New song! “Let it slide”

So I’ve been trying to figure out this whole music thing for years. I have no clue what I’m doing when it comes to making a song, all I know is that I like making them. I hope you enjoy this latest song, it’s definitely a work in progress but I feel like it’s off to a good start.

Just wanted to share: Shakia Chanel

 

art lives

Last Friday I got the chance to be a part of an awesome artist showcase called Art Lives and it was a great evening. One of my favorite parts of the night was getting to hear Shakia Chanel perform. This girl is crazy talented and you guys know how I feel about crazy talented people, I just have to share them with you! Shakia’s voice is so pure, in my opinion, it’s one of those voices that just sound effortless. I hope you will enjoy this performance, it’s not from last Friday, but I’ll see if she posts any videos from then and if so, expect another post 🙂 

Make sure you let Shakia know how much you enjoy what she does! You can follow her on twitter @shakia_chanel  she’s also on facebook and youtube.

Entire by M&O

I wanted to share this video, “Entire” by M&O, with you all because I LOVE LOVE LOVE the song, the artists and of course, the actual video is just awesome. The vibe, the look, the sound…yes! I hope you guys will enjoy it!

WATCH THEIR NEWEST VIDEO “RUN”!

 

You can buy this song PLUS a whole album filled with amazing songs on the M&O bandcamp page here! Trust me, you won’t regret it!

Follow the duo on twitter @mnosoul

 

Against the clock

To help you guys get through this hump day I’m sharing my latest song “Against the clock”. I hope you enjoy!

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The Limit

I’m excited to share my newest instrumental track with you! It’s called “The Limit” and I think this track in particular is going to be the start of a new direction for my sound. It’s got a slightly quirky thing going on with it and I like it so I’ll be experimenting more in the future. I’m still learning about my creativity when it comes to music so I’m happy to hear any comments or suggestions from you all 🙂 Hope you guys enjoy!

The Limit

Check out my last upload “Stepping Back” and more of my music uploads HERE!
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New song! “Stepping Back”

New song tentatively titled “Stepping Back” (I can’t name songs to save my life smh). It’s still in the rough phase, something is missing that I can’t put my finger on but I’m ignoring the picky side of myself and posting it anyway. Enjoy!

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You have to hurt to heal…

I’m of a broken jigsaw puzzle,
no picture to help you piece all the scattered parts of me.
I’m not easy to figure,
no quick calculations here dear,
if you want to know my secrets, just ask.
I won’t scratch, I won’t bite,
I may lie here and there,
I’m no angel, though sweet faced,
Only human I make mistakes.

Tear me down as long as you’ll build me up better.
Break the seal I’ve put in place.
Don’t worry about hurting me,
for you can do no worse than I have.
You have to hurt to heal they say.

And I won’t question your intentions
as long as you don’t question mine.
And I won’t bleed if you don’t cut me.
So try not to tattoo my fragile heart with pain.

I play tough to make it through the day.
Avoid all the hurts in hopes they’ll fade away.
But hiding only pulls me closer to myself
So I’ll be waiting, hero come save me.

Tear me down as long as you’ll build me up better.
Break the seal I’ve put in place.
Don’t worry about hurting me,
You can do no worse than I have.
You have to hurt to heal they say.

These are the lyrics to a song I wrote a while ago. I can’t find the music for it anymore 😦 but figured I’d still share this with you guys. Thanks for reading! 

New Music! “Vibe”

music
How long has it been since Music Monday? Too long! I finally decided to sit down and create something new one night (of course at 2 a.m. because that’s standard creative time) and this is what I came up with in a few hours. It’s still rough because I did it so quickly but I still enjoy it none-the-less. Hope you guys like it!

Make sure you like, comment and share if you enjoyed “Vibe”! Thanks for listening!

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Falling

Hey guys, well it’s been a while since I’ve posted a new original song but here I am finally producing new (ish) material. This is a song that I’d originally came up with the melody for on my keyboard while I was still in high school (in other words it’s ancient lol). It’s one of the ONLY songs that I remember from that time and I always play it on my keyboard or on any piano I can get my hands on and decided, why not add some strings to make it pretty. Well this is what I got from it, I hope you guys enjoy. I’m not sure if this is the final version as there is still so much more that I hear in my head to add but for now, I am happy with this sound. Let me know what you think, thank you for your patience with me and my rut this year. I am hoping that this is the beginning of much more music to come!

Make sure you let me know how you feel about this song in the comments below, click the like button and be sure to share! Tweet me @talichaj about it too! Thanks for listening guys!

Music Monday

Hey guys! Welcome to a new week, hope you are all having a great Monday. Today’s song is actually one of my own, but before you get excited-it’s not new. BUT I didn’t see that I’d posted it here before so I think that means most of you have never heard it before! Here is Dreamality, I hope you enjoy!

