video and when I do it sounds kind of muddy. Of course, you can only do so much with the equipment we have but otherwise you are doing good. Also the bio on the page is uber long and I’m not sure it entices people to read it. Good luck to you and you definitely earned yourself a bookmark!
I have a plan of action for increasing the video and sound quality. I’ve just gotta get one more piece of equipment and then I’m all set! I agree with you they currently sound kinda lower quality direct from the camera’s mic. We are glad to be starting somewhere, and look forward to implementing our improvements in the very near future.
Hey there we go. I figured out that problem with the Bio at the bottom and it’s all straightened out.
Thanks for pointing that one out!
great song I like the voclas they are very nice indeed. Have you written them all yourself or do you get someone else to write them ?
I am also very fond of music and playing instuments but have never had the confidance like you have shown here to get up and go play infront of people.
thank you for this I hope this will go viral I will shar it now
Cheers Jack, thanks for the support!
The songs are written by the song writing duo I’m in. Gelinas/Torrington. Generally Torrington writes all the lyrics and I do the music and performance, executive production, etc…
It’s really lots of fun and we are keen to continue with more!
Have a good one!
I love your song even if I am not the person who is very much into a special music direction. The interesting thing in your article is that I can totally agree that withing 5-10 years the complete social networking has changed from sitting together in a bar, restaurant or coffee shops to sitting in front of a laptop or mobile phone doing some networking. I hope the personal contact will never be replaced by just communicating online and this will be much harder for future generations.
After saying that I’m going to meet my friends in a bar 😀
Hi Don, thanks for your kind words. My songwriting team made Adrian and I are getting together tonight too. We are keen to share a couple drinks and discuss the next step in song work. The times they are a-changing as always. It is up to us to keep it real! 🙂
Love the song, at first i thought it sounded a bit familiar but it was however the first time I heard it. The ending of the song was a bit like ending the world, a bit of chaos, and I guess that’s why you did it. 😉
About the lyrics, where did you get the inspiration from, or is there a story behind it? Cheers!
Well, it is going back a long time but I think we were having a discussion one night about comets and the possibility of our sun having a Binary Star…. deep space talk for a couple song writers, but that was good times!
Thanks, glad you enjoyed the song!
Hey there, I really enjoyed your post and not to forget your song, It really had some words which were true, I think overall this generation has changed the meaning of socializing, people claim Facebook or Twitter is socializing which to me is far from the truth, I think socializing is the good old face to face meeting to catch up over some coffee or beer. Great post
Thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoyed the song. We love being social in person over a beer or coffee too! We had our beginnings in song writing on the Open Mic scene and it was a great time. I miss those days as I know live in a town with no Open Mic. We have been thinking of starting one though.
I have never been into music in my life despite all of the various types there are. I can remember liking country, jazz and the classics when I was young. I always wanted to write songs but never put pen to paper.
Your song Endless Forgettance moved me a lot. As I listened to the words, while I read the verses, I was taken back to different times in my life that I had forgotten.
For this reader you captured parts of me and my past and brought them back into my present. For that I thank you.
Thanks Alan! I’m so glad you shared that with me here. It’s great to hear that it is something that moved you in a way. We love writing songs, making demos, and moving to production and it is just in us to do it. I’m happy you enjoyed this one.
Dear Loneliness sounds like a great tune, and I enjoyed the video you shared 🙂
I think the good thing about sad music is that it helps you to reach deep within and bring out our true feelings. I actually find that sad music picks me up a little in a strange kind of way.
But happy music makes us feel on top of the world 😀
Thank You for this piece of music..
Thanks Neil! We have many more where that came from. Back when we started writing songs in 2003 we eventually found we had a great deal of sad or darker songs. They were good to get out in the beginning. Now we have quite a collection of songs across the board and we are looking forward to posting more.