You’re probably wonder what this tweet has to do with anything, especially since I’ve claimed retirement for the past year and some change.
— Speed on the Beat (@SpeedontheBeat) August 15, 2017
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsSimply put, I’m contemplating coming back to recording music. This year marks the first since 2011 where I haven’t put out an official project of any sort. Yes, I did release an EP called Evolution, but most of that was full of old material and it never got a proper release.
|Hell, Evolution didn’t even really have a proper cover.|
Instead, it was released on Bandcamp with one or two songs released elsewhere as singles and/or loosies. However, I’m thinking that needs to change.
While it’s been close to two years since I recorded new material, things have changed. I’m in a good place and maybe new music would reflect that. I’m not in the dark, manic/depressive states I was in during, for instance, Unhinged or parts of DOTK. I’m kind of legitimately happy for the first time in years. I want to see success and I want to help people get to where I’m at. The same way I wanted people to learn from my mistakes, I want them to learn from my successes as well.
I’m not perfect. However, it may be time for “happy Speed” to come out and play for a bit. We’ve seen depressed Speed, unmedicated while bipolar Speed, and we’ve seen “paying homage to my hometown while still having dark undertones” Speed. My kids are getting older and my oldest sometimes asks me “Daddy, did you rap?” Maybe it’s that question, but I kind of want to give people more of me–with less lo-fi, mind you.
I’m not putting anything in stone just yet. Plus, I’ll be 29 in two days and I said I didn’t want to be one of those artists who was still putting stuff out in their 30s and beyond. But…it may be time for some new SOTBMusic coming from, well, SOTB. The first step to that is to find some dope vibes that may be included on a new album. That’s why there’s something floating around my Twitter feed called “Name Up in Lights.” If there were an album, it’d be more fun and less doom-and-gloom sadness. My mom’s been dead for two years and I think I’m finally fully getting out of the funk that that event had over me.
I’m playing around with the idea, so bear with me if I change my mind. Again, nothing’s set in stone for this “comeback.” However, if you loved SOTB back when I dealt with a lot of insanity, I’m sure you’d love to hear a more mature, more happy, more stable version. Amirite?