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Introducing David Far

IntroducingDavid FarProducer and Sound Engineer


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I’d like to share some exciting news with you all…
My Producer, friend and Broken Ocean songwriting partner David Far is now offering his Production and Mastering services for your next music release.


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http://davoodfaramarzi.com


David has an impressive set of musical skills coupled with extensive knowledge of DAWs and Computer recording. He has, to date, worked with numerous artists from around the globe online and produced music of all genres and unique styles.


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We met on Steemit and Discord last summer and promised to work together on a new collaboration track and mix our skills. He’s also a great musiciwn and songwriter in his own right, so this was an easy decision for me to make.
We immediately clicked musically and created our new project BROKEN OCEAN


My New EP Little Words was produced by David too!


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Little Words EP by Darren Claxton
Produced and Mastered by @davidfar


I sent over all the Stems from my DAW – Reaper

I’m fairly new to the whole computer recording thing, but David made this process very easy by talking me through the process.
We used Google Drive to share stems as it’s one of the quickest and easiest ways in which to share such large files.


You can reach David through his website – http://davoodfaramarzi.com

Discord – @DavidFar
Email – [email protected]


Thanks for taking the time to read my post and be sure to reach out to David if you need any production or mastering! You won’t be disappointed!

Ive Been Good

I’ve Been Good – Original Song by Darren Claxton


https://dsound.audio/#!/@darrenclaxton/20190209t111039926z-ive-been-good-original-song-by-darren-claxtonGood morning, afternoon and evening from me in England! Here’s my song I’ve Been Goodwhich is all about being young, drunk, having a great time playing in bands and looking for love.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it.


Lyrics

I concentrated all my time
On things that really undermined
Of tales past and stories new
And thoughts of old they’re all untrue

I should of gone I should of stayed
Well I’ve been good I’ve misbehaved
The beer I drank the songs I sung
The story starts the day has begun
And the day has begun

I’m learning tricks now I’m a man
Do all the things I know I can
To love a dame and set her free
Invest her time in all that’s me

I should of gone I should of stayed
Well I’ve been good I’ve misbehaved
The beer I drank the songs I sung
The story starts the day has begun
And the day has begun


All Music, Lyrics and Photography Copyright © 2014 Darren Claxton

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I am Home – by Darren Claxton – Produced and Mastered by @davidfar

https://choon.co/tracks/0ttvw9g1qq0/i-am-home-/

 



Here’s my latest track which is a reworked version of the previous demo ‘I am Home’


This song has so many dynamics and power, that I was really struggling with my limited production and mastering skills, So, I messaged by Broken Ocean partner @davidfarand asked him to work his magic, and did he ever?

I am so so proud of this track and can’t thank @davidfar enough for his time, effort, knowledge and wizardry in his home studio.

Enjoy
DC🎼


Lyrics

wherever you go
I am home
Deep inside
My safe home

Safe inside
And I don’t know
Where you hide
Or where you go

Take me oout
Leave me down
Turn me up
And turn me down

Wherever you go
I am home
I’ve found my soul
Cos I am home

Deepest thoughts
I can’t fight
Locked away
From my day

Till now on
Don’t let me go
For everyone
For everyone

Take me out
And leave me down
Turn me up
And turn me down

Wherever you go
I am home
I’ve found my soul
Cos I am home

Wherever you go
I am home
I’ve found my soul
Cos I am home


Thanks for your continued support and kind words for me and my music!
DC🎼


All Music and Lyrics
Copyright © 2019 Darren Claxton
Ginger Recordings®


Production and Mastering
by David Far

 

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Little Words EP OUT NOW!

Little Words EP OUT NOW!

 



 

Here’s my song Little Words which is the title track from my new EP – Out Now on ALL major download stores!


You can now download my new EP ‘Little Words’ from Amazon, Spotify, Google Play, iTunes and Many others!


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Thanks especially to @d-vine and @davoodfaramarzi for inspiring me to carry on releasing music!


