• New Song from JuneMay - Life's like Jazz
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New Song from JuneMay - Life's like Jazz
on: March 02, 2018, 19:13:36
Dear Songwriter colleagues,

today we released our new song called "Life's like Jazz". It was written briefly after my father died on the 2nd of March 2017 - so exactly one year ago. In fact a demo version has already been posted here but I'd love to hear your thoughts on the final "product".

https://soundcloud.com/june_may/life

All the best and take care!

Fabian

Lifeís too short, life can be cruel
Life gets you high, makes you a fool
Life is bittersweet, life is great.
Once you understand, it might be too late.

Life is like Jazz, we need to improvise,
life is a gift, once we realize...

Life is wonderful, life is a dream.
It makes you laugh, it makes you scream
Life is game, lifeís a song
of love and hate, now sing along.

Life is like Jazz, we need to improvise,
life is a gift, once we realize

Lifeís not fair (a journey?), a constant flow.
all we learn, is how little we know.
We are born, we live, we die.
and at our grave someone may say goodbye.

Str: C | Dm | G | Em  | C | Dm | G | C
KV: Fmaj7 | Cmaj7 | Dm7 | G7


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Re: New Song from JuneMay - Life's like Jazz
Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 20:47:16
hi @junemay
this is very delicate and beautiful  ::thumb::

thanks for sharing this  ::thumb::

sorry about your loss  :-[ :-[ :-[
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Re: New Song from JuneMay - Life's like Jazz
Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 21:24:08
Connected for me  :-)

 ::OSMAN:: ::OSMAN:: ::OSMAN::

Hope you father kept improvising right up to the end  ::heart::
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Re: New Song from JuneMay - Life's like Jazz
Reply #3 on: March 03, 2018, 10:47:09
This is gorgeous @junemay. Lovely sentiments - love the jazz/improvise theme...


Beautifully sung, as always.


Poignant stuff and Iím a sucker for a sad song.


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Re: New Song from JuneMay - Life's like Jazz
Reply #4 on: March 03, 2018, 13:50:41
What a beautiful song....just a perfect way to immortalize your father.

The piano and bass combination is just right and Carina's excellent vocals really bring the emotion home.
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Re: New Song from JuneMay - Life's like Jazz
Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 14:54:26
Iím handicapped twice.
Iím from Amsterdam.
And I am only so so English spoken.
So iíll Really try to say something subtle.
@junemay
@Leonard Scaper
Thank you Leonard for Ďa perfect way to immortalize your fatherí.
And I would have said: a lovely way to soften the blowí. But Iím not quite sure about that description.

I wish you strength with it all.
And hop that the singing of the lady will help you.
Kind regards, Gus


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Re: New Song from JuneMay - Life's like Jazz
Reply #6 on: March 03, 2018, 15:49:22
Hey Fabian and Carina,

Wow, I can't think of a more beautiful and melodic way to say goodbye.. sung from the heart, played from the heart. Just sat back and listened to this gem and got goose-bumps.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Cheers!
Mar T.


Re: New Song from JuneMay - Life's like Jazz
Reply #7 on: March 03, 2018, 20:22:05
My dear songwriter colleagues @Mar T. , @LePlongeur , @Leonard Scaper , @Zedd , @MrBouzouki , @Dutchbeat

I truly want to thank you for listening and for your very nice and warm words. Yes, this is a very personal song (maybe all songs are in some way...). I still remember some comments on the demo (where I have been singing) and I also tried to go the duet way as suggested by some. But honestly, against Carina's voice I can not compete... (and it sounded a bit like Roxette - a band I truly admire but Per Gessle also can't sing really...).

All the best and take care!

Fabian


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Re: New Song from JuneMay - Life's like Jazz
Reply #8 on: March 03, 2018, 21:24:50
deep bows @junemay , a very warm honest song. The singer does a very very good job! Hoping to hear more from the album
recommending https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works "How music works", book by David Byrne.


Re: New Song from JuneMay - Life's like Jazz
Reply #9 on: March 05, 2018, 20:00:44
Thank you, @oorlab .

This is very kind. You can find two of our albums on Spotify if you want. The new one will be released once we have 10 songs complete (guess this will take a year or so - Life's like Jazz was the first song from this 5th Album...)

Best,

Fabian


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Re: New Song from JuneMay - Life's like Jazz
Reply #10 on: March 06, 2018, 13:52:59
It is hard not to fall in love with this song, given the back-story Fabian. It is a beautiful piece @junemay and I am sure your father would have loved to see this dedicated to him.

The chorus is sublime and Carina's voice carries the whole delicate thing so well.  ::thumb::
If you like novels with a musical theme, why not try 'Sixth Beatle - When Music Changed The World', easily found on Amazon and Google. It is amazing, although as the author I may be biased!


Re: New Song from JuneMay - Life's like Jazz
Reply #11 on: March 08, 2018, 19:01:34
Dear @MichaelA ,

thanks so much for your very nice comment. Great to hear that you like this one. I will also let Carina know that you like her voice.

Best,

Fabian



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