On Friday, I did something I usually don’t do/kind of hate to do. I released a project, These Beats of Mine 3: Take Your Heart, without much in the way of promotion outside of a few texts. In a soon-to-be released episode of The Speed Report, one thing is the culprit for the new project: coronavirus.
No, I don’t have it and no I didn’t use coronavirus as a marketing tool. That’s tactless as hell (looking at you, essentially every business out there).
However, being home from work for a few weeks, I needed something to do in between work work, being a bomb-ass parent and being anxious about a potential coronavirus lock-down. I suffer from a bit of claustrophobia when it comes to being “confined” (either physically or mentally). Add that in with the rest of March being a crapshow for my mental and this has been frickin’ wonderful for me.
That said, this past Friday, I finished up the project, recorded a freestyle to cap it, and released it on Audiomack (shoutout Z and ’em). It’s perfect that it came together that way, somewhat. Finishing up TBOM3 helped me keep my mind off of my anxieties while also distracting me from the upcoming anniversary of Mama Young’s death. The project helped me not be as depressed as I could’ve been coming up on five years since losing my mother. On the strictly SOTBMusic side of things, the project serves as connective tissue between BCB 2 and BCB 2.1.
TBOM3 was the second instrumental project I’ve released over the last year. It (hopefully) won’t be the last. I intend to tackle the JRPG Another Eden next (and hope I can get some sort of shoutout/licensing from the AE team for it). I don’t make TBOM projects to profit. I make damn sure I let people know that. I do it to bring more eyes to the properties I reference and chop. If you loved TBOM2, check out JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. If you like TBOM3, check out the Persona series (I’m currently replaying Persona 5 and playing Persona 4 for the first time). If you liked the OG TBOM, check out the anime from which I drew inspiration.
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