Lyrics

Little words in my mouth
Keeping them locked away not falling out
Little thoughts in my head
Keeping them all locked away until I’m safe in bed

Three words falling
Always stalling
Inside feelings
Like they ought to
Little words

Little times that we have
keeping them locked away for us and them
little world spinning round
gravity pulling everybody down

Three words falling
Onward stalling
Inside feelings
Like they ought to
Little words

Little words
Little words
Little words
Little words falling
Little words
Little words falling
Little words
Little words
Falling down


Thanks for your continued support, comments and kind words for me and my music! I really appreciate it.
DC

All Music and Lyrics Copyright (c) 2018 Darren Claxton

Little Words EP - released January 6th

Your Plan from the Little Words EP

 

Your Plan – Track #5 from the Little Words EP

https://youtu.be/g1hEydmCQkw

 
LITTLE WORDS is my brand new 5 track EP, which will be released and available to buy from all major download stores on January 6th 2019.
Little Words has been co-produced by my Broken Ocean songwriting partner @davoodfaramarzi


 

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Here’s a remix of my song YOUR PLAN which has been magically reworked and enhanced by my songwriting partner and Broken Ocean team mate DAVID FAR.
He added Cello, War drums and some subtle guitar parts, which has really enhanced the whole feel of this simplistic but haunting track. David’s production skills are always worth a mention as they just finish everything off beautifully.

Lyrics

Close now, If only
You shared, the life
Look down, disown me
Wait then, go now

Take back, the harsh words
Rethink, your plans
Headstrong, but restless
Fake smile, a clown

Into the fires,
That burned my lies
Fake dreams and conscience
All, justified

You were a bad little habit
Right from, the very start
Lunged forward and stained my heart
Did you think to stop, and change

Into the fires, that burned my lies
Fake dreams and conscience
All, justified
Maybe your eyes, they show pain.
Maybe your eyes, they show pain.

I hope you enjoyed this track! Thanks for listening, voting and commenting! Your support means so much to me!

Kindest
DC


Music and Lyrics by Darren Claxton – Copyright (c) 2018
Remixed and Produced by David Far for ‘Broken Ocean Productions’ Copyright (c) 2018

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Thorny Waves – From the new EP ‘LITTLE WORDS’ – Coming Soon!!


Thorny Waves

From the New EP ‘LITTLE WORDS’

***Lyrics

*Sail away the thorny waves and comfort me today
riding on the sea of dreams and waving once I’m free
Travel to a time before you always seemed to be
happiness was once forgot and wasted all on me*

*We talked about hard times
and wondered why we change
floating in and out
thoughts surround our doubts*

*When you find the one to love
keep them closely by
precious moments that you share
on a wing to fly*

*We talked about hard times
and wondered why we change
floating in and out
thoughts surround our doubts*

*Sail away the thorny waves
and comfort me today
riding on the sea of dreams
and waving once I’m free*

*We talked about hard times
and wondered why we change
floating in and out
thoughts surround our doubts*

***Thanks to everyone that has supported me and my musical dream since joining here in January!***

***All Music, Lyrics and Photography Copyright (c) 2018 Darren Claxton
Co-Produced by @davidfar
Cover art design by @davidfar Courtesy of ‘Broken Ocean Productions’ Copyright (c) 2018


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Your Plan

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Here’s a remix of my song YOUR PLAN which has been magically reworked and enhanced by my songwriting partner and Broken Oceanteam mate DAVID FAR
He added Cello, War drums and some subtle guitar parts, which has really enhanced the whole feel of this simplistic but haunting track. David’s production skills are always worth a mention as they just finish everything off beautifully.
The picture is one of my rare hand drawn pieces.


Lyrics


Close now, If only
You shared, the life
Look down, disown me
Wait then, go now

Take back, the harsh words
Rethink, your plans
Headstrong, but restless
Fake smile, a clown

Into the fires,
That burned my lies
Fake dreams and conscience
All, justified

You were a bad little habit
Right from, the very start
Lunged forward and stained my heart
Did you think to stop, and change

Into the fires, that burned my lies
Fake dreams and conscience
All, justified
Maybe your eyes, they show pain.
Maybe your eyes, they show pain.


I hope you enjoyed this track! Thanks for listening, voting and commenting! Your support means so much to me!

Kindest
DC


Music, Lyrics and Artwork by Darren Claxton – Copyright (c) 2018
Remixed and Produced by David Far for ‘Broken Ocean Productions’ Copyright (c) 2018


It’s nice to be important But it’s important to be nice.

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Escapism

Escapism

 
Hello all! here’s an instrumental track of mine titled ESCAPISM which was written quite a few years ago now.
I revisited the track and re-recorded it as I think it’s a really moody, mysterious and frankly spooky sounding creation.
All the instruments were played by me which gives it that real organic sound.