Check out more of my music here: http://soundcloud.com/talichaj

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Music Monday

Welcome to another edition of Music Monday! This week I am bringing you guys a sound all the way from france! Well she actually lives in Canada right now but… Anyway, the artist is Zaho and the song is Kif’n’dir which translated means what should I do. I love the lyrical content of this song as well as the overall sound from Zaho’s voice to the production of the instrumental. I originally heard this song while watching Les Twins dance videos and fell in love with it. Hope you guys enjoy! (I hope the lyrics are all correct, you guys know things sometimes get lost in translation)

I muse at the airplanes through the window
Behind bars, me, who wants to escape
I never felt like submitting myself
‘To these beings with their worn-out ideas
I want (to be able) to see other mornings being born
Maybe the line in [the palm of] my hand will tell me
I must follow the searchlight, because my soul is [my] master
But I’m afraid to touch a wall (litt: the end) just a few metres away

And I don’t want to leave
Even if there is nothing that holds me back
I don’t want to suffer
I have taken a one-way charter[ticket]
Not to come back anymore

What should I do (repeats)

I wear this mask to look like the others
[disguised] as a failed boy, a girl not like the others (like the other girls)
I expect the worst and I endure
I’m fed up with pretending that I am strong
So I play corpse, so as not to die
I need to get out to close this Algerian chapter
Even if there is dust upon this theme
Know that I love you never the less

And I don’t want to leave
Even if there is nothing that holds me back
I don’t want to suffer
I have taken a one-way charter[ticket]
Not to come back anymore

What should I do (repeats)

Ouh ouh ouh ouh

What should I do (repeats)

Don’t cry, Algeria, I don’t sleep
Don’t cry, Algeria, I don’t sleep
Don’t cry, Algeria, I don’t sleep
Don’t cry, Algeria, I don’t sleep

 

Hope you guys enjoyed this weeks #MusicMonday make sure you check back next week for another new sound!

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Music Monday

Hey guys welcome to week two of Music Monday. Wish I could say I was bringing you guys a Talicha J. original but alas, I’m still slacking on the music making front. So with that said I bring you a great artist that I have been following for a few years now. Her name is Alexz Johnson and she is a Canadian singer/songwriter with an amazing voice. If you have never heard her sing before then you are in for a treat! The song that I’m going to share with you all today is off of her latest EP, Skipping Stone. I really love that although she has worked with big companies, she has independently released her last album entitled Voodoo as well as this EP. Alexz has definitely been inspiring to me as a songwriter because she shows that you don’t have to be with a large label to release great albums that reach the people. Anyways, here goes Skipping Stone:

I took in the most that I could
I never imagined that I would
Be feeling so misunderstood
Mmmm just following lines
You race in my mind like a car
You’ve beaten my heart so damn far
And now I’ve been pacing the wall
‘Cause you’re under my hurt

Never thought I could
Love you no never
Never thought that I would
Ever try to be anything better

My heart’s beaten better alone
And if it is broke
Why let you know
This heart’s not your skipping stone
If I’m sinking water
Then why even bother
Just leave it alone
Mmmm this heart’s not your skipping stone

So maybe I should settle down
And find a new man
Let him throw my world around
All his blueberry lies
I know there isn’t a room
Was left in the desk now
It’s time to school
Mmmm now, I’m a lovesick fool

Never knew that you
Could just hold me hostage
I’m losing my cool
Through the pain somehow
Don’t want you to stop it

My heart’s beaten better alone
And if it is broke
Why let you know
This heart’s not your skipping stone
If I’m sinking water
Then why even bother
Just leave it alone
Hmmm ’cause this heart’s not your skipping stone

All the time
I never let you in
Was a lie
I wasn’t letting you in
And on the date
You let me cry
Was a lie

My heart’s beaten better alone
And if it is broke
Why let you know
This heart’s not your skipping stone
If I’m sinking water
Why even bother
Just leave it alone

If it is broke
Why let you know
This heart’s not your skipping stone
If I’m sinking water
Why even bother
Just leave me alone

Hope you guys enjoyed Alexz Johnson’s Skipping Stone. Check out more of her here and be sure to check back next week for #MusicMonday

New Music Monday!

Ello peeps, it’s that time of the week again! New Music Monday! Hope you enjoy my latest track, Almost There!

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New Music!!!

Ello lovely people, don’t ask me why I have been saying ello lately as opposed to hello…in my head I have an accent when I say it…
Any who, that was a random tangent I just went off on, it’s just been one of those random kind of weeks thus far. Which is why new music is just now being posted. I will spare you all the details of what took so long for me to post, they are rather boring.
With that said, I leave you with this:

Making it

Hope you enjoy! Be sure to comment, like and share if you have the time. It really means a lot to hear feedback from all you lovely listeners.

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http://www.reverbnation.com/talichaj

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http://www.youtube.com/womaninthemaking

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Thanks!

The heart’s lullaby

Here is my most recent song, I am still trying to decide if it’s finished or not (it’s really short) anyways, enjoy!

Let time be your lullaby

Let it rock you in its arms

Let time heal you

Dear heart,
I know you’re broken
Bruised and beaten up
But I promise (i promise)
It gets better (it gets better)
Soon your scars will fade
The tears will be long dried and washed away
Soon, the wounds will only be memories, you’ll see

Just let time do its work
(let time do its work)

Let time be your lullaby
(Let time be your lullaby)