Thursday, November 20, 2014
The making of Erodica! The record is nearly done, its aftermath continues...!
First of it's going to drive me crazy! Because people will pronounce this title as E-R-O-T-I-C-A, because the T sounds like a D. But it is really pronounced: ERODE-ICA, blending the words "Eroding" with "Erotic"... which had been my life for awhile when I went to NYC for a month this past February to write this record with Raindogg.
Raindogg and I met in Austin. He found my DD Dagger profile on Reverbnation where he was looking for a singer to perform in a musical about his Grandma from Brooklyn, who was black, and a hustler. I was thrilled. I listened to the music that he had made in the past with the lovely Ms. Kassy Key. It was different than my music but there was a common thread and a vintage sound that I liked.
I was so excited about the musical. We met for a meeting about it and I met the other actors and a musician friend of his.
Then we got a show. We played the show. It was fantastic, all Raindogg songs and a couple of DD Dagger ones. I had a blast, his band was really good and they didn't eff around. I was terrified, as usual. I learned the lyrics it took me forever. I hate memorizing lyrics.
I needed an editor. I had just shot a video with my dancers, he edited the video. Just like that. It was amazing, he was great.
We did a couple of other collaborations and then I got an email. Moving to New York in December. OUT OF THE BLUE>
What about my MUSICAL?? I've been waiting all my life!
...I am going to write part 2 tomorrow. For now, I'm going to lament that I'll never get to sing in this musical, on the bright side::
This great record was written with Raindogg and though it is laced and layered with heartbreak, I am very proud of it.
we're releasing the songs one at a time, as singles. Here is the first single: listen: https://soundcloud.com/raindogg/erodica-by-dd-dagger-feat-raindogg