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Escapism – is my next instrumental track upload for Choon. As you know, I write many songs and play on MSP waves radio quite regularly and also co-host a weekly show ‘Spotlight On The Artist’ but there are other sides to my musical creativity, and that lies in my instrumental creations. When I began to compose and create music back in the early 00’s, I didn’t really know that I could sing, so just constructed instrumental moody music. This track developed over a few weeks and just grew and grew.

It was constructed from the bare bones of that hypnotic beat and bass line that you hear. I created the drums and bass riff using real instruments, played in real time to a click track. I also use the built in pads on my vintage ZOOM Porta Studio Recorder and play finger drums this way, which creates that natural flow, which hovers underneath the haunting lead guitar and synth pads.



Please feel free to comment, vote and share as you wish, as this really inspires me to produce more and more music. Thanks!

Darren

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Thorny Waves – Sketch Animation Video by @junkfeathers – Music by Darren Claxton + Get some DCMUSIC tokens!

Here’s an incredible sketch animation video which was created for me by a very talented fellow musician from America.
This should be a longer post text wise but, I’ll let the art tell the story



The uber talented guy who created this piece of visual art is JunkFeathers he’s also an amazing Songwriter, Musician and all round Nice Guy hard working dad! The original sketch of the man and woman sitting on the mountain top, was drawn by the talented Mrs C – aka TITCH & BABSThe Original Sketch


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This is what Junk Feathers had to say about the animation.

Working on this video was soooo much fun! This is my first digital animation using the free program Krita. What took the longest was coming up with the story board. Fortunately, I was able to use the super cute hand drawn cover art as inspiration. I really wanted to match the sentiment of this beautiful song. Once I had the story, the rest was a lot drawing. I used 9 layers on 5750 frames of animation! Hope you enjoy!! – Junkfeathers


I hope you all enjoy this video and please be sure to visit @junkfeathers and show him some appreciation and please subscribe to my channel and share share share!
Have a great weekend.
DC


Wanna get your paws on some DCMUSIC tokens so you can get a nice up-vote on your Whaleshares Posts?
Then here’s a little mission for you! My 100% reward vote is worth approximately 90 WLS so it’s worth doing these 4 little things to support this new video. As you know, I released this Animation Video last night (UK time) which was lovingly made by @junkfeathers for my song ‘Thorny Waves’
I really think it deserves more recognition and to also show everyone how talented my good friend @junkfeathers is!
If you complete all 4 of these tasks I’ll send you 100 DCMUSIC to your Bitshares account which you can use to reward your latest post. There’s a bonus of 100 DCMUSIC for any extra places you share it too!


  • Share on your Twitter feed
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  • Subscribe to my YouTube channel and like the video
  • And finally, please comment on this post with your Bitshares name so I can send you the tokens.

Check out the Brand New Music Video from Darren Claxton!

 

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All Music and Lyrics Copyright (c) 2018 Darren Claxton
Animation and artwork by @junkfeathersand Titch & Babs

Waiting On A Raincloud

Waiting on a Raincloud – Original Music by DARREN CLAXTON

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Click on the pic to hear the Choon


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I wrote ‘Waiting on a Raincloud one bright spring morning back in March/April, whilst eating breakfast!
As I looked out onto the garden, I saw birds feeding, bees flying and plants growing!
Here in England six weeks prior to this, it was a bitter -5c and bitterly cold.
This song is to remind us all of how beautiful nature and our planet really is.


Lyrics


I’m waiting on a rain cloud
And a sunny afternoon
Everyone is over friendly
Cos they put you in the mood

Warm sun strokes my skin
Which gives me, oh! an awesome glow
Children playing on the parks
The innocence we all once knew

I’m loving nature’s bounty
And the wonders that it grows
Reflecting on the winters
And the icy freezing cold

But we were warm inside our homes
And didn’t really want
To go outside for very long
It’s buried under snow

Under snow oh oh
And nature’s bounty
Was buried under snow

I’m waiting on a rain cloud
And a sunny afternoon
Everyone is over friendly
Cos they put you in the mood


Darren Claxton is a Songwriter, Musician and Producer of his own music, from Derbyshire UK. The music he writes is often heartfelt acoustic indie folk with a sprinkling of rock and country influences, with an occasional world music flavour as heard on his track ‘Dragonfly’ . But most of all, it’s his passive emotive thoughts and feelings that are delivered through that soothing vocal, and intricate guitar playing of his.


All Music, Lyrics and Photography Copyright (c) 2018 Darren Claxton


You can find my music at the following places!

