Song Demos

“Take This To Your Leader” [Song Demo]

“Take This To Your Leader” [Song Demo]

I didn’t know I would at the time that I wrote it, but I now view  “Take This To Your Leader” pretty much as the Mutineer project’s flagship song. It captures just about everything that I feel the project stands for: Embracing your true nature Being bold enough to walk your own path without necessarily seeking the approval of authority, or of  “The Script” Not just blindly following along because it seems to be what everybody...

“Redundancy” [Song Demo]

“Redundancy” [Song Demo]

I’ve always liked this song, even though it has a little darkness to it. There’s a lot of frustration coming out in these lyrics. When I look back upon it, this song feels somewhat autobiographical, in some cases shouting at me, “You’re on the wrong track, chasing the wrong things. Stop! You aren’t going to like where this goes!” And in a larger sense, I feel that way about much of popular culture and society...

“Crushed” [Song Demo]

“Crushed” [Song Demo]

Here’s demo number two, a song called “Crushed,” originally written back in 2008. You can listen to it on Soundcloud by clicking here, or by clicking on the Soundcloud button, below. I’ll write more about it and put a lyric video together soon. But right now, I’m just about to leave for a week’s vacation. So I’ll leave the lyrics here for now Even in this very raw form, I absolutely love this song. I...

“Be Flat” [Song Demo]

“Be Flat” [Song Demo]

And we’re off. Humble though this home demo may be, it is a kick to hear it built out even just to this extent, and it’s gratifying to finally have a little bit of an audible example of what I’ve been working on with the Mutineer project to share with other people. Under the Influence “Be Flat” was originally conceived in early 2011. I was listening to a lot of The Trews music at the...