The Ballad One – Stream / Download

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While I’m getting My First E.P. ready for release, here is the instrumental preview of The Ballad One– one of the first songs I wrote and produced! It’s a pop ballad with a big swelling piano part arranged around some subtle synths, deep strings and nice bass and drum tracks. I must give a shout out and a thanks to the one and only Emma Strummer for modelling for the artwork for the track!

The fully loaded vocal edits will be available on Spotify, Amazon, iTunes and other platforms later in the year, but in the mean time, the non-vocal instrumental edits of the track is available right now on my Bandcamp site in high quality MP3, Flac formats and more, meaning you can have a listen, have a download or have it on me!

You can Name Your Price if you wanna purchase them and give me some support- I’ll leave that up to you, you kind and generous human that you are!

Have a preview of the track on the player below and if you wanna download them, just click on the download button!

As always, I’d love to hear what you think of The Ballad One so feel free to give me a shout on Twitter or on my Facebook Page where you can give me a like, a shout and a share over there!

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My First EP – 2 Track Download

It’s amazing how time flies when you’re writing and producing some songs! Having spent a long time working on My First EP; writing, recording, rewriting, rerecording, scrapping things, starting again and all that, I am almost ready to get the thing shared with the world! I have a few finishing touches to make and some vocals to record and My First EP will be available online to stream, download and purchase!

While I’m getting the final EP sorted out, I thought I’d share the instrumentals for the first two singles here via my Bandcamp site!

The tracks have been going under the working titles of ‘The Synthpop One’ and ‘The Disco One’ and the real names of the tracks will be revealed when I launch the fully loaded vocal edits on Spotify, Amazon, iTunes and other platforms later in the year!

The non-vocal instrumental edits of both tracks are available right now on my Bandcamp site in high quality MP3, Flac formats and more, meaning you can have a listen, have a download or have it on me! Or you can Name Your Price if you wanna purchase them and give me some support- I’ll leave that up to you, you kind and generous human that you are!

Have a preview of the tracks on the media players below and if you wanna download them, just click on the download button!

 

 

If you like them or wanna get in touch or wanna tell me what you think of the tracks, give me a shout out on Twitter or on my Facebook Page and give me a shout, a like and a share over there!

My First E.P. – released soon!

I have been busy writing, recording and producing my own music over the past few months and the time for releasing My First E.P. is getting closer every day!

My First E.P. is a self-written and self-produced 7 track extended play showcasing my song-writing, vocals, piano and production skills covering a whole range of genres and influences from slick and sleek disco to hi energy synth-pop, a Fleetwood Mac inspired rock song, a big beat trip hop track and a piano based cover version where I take on ‘Hood’ by Perfume Genius!

I’ve still got a few things I’m working and a few more vocals to record before the big release in the Autumn / Fall of 2017 but in the mean time, have a listen to a preview of ‘The Synthpop One’ and ‘The Disco One’ and hear me play piano and sing on my cover of Perfume Genius’ ‘Hood’ by clicking on the players below!
Feel free to give me a follow / shout / feedback on here or on Twitter and Instagram!

John McBlain – The Disco One



John McBlain – Hood



John McBlain – The Synthpop One



John McBlain: My First E.P.



Five Years of Blogging!!!!!


My blog is five years old!
5 years. 232 blog articles.
And plenty more to come!

New Music: An Update!

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Hello! Hello! Hello!

Since I’ve been dropping videos and updates all over the place for the past wee while about new music and all that, I thought I’d bring everything together in this lil’ blog post!

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I’ve worked in music for a long, long, long time and after a break from DJing and songwriting and producing, I finally got back into having fun writing and producing for myself and now have a small collection almost ready to share with the world!

My sound will be a blend of genres, influenced by artists and bands and sounds that I hold dear and love, and will be my own self-produced and self-written tracks, featuring yours truly on vocals, piano, saxophone and more!

I’m quite proud to officially say that my music will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and other places where good music can be found very, very soon!

Things will be kicking off with one of the tracks as featured in these short promo videos that I’ve pulled from my Instagram feed and that feature in various posts on my blog!

I’ll be posting more info on this track- the release date, the name and artwork, and where and when to listen to it in full over the next few weeks and months!

I’m having some fun with it and hope to get some support and feedback along the way, so please share, like, retweet and comment!

Keep up to date with me on Instagram and Twitter and of course, here on my blog!

Another Lil’ Preview…