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CHOON

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DSOUND

DLIVE


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Brand new music from DARREN CLAXTON – Little Words

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Here’s my new song Little Words which was recorded in 1 take!


Lyrics


Little words in my mouth
Keeping them locked away not falling out
Little thoughts in my head
Keeping them all locked away until I’m safe in bed

Three words falling
Always stalling
Inside feelings
Like they ought to
Little words

Little times that we have
keeping them locked away for us and them
little world spinning round
gravity pulling everybody down

Three words falling
Onward stalling
Inside feelings
Like they ought to
Little words

Little words
Little words
Little words
Little words falling
Little words
Little words falling
Little words
Little words
Falling down


Thanks for your continued support, comments and kind words for me and my music! I really appreciate it.
DC


All Music, Lyrics and Photography Copyright (c) 2018 Darren Claxton

The Thrill Has Gone – By Darren Claxton – BB King

The Thrill Has Gone – By Darren Claxton – BB King

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Here’s my rendition of this classic track by BB KING.
He was one of my biggest influences musically and I still love listening to his old recordings.
I recorded it the day BB died – May 14, 2015.


Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later electric blues guitarists.

Thanks for listening!
DC

Inside Your Soul

 


Inside Your Soul

 


Inside Your Soul was written at the height of my breakdown, depression and anxiety back in 2013/14.
It stayed on the pages in my book of stories (Lyric book) and never emerged until earlier this year.
There are many songs in that book that still need to see the light of day, but I’ll hopefully get round to recording as my Whaleshares, Steemit, and Choon Journey continues.
I hope you find some enlightenment, and can somehow find a connection to this song of mine. Please do remember, someone is always ready to listen and help, so please don’t suffer in silence if you’re experiencing mental health issues! YOU’RE NOT ALONE!


Lyrics


Won’t you fight to survive
won’t you survive to fight
won’t you live for life will you give
decide, decide

Heartbroken promises
inside your soul
where were you my friend
when I needed you most

Safe and sound, tonight
warm inside and out
find the fear, without, without
calm and still for now, for now

Heartbroken promises
inside your soul
where were you my friend
when I needed you most

Heartbroken promises
inside your soul
where were you my friend
when I needed you most

Won’t you fight to survive
won’t you survive to fight


Kindest
Darren


Darren Claxton is a Songwriter, Musician and Producer of his own music, from Derbyshire UK. The music he writes is often heartfelt acoustic indie folk with a sprinkling of rock and country influences, with an occasional world music flavour as heard on his track ‘Dragonfly’ . But most of all, it’s his passive emotive thoughts and feelings that are delivered through that soothing vocal, and intricate guitar playing of his, as heard on INSIDE YOUR SOUL.

FREE YOUR MIND – Broken Ocean – Brand New Release

 

Free Your Mind


Here’s the next track from our new music project
Broken Ocean.


‘Free Your Mind’ is a dance track that David had created and sent over to me this past Sunday.
I quickly got to work on writing some lyrics and recording the vocals with added 3 part harmonies for the finished track. This really is so far detached from my usual ‘Folk/Indie style but, I’m finding a whole new range in my Vocals! We have to cram in every spare minute we have to work on our music project as we are from opposite ends of the earth and hours apart in time zones! This is what the internet was made for, like minded musicians creating some sounds for all to share (hopefully)
I hope you enjoy this track.


Lyrics

 

So in love
So in love

Forget the time when people ruled your mind
When others flee to hide and recognise
They let you out into the world to find
The ancient ruins and fortunes that you find

So let them run and hide
Free yourself tonight
Tomorrow never comes
But yours is fine

Released a sense of pride
believe your sound of mind
Come fly away your life
Cos you are mine

So in love
So in love

Myself and David Far would to thank everyone for their kind support for our new music project!

All Music and Lyrics by Broken Ocean Copyright (c) 2018
Photography by Darren Claxton

Introducing BROKEN OCEAN – ‘Stay Where You Fall’

Introducing BROKEN OCEAN

‘Stay Where You Fall’

                               Listen and Tip us on CHOON – Stay Where You Fall


Broken Ocean


Here’s the first track from brand new music project ‘Broken Ocean’
And it’s being released exclusively onto CHOON and shared here before anywhere else.


