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Check out this sneak-peek of 5th Child's brand new music video for "Walkaway Love":
Here is a sneak peak at 5th Child's aka Stephen Brown upcoming music video entitled Walkaway Love. Directed and produced by me. Full video coming soon!Posted by Christopher Windfield on Monday, January 25, 2016
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The fourth track on the album "Walkaway Love" is interesting because it's a very true story. I had a real situation with a young lady that prompted this song. I had just gotten off the phone with her ending it by telling me that we should take some time apart. It was definitely a curve ball but rather than posting some Facebook status or anything dramatic like that, I just opened Logic like I always do when I'm having woman trouble.
I picked up this album that I'd been meaning to sample and chopped up this cool piano part. Before I knew it, about 15 minutes had passed and I had the whole beat laid out. While I was making it, I started mumbling this hook to the melody "It's okay, love. You can walk away, love." It started as just a simple chant and i didn't want it to be anymore complex than that. Once I had the hook and the concept, it took no time to write the verses. Really about 20 minutes.
I went ahead and did a dry run of the vocals so I could memorize the lyrics and re-record everything later. Once I got to the rerecording phase of the album, I was never able to recapture the same feeling like the original so I just kept the 1st take of the song. It's the real initial reaction where I'm reading the words off the page that you're hearing on the album. I guess you could say this is the most "raw/natural" song on the album. Inspired, produced, written, recorded, and mixed all within about 2 hours.
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Friday, November 20, 2015
It's basically about developing a thick skin when facing hardships. I discuss a lot of stuff on the song such as hearing hateful words from someone that I loved to rejection to frustration with an oppressive culture, etc. I needed 3 verses to vent apparently, lol. Yet, I knew that I didn't want the entire album to take this tone so I just told myself to "get it out now and then let it go." All artists can understand how putting a problem in a tangible form sometimes takes away it's power over you. That was the intent here.
I probably spent more time on this beat than any other one on the album because I chopped up the vocals so much and added extra instrumentation including strings, synths, piano solos, etc. I honestly hate the title of the song but I couldn't think of anything better to call it. Ah well... lol
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