Lyrics inspiration – this will bring your song closer to the audience

You write a song about someone and need more inspiration with the lyrics.
These aspects will give your lyrics more depth and bring it closer to your audience.

Lyrics Inspiration Poster (L.I.P.)

1. Self-referred and Visible
– details of your protagonist
 (“Feel the sweat break on my brow” – Iron Maiden)
– his outfit – what does he wear?
 (“…of white skin on red leather” – Deftones)
– how does he move?
– his look – does he have a beard, glasses etc.?

2. Self-referred and Invisible
– other senses – what does he hear or smell?
– is he suffering from pain?
– what are the protagonist’s future plans?
(“Following our will and wind we may just go where no one’s been” – Tool)
– in what mood is he? angry? sad?

3. Environmental and Visible
– location – where does the story take place?
– what events happen? a disaster?
 (“Infernal machines arise, flesh and steel collide” – Symphony X)
– what’s the weather like?
– what time of day is it? morning? evening?
 (“In the cold light of morning, while everyone’s yawning” – Placebo)

4. Environmental and Invisible
– what year is it? at some point in the future?
– what time is it?
   (“11 a.m., by now you would think that I would be up” – Incubus)
– what is the temperature in the room / outside?
– does the political situation play a role in the story?
   (“A black flag and a red star, a rising sun loomin’ over Los Angeles” – Rage against the Machine)

You don’t have to use ALL of these aspects in your song, of course. But the more you use, the more images you give the audience. And the closer you get to them.

Enjoy – new demo track from concept album

A few days ago, I produced a demo of the song “Finale – The Journey”. It is the seventh and last song on the concept album project “Space Escapism Opera”. “Finale – The Journey” is an instrumental progressive metal track that closes the curtain of the epic science fiction story on the album.

Markus Vogel from the band “Damaged Beyond Repair” (https://soundcloud.com/d-b-r) played and recorded the guitars. He mixed the guitar recordings in his home studio and sent me the files. This is the way songs are produced today. The other instruments were programmed for the demo.
There is still the crowdfunding campaign running for the professional production of the concept album. Read more on https://www.startnext.com/space-escapism-opera

Now listen to that progressive piece of art, I hope you like it.

Jericho rag doll – a crowdfunding reward

This will be the next small big thing!

The main character from the concept album “Space Escapism Opera” will become a reward for the crowdfunding of the album. This is the prototype, made by my wife. The real reward will be bigger than this.

I have planned to realize the reward as soon as the project has collected 500€ for support. So get up and support this project on https://www.startnext.com/space-escapism-opera. You can also get several rewards, not only one.

The main Character “Jericho” is a material scientist, who is sick of the world full of technologies in 2050. The aerospace program “Moon Colonization” is the only chance to escape from the sick world.

Jericho rag doll back

Working titles become final titles

I have thought about the titles on my concept album Space Escapism Opera and have changed the working titles of the songs into final titles. It was important for me to have titles with different lengths and to make other people curious about the songs.

working titles:

01_Future
02_Protagonist
03_Technologies
04_Moon
05_Experiment
06_Awakening
07_Journey

final titles of Space Escapism Opera

01. Ouverture – Megacity 2050
02. Jericho
03. Race of Technologies
04. Moon Colonization – A New Ressource
05. The Experiment
06. New Eyes – Escape from a World of Sickness
07. Finale – The Journey

You can listen to a few songs on Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/col-chi/tracks

Dark Progressive Metal – demo song on my concept album

https://soundcloud.com/col-chi/06_awakening-demo

(Click the link to get to the rocking sound)

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This is the second demo song of my concept album “Space Escapism Opera”. The style is dark and progressive metal. I recorded it at home. Chris R. from the band “SoundCircle” performed the vocals. Enjoy it and don’t forget to write some feedback how you liked the song.

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06_awakening (working title) lyrics:

Reaching the dark side
I open my new eyes
Now I can see the shadows in me
Repressed in the subconsciousness

Where am I?
Turn on the light
The past has reached me

Where am I
Turn on the light
Are my eyes open right now?

I remember now…

It will never be – like before this disease, it came to our family
This dark empty hall – is the cemetery for my hopes and my will to believe

Believe…me…
Irreversible Process, it divided us in two
I hold your dying hand because I can’t do more for you
The subconsciousness repressed the shadows in my mind
This is my life, this is my life

It will never be like before
In this cemetery God is weak
God is too weak to kill diseases
It will never be like before

It will never be – like before this disease, it came to our family
This dark empty hall

Irreversible Process, it divided us in two
I hold your dying hand because I can’t do more for you
The subconsciousness repressed the shadows in my mind
This is my life, this is my life

The future’s analog – reject Biotechnologies
The future’s analog – reject Neurotechnologies
The future’s analog – reject Digital Technologies
The future’s analog – the future’s analog

It will never be like before
In this cemetery God is weak
God is too weak to kill diseases
It will never be like before

My escapism is a journey inside myself
Property means nothing, knowing is wealth
To find the truth I take this last trip
To leave this world of sickness with the wisdom I equipped

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https://soundcloud.com/col-chi/06_awakening-demo
(Click the link to get to the rocking sound)

Revealed! The Cover for my Concept Album “Space Escapism Opera”

It’s finished now. This will be the cover for my concept album “Space Escapism Opera”. It is drawn by concept artist “Helge C. Balzer”.

The cover shows the situation in the year 2050, where most people use virtual reality for nearly everything. Work, spare time, games, relationships, sex etc.

The person on the cover died because of a faulty neuro implant and lies dead in his empty room. No one recognizes, because his avatar in the virtual reality is still alive.

The meaning of the eye on the cover? This is still a secret, until the album is finished. Stay tuned!

About Helge C. Balzer: Helge is a freelance illustrator for games, movies and books. He has illustrated for the RPG Pathfinder, Game of Thrones, Hennen’s novel “Die Elfen”, Necromancer and many more. You can see the works on his website www.ars-atra.com