Darren says:
It all started a few weeks ago when myself and David were talking about the possibility of working together on a collaboration project together. As you know, I’m a busy musician, father and also work full time at a school here in England. So, myself and David were talking in Discord about acoustic guitars and which ones are best etc, this lead onto the subject of creating a song together.
David sent me the raw mix of this epic track which was aptly named EPIC.
I got the file before driving home from work and listened to it all the way home. I was instantly hooked by the way David had composed the tracks, his use of instruments were much different to my style of writing and his production skills were already prevalent as we’ve all heard his recent work on CHOON STEEMIT and have both worked with/covered
 Lilly Wilton’smusic.


The story of Broken Ocean continues…
Now, since joining Steemit in early January, I’ve been actively writing and sharing my original music with the world! This has been an amazing and inspirational journey which has re-ignited my passion for music.
I’ve worked with a few great artists like
Zippy
my crazy besty D-VINE The amazingly gifted Serena Mathews and now, David Far an incredibly talented musician and producer from Iran.
This is what the POWER OF MUSIC can do, it can bond like minded people together to create a magical and cohesive partnership which then allows them to produce music like
 Stay Where You Fall


The Lyrics and singing:


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I wrote the lyrics in my head and on a scrap piece of paper on the way home (not whilst driving so don’t be alarmed)
They just flowed out of me like a waterfall of emotive thoughts and feelings.
The fun started, me and DAWs are foreign to one another, except for ‘Cakewalk by Sonar’ which I’ve been using at school to mix Dubstep and Dance samples with the students.
Reaper was engaged and I plugged in my really oldUSB mixer and recently acquired SE2200a condenser mic.
Believe it or not, I had a window of 60 minutes to finalise the lyrics and record my vocal over the top of Davids beautifully produced piece of music. I think it took me the second take to get it right and in tune! I then rendered the WAVs and sent them via WeTransfer back to Mr Far to mix and master
This flawless process took a little over 24 hours as we both had to sleep and rejuvenate ourselves!


I designed the logo in Word and used some FREE logo making images as to not plagiarise anyone.
The name Broken Ocean was created by me a few years ago when I was hoping to form and offshoot of my solo music.
It was created during a trip to the coast here in the UK when I was sitting on some rocks watching my children playing in the sand and thought ‘The Ocean is really broken and I hope it’s still a place of beauty for them when they’re my age with their own children. The cover artwork took longer than creating and recording the song! Myself and David both agreed that it’s the first thing people see when hitting that song link, and he did a great job editing it. We kicked around ideas and my partner even drew us a sketch to use (she’s not offended that we didn’t use it)


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Lyrics and Vocals by Darren Claxton
Copyright (c) 2018


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David says:

As Darren wrote about the Broken Ocean and about how we started this project and team, I skip those parts, I also want to add that in this song, Darren has sing the song so powerful and amazing, which gave the music a life.

when we started this project, I saw that we both work motivated on the track and we are not skipping things so fast, as we care about the whole song.

The Music :

The process of the music, after me and Darren started it, we think about each part of it, and sharing ideas to reaching the point that we wanted, as I love to produce musics for Films and Video Games, I tried to make this track to be a soundtrack and in an epic way, making it huge with War Drums and Heavy Piano Keys and Cello parts, an emotional Cello, which Darren perfectly sing those parts which all connected to each other well. in the middle part of the track I recorded a guitar line Arpeggio and after that I recorded 3 lines of guitar playing riff in different styles to add more power to the instruments in the choruses. at the end I mixed and mastered the track with FL Studio DAW, which is my favorite DAW as I always say it’s a user friendly software.

The Photo Cover :
as Darren also mentioned about the Photo Cover process I skip a little, so I started with a 3d modeling software called IClone Reallusion, and I worked on a scene to reach the idea, so after hours I created that scene, and exported the characters and importing them in Photoshop to working more on them and making them look more realistic and cinematic. at the beginning of the post you can see the Photo Cover.


Lyrics


Do you know where you are from
Or any place you don’t belong
Did you fall from the skies
Before you even realised

Stay where you fall
You’re just no use at all
to a place you don’t belong

You’ve given me a silence
And you’ve given me a hope
You covered up my feelings
And smothered me in love

Stay where you fall
You’re just no use at all
to a place you don’t belong

On a mountain side by side
Where earth and ocean still colide

You’ve given me a silence
And you’ve given me a hope
You covered up my feelings
And smothered me in love

Stay where you fall
You’re just no use at all
to a place you don’t belong


Music and production by David Far
Lyrics and Vocals by Darren Claxton

Copyright (c) 2018 Broken Ocean

Live Music Video – Thorny Waves by Darren Claxton


Thorny Waves


I created this lyric as a metaphorical way of describing moods and life’s little moments. We ride the waves, sometimes they’re calm, sometimes they’re treacherous and sometimes they’re just downright ‘Thorny’ with spikes of bad feeling and awkwardness thrown in for good measure.


