i’ve tried

as mentioned in the post before last, october will see the release of my album full of vocal experiments . . . these walls of mine . . . which can now be preordered here. most of the songs on this record were debuted on my flickr page a couple years ago and were created while in the process of making my http album. two songs, however, are more recent numbers, written at home in summer 2011. at one point i started walking around my apartment singing in a rather r&b style just for fun, and then i had the idea to try and make an entire song in this manner. that’s how i’ve tried came to be.

in the video below you can see me performing the song with my good friend martyn heyne, at his lichte studio, where we finalized the mixes of the album, running all my tracks through his old tape machines and echo boxes . . . fun!!!

18 Responses to “i’ve tried”

  1. Hannah Says:

    I love that you continually experiment with different genres and don’t just stick to one sound. Great job!

  2. Matina Says:

    Great! How many days into the vow of wearing this shirt did you record this video?

  3. peter Says:

    ha!

    i hadn’t worn the shirt for quite some time, and when it came time shoot the video, i thought it could be a nice time to let it shine a bit ;-)

  4. Amber Says:

    This is great! Looking forward to the album.

  5. Erika Says:

    Please, please, please, come play in Milan!!!

  6. Stephan Says:

    Awsome!
    Just preordered the ltd. vinyl version :D

    Greetings from Middelburg, Netherlands

  7. Otti Says:

    Hello Peter! Lovely sound. I went to End of the Road in the UK, and you didn’t play, I hope it wasn’t anything bad. Hope to catch a show soon!

  8. Last in gym Says:

    Vocal experiments, what a great idea! Keep up the good work!

  9. C Says:

    This is just beautiful.

  10. yukiko Says:

    hello peter :)

    i have a question.
    where can i get this your song ‘softly freezing’?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CQZM9fRmkI

    i am looking forward to hearing your new album :)

    thank you for beautiful music!

  11. peter Says:

    hi yukiko! that song was a bonus track for the itunes version of my album “home” . . . but it might only be available in europe . . . i’m not quite sure! if you can’t find it just email me and i’ll send it to you :-)

  12. Joel Says:

    Hi Peter, this new project sounds great. I’d never heard ‘softly freezing’ before either, it’s not on my edition of home bought in the uk, and can’t find it on itunes or the internet. Really like it, could you poss send it to me too? Hope to see you play live in the north of england again. Best, Joel

  13. peter Says:

    sure thing! i’ve uploaded the song. you can download it here while the link lasts:

    http://wtrns.fr/kpF8s9Y83TlsPeM

  14. Andy Says:

    wow, this sounds sublime…reminds me of arthur russell’s best moments, now waiting for vinyl release!

  15. Javier Says:

    Hi Peter,
    This song ( i’ve tried) is available in audio too? , I would like to have it for listen in different places, :D
    Hugs

  16. Maira Says:

    Does anyone have the lyrics of the song?

  17. peter Says:

    I’VE TRIED:

    In this brave new world
    The only guard (god) is you
    And in this game of hearts
    The only card is you
    In this song of love
    The only voice is you
    And in this voice of you
    Every sound must be true
    And with the sound of truth
    Comes the joy of baby ruth youth

    But I’ve tried keeping the mind high
    And I’ve tried keeping levels low
    And I’ve tried to catch the eye of a spirit
    That’s always looking away
    I’ve tried

  18. Raluca Says:

    Gorgeous song , so intense !

    Thank you
    It’s on repeat (the live version I can really feel your soul )

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