It’s been a long time coming. I have finally released my first album, A Life Redacted, under my music name ODMUSICMAN. The album reflects positive changes in my life and my relationship with my daughter in our premier song, Second Chances and our second duet and family effort Give.
OUR NEW SONGS
Second Chances, re-written from the movie I scored in the 1990's, is a duet with my daughter Michelle about the redemption possible in all relationships. Michelle was critical in re-working the lyrics to match our story and message as well as adding spectacular ideas for her vocals. Also, there is no AI, no tricks, and no autotune. Michelle provides her pitch perfect serene vocals proving she has chops as good as anyone.
Heart of Darkness was the novella that inspired the Vietnam movie Apocalypse Now. This song explores the mind of the soldier in a war he doesn't want. It can be the heart of war that keeps our hearts at bay.
Remembering is just what it sounds like, a musing of past relationships, memories and how those perspectives change as we grow older.
Driftwood is a statement song about Gen Z and Millennials. The lyric "If we see a mountain, we don’t climb. But we want a miracle, the easiest kind" expresses observations of a frustrated generation.
Ghost Girl is about the perfect girl you imagine exists until you realize there is no such person. You were chasing that perfect ghost girl all your life.
Hunting for Heaven speaks to our pining for peace and how each one of us has our own thoughts of what Heaven is.
The Funk You're In is about when life becomes a rut repeating itself and never moving forward.
Give delivers an important message about forgiveness, understanding, and selfless living.
Too Soon finishes the album with a tribute to my brother who passed away from cancer at the young age of 57.