Lyrics


Sail away the thorny waves
Comfort me today
Riding on a sea of dreams
Waving once I’m free
Travel to a time before
You always seem to be
Happiness was once forgot
Wasted all on me
We talked about hard times
And wondered why we changed
Floating in and out
Thoughts surround our doubts

When you find the one you love
Keep them closely by
Precious moments that we share
On a wing we’ll fly

We talked about hard times
And wondered why we changed
Floating in and out
Thoughts surround our doubts

Sail away the thorny waves
Comfort me today
Riding on a sea of dreams
Waving once I’m free

We talked about hard times
And wondered why we changed
Floating in and out
Thoughts surround our doubts.


Thanks for your ongoing support for me and my music!
DC ? ♥


All Music and Lyrics by – Darren Claxton – Copyright (c) 2018

 

Changed Again – Original music by Darren Claxton

Changed Again

 

 

 

Listen now on CHOONS  https://choon.co/tracks/0u1m21ilzo7/changed-again 

 


The beauty of writing your own songs is that, you can reconstruct them, change the mood and totally transform them into a different musical beast altogether!

Somehow True has been one of those song that’s been a WIP (work in progress) since 2014.

 

 

This new version is rough around the edges but is finally somewhere close to what I was hoping for.

Spending this amount of time on a song of mine is pretty rare but, I really think this deserved my extra time and love to help it blossom and grow.

Thanks for listening and I hope you like it.

Darren

 


Lyrics

Did I once see your eyes

fell apart then realised

plans we made then changed again

just the same, rejuvenate

 

Won’t you take me home

keep me safe and warm

safe and warm

 

Stories old and stories new

the lies you told but somehow true

 

Count the cost of a lovers loss

sunny skies, I love your eyes

lost but found I hit the ground

all is still, I’ve had my fill

won’t you change again

won’t you change again

won’t you change again

Did I once see your eyes

fell apart then realised

 

plans we made then changed again

just the same, rejuvenate

 

Won’t you take me home

keep me safe and warm

safe and warm

Stories old and stories new

the lies but somehow true

Won’t you take me home

keep me safe and warm

safe and warm

Somehow true

somehow true

Thanks for listening and supporting me and my music!

Cheers

Darren


 

Darren Claxton is a Songwriter, Musician and Producer of his own music, from Derbyshire UK. The music he writes is often heartfelt acoustic indie folk with a sprinkling of rock and country influences, with an occasional world music flavour as heard on his track ‘Dragonfly’ . But most of all, it’s his passive emotive thoughts and feelings that are delivered through that soothing vocal, and intricate guitar playing of his.

Choon is a music streaming service and digital payments ecosystem—designed to solve the music industry’s most fundamental problems.

Check out my music on CHOON https://choon.co/artists/darrenclaxton/

The Tale


‘The Tale’ is a story about a retired and burnt out musician that finds himself back in the norm. he slowly fades back into life and reminisces about his time on the road. It’s a sad fact that this will happen to possibly 99% of successful musicians on the planet. I’m no statistician, but that’s probably not a bad estimate. I hope you enjoy this acoustic laid back song.


Lyrics

The wanderer returned
with a gleam in his eyes
of things he’d seen
and passed him by
oh they passed him by
passed him by

The shadows seen
of one’s who’ve been
in topflight, fade into life
fade into life, oh they fade back into life
fade into life, into life

Well I know I’ve seen it before
my friend, my friend oh my friend
you know I’ve seen it before
my friend my friend
my friend my friend
passed him by

Thanks for everyone’s continues support for me and my music! It really is so appreciated!
Have a great week and stay safe folks

You can find my music at the following places!

YOUTUBE

CHOON

SOUNDCLOUD

DTUBE

DSOUND

DLIVE

Darren Claxton is a Songwriter, Musician and Producer of his own music, from Derbyshire UK. The music he writes is often heartfelt acoustic indie folk with a sprinkling of rock and country influences, with an occasional world music flavour as heard on his track ‘Dragonfly’ . But most of all, it’s his passive emotive thoughts and feelings that are delivered through that soothing vocal, and intricate guitar playing of his.

