Robby Suavé Is 20 Years Old, Pt. 6
Alright. Here’s the last one. I wanted to get this blog series done by the end of the year, and here I am doing it. I feel like for this blog series, I can stop at 2014 since everything more recent than that, I’ve been documenting my actions in real-time. Anyway, let’s jump into 2014 before 2022 hits.
Last time, I said 2012 and 2013 were pretty slim in the publicly-released music-making department. 2014 changed that. Looking at my files, I realized that I forgot about this period in early 2014 where I made a handful of decent songs that I never released. There are 4 or 5 almost good songs. Two of them were far enough along that I had them professionally mastered, if that tells you anything. Both musically and lyrically, they’re relatively dense. If I ever end up releasing any of these songs, I’ll likely re-record the vocals with new lyrics though.
I don’t want to post samples of any of these songs since they probably will see the light of day at some point. But here are some of the song titles, at least: “Awesome Is as Awesome Does,” “Awesomeness Makes the Heart Grow Fonder,” and “Fool Me Once.” That first song is pretty awesome.
Also, I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but “Eff It” was coming together in this 2013-2014 era. I immediately thought it was a cool song, but I didn’t end up releasing it until 2018 on the More Awesome Than Awesome album.
These aren’t anything special, but here are a couple samples. These are notable in that I’ll probably use “Awesomeness Makes the Heart Grow Fonder” as a song title and I ended up making a song called “Novelty” that appears on Heat Stroke, but it doesn’t sound anything like this.
Well, what’s next? If you’ve been paying attention, you might notice that I tend to release an album every couple of years. My last album, Somniphobia, came out in 2020, so…what’s are the chances of a new batch of songs being released in 2022? Pretty good, I’d say.
Over the last 6 months or so, I’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes. I put this cool shirt on Amazon. The story of how the design was created deserves its own post, so I won’t get into details here, but it was a little messy. Ultimately though, it’s a cool design, and it looks good on shirts.
I also worked with a competent designer to overhaul my logo. Keen eyes may have noticed it in that synth shirt I was just talking about. Here are two black-and-white versions of it that I’ll use here and there. The adventure to settling on the final design was pretty fun. It started with dozens of sketches of it from me. Then I commissioned someone to essentially vectorize and perfect what I had sketched and had in my head. But he also came up with how the left swooping shape looks. Maybe I’ll talk about this logo more in detail in another post. So I’ll stop blabbing about the logo for now. But yeah, here’s the official, public reveal of it.
Another thing that has a storied past already is a cool Robby Suavé wordmark. Not since Boobs, Butts, and Feets have I had an actual wordmark. I’ve had my rune logo for a long time now, but I’ve never really had “Robby Suavé” stylized in a way that was ever repeated, other than when I brought back the BBAF logo on a raglan on Amazon. Again, this is something that deserves its own post, but that’s pretty close to being finalized. As a hint, I guess, its design was inspired by an early, obscure version of wordmark for the original Alien movie.
Getting away from visual stuff, let’s get into the music! Over the last year or so, I’ve been building up the tools for recording the next album. Everything from software to guitars to effects processors to a microphone isolation shield for recording vocals, I’ve been preparing for sure. I don’t want to spoil too much of what’s going on, but things are happening.
Happy New Year. Bring it on, 2022.