Come and visit me on EasyDex Discord

Choon is a music streaming service and digital payments ecosystem—designed to solve the music industry’s most fundamental problems.
Check out my music on CHOON

BBC Introducing – ‘Breathe’ by Darren Claxton

Breathe – Original Music by Darren Claxton

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Hello Stishers and welcome to my song ‘Breathe’The real beauty of being a singer-songwriter and musician is that, you get to do whatever you like with the songs you create.



You can also here the studio version on Choon


BREATHE is a rather simplistic little song but also very intricate in its make up. What inspired me to write this? well, I was thinking (I do a lot of that) about all the stupid mistakes that I’ve made in life, and wouldn’t want my children to do or follow in my footsteps.


Lyrics


Breathe the air I give to you
just don’t give it back
sing the song I wrote for you
just don’t sing it back
Walk the footsteps that I make
just don’t follow me
take a ride upon a wing
but don’t look down on me

Thanks for listening to, supporting and commenting on my music posts!

DC

Thorny Waves – Brand New Music by Darren Claxton

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Thorny Waves


Here’s a demo of my new song ‘Thorny Waves’ that I wrote earlier this week!
I’ve been in full-time Daddy Day Care mode these past 6 weeks which has been so much fun, but also completely knackering!
There’s always a song inside my head and heart, and this is one that’s managed to find it’s way out of my body and onto the trusty Zoom Porta-Studio. It’s funny because I’ve been busting my balls on Steemit to save for some new up to date recording equipment, but the truth of the matter is, I still wouldn’t get time to use it as I have this really annoying thing called A DAY JOB which starts again next Tuesday!


Bring on the day when I can be a house-dad and make music while the kids are at school, and my good lady can push her little craft business forward!
Anyway, as always, I digress! This new song of mine could be better mixed and produced but, it will just have to suffice because, as much as I adore music, my family are top priority and they won’t be at home forever!
Enjoy!
DC


Lyrics


Sail away the thorny waves
and comfort me today
riding on the sea of dreams
and waving once I’m free

Travel to a time before
you always seemed to be
happiness was once forgot
and wasted all on me

We talked about hard times
and wondered why we change
floating in and out
thoughts surround our doubts

When you find the one to love
keep them closely by
precious moments that you share
on a wing to fly

We talked about hard times
and wondered why we change
floating in and out
thoughts surround our doubts

Sail away the thorny waves
and comfort me today
riding on the sea of dreams
and waving once I’m free

We talked about hard times
and wondered why we change
floating in and out
thoughts surround our doubts


Thanks to everyone that has supported me and my musical dream since joining here in January!


All Music, Lyrics and Photography – Copyright © 2018 Darren Claxton


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Brand new Music! ‘Breathe’ By Darren Claxton

Here’s the studio version of my new track ‘BREATHE’

I’d like to share my brand new song that I wrote this evening! It’s called BREATHE which is a simplistic little song. What inspired me to write this? well, I was thinking (I do a lot of that) about all the stupid mistakes that I’ve made in life, and wouldn’t want my children to follow in my footsteps. I gave them breath in their bodies, but I don’t need it back. they walk the footsteps that I make, just don’t follow me, take a ride upon a wing, just don’t look down on me. I never thought of myself as a poet, but reading back those words really stirred some emotive thoughts in me.
I hope you enjoy this little song, many thanks for your support.


Wish Away – Cover a Steemian @paintingangels aka Serena Mathew’s

As you all know, I’m not one to do covers and usually concentrate on writing my own music. This song by Serena Mathews @paintingangels just took me away to somewhere that I’ve not been for a long time, that place, as a musician which is quite foreign, is total admiration for another fellow creative soul. Now, there are many many great musicians here on Steemit that I love to listen to, but there’s just something magical about Serena’s songwriting that I’m addicted to. I really hope you like what I’ve done with your song ‘Wish Away’ Serena, and will no doubt be speaking to you very soon.


Lyrics

I don’t sleep well anymore now that you are gone
I place to pillows in a row imagining you’re home
Your aftershave still lingers low
like Heaven lost in my bed

I don’t drink and I don’t smoke and I don’t like to cry.
I guess that I’ll just wish away this pain.
This wicked dream is killing me,
I wish that you still loved me.

Here I lay before I sleep
whispering prayers into my sheets
If I should fly from here tomorrow
please don’t linger in my sorrows..


Darren Claxton is a Songwriter, Musician and Producer of his own music, from Derbyshire UK. The music he writes is often heartfelt acoustic indie folk with a sprinkling of rock and country influences, with an occasional world music flavour as heard on his track ‘Dragonfly’ . But most of all, it’s his passive emotive thoughts and feelings that are delivered through that soothing vocal, and intricate guitar playing of his.

 

Resolve – Original Music by Darren Claxton

Resolve is a song about my childhood. Myself and little sister were raised my dad, something unheard of back in 1980, when our mother walked out on us all. There is still no reason why she did that, but I’ve not missed having her around because my dad is the GREATEST man I know, and my kids have an amazing mother so that is all I need to hold on to. The people in the photo are me with my son and daughter – my sister also had a son and daughter – beautiful.

 


 

Lyrics

 

As a young boy I had my share
of pain and loss but always fair
times I tried to wonder why
was me the others did I try

The garden path I used to walk
back from school, without, without a thought
times were good but they had their faults
but my daddy he did try to resolve
but my daddy he did try to resolve

Travelling back of thoughts when young
the journey’s new the lesson’s begun
keeping them safely locked away
they stay with us tomorrow, today
and help and help and help

Years roll by and memories fade
but the important ones have always stayed
bad times made us who we are
however near or far
but the times were good and had their faults

Travelling back of thoughts when young
our journey’s new the lesson’s begun
keeping them safely locked away
they stay with us tomorrow, today.

 


Thanks for listening, commenting, voting and supporting me and my music!
Darren

Waiting on a Rain Cloud – Original Music by Darren Claxton


I wrote ‘Waiting on a Raincloud this morning, whilst eating breakfast! As I looked out onto the garden, I saw birds feeding, bees flying and plants growing! Here in England six weeks ago, it was a bitter -5c and bitterly cold. This song is to remind us all of how beautiful nature and our planet really is. Thanks for watching. Darren Lyrics I’m waiting on a rain cloud And a sunny afternoon Everyone is over friendly Cos they put you in the mood

Warm sun strokes my skin
Which gives me, oh! an awesome glow
Children playing on the parks
The innocence we all once knew

I’m loving nature’s bounty
And the wonders that it grows
Reflecting on the winters
And the icy freezing cold

But we were warm inside our homes
And didn’t really want
To go outside for very long
It’s buried under snow

Under snow oh oh
And nature’s bounty
Was buried under snow

I’m waiting on a rain cloud
And a sunny afternoon
Everyone is over friendly
Cos they put you in the mood

 


Darren Claxton is a Songwriter, Musician and Producer of his own music, from Derbyshire UK. The music he writes is often heartfelt acoustic indie folk with a sprinkling of rock and country influences, with an occasional world music flavour as heard on his track ‘Dragonfly’ . But most of all, it’s his passive emotive thoughts and feelings that are delivered through that soothing vocal, and intricate guitar playing of his.

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Rainbows – Original Instrumental Music by Darren Claxton

 


This track is my dad’s favourite! He’s been begging me to upload this somewhere on the internet for all to hear. It always strikes me how us musicians can write a piece of music, record it and leave it on our hard drives for years without ever sharing it. Something that @edprivat said the other night on SMA Needle On The Record show with @d-vine and @onemedia was – “I’m just gonna upload my music so, f**k it if no one likes it” I really grasped what he was saying, so here’s my F**k it tune for this week! I’d like to start a trend within our little @dsound club and get people to drag out their old long lost tracks that they’ve been hiding away!

Thanks as always for listening, supporting and following my musical shenanigans!
Darren

 

The rainbow photo was taken by me from our stairs window.

Inside your soul – Original Music by Darren Claxton

 

 


INSIDE YOUR SOUL

Won’t you fight to survive won’t you survive to fight won’t you live for life will you give decide, decide
Heartbroken promises
inside your soul
where were you my friend
when I needed you most

Safe and sound, tonight
warm inside and out
find the fear, without, without
calm and still for now, for now

Heartbroken promises
inside your soul
where were you my friend
when I needed you most

Heartbroken promises
inside your soul
where were you my friend
when I needed you most

Won’t you fight to survive
won’t you survive to fight

Kindest
Darren

Was it Right – Darren Claxton – Ma.De Remix




Hello and welcome to the next installment in my music journey here on Steemit. After an amazing recent collaboration with @zipporah for my track Waiting on a Rain Cloud and my version of Wish Away for @pechichemena #coverasteemian contest by @paintingangels -I’ve been in secret talks with two of the very best EDM producers here on Steemit and beyond. They are Ma.De aka @d-vine and @jeffleinwand


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They have collectively and ingeniously remixed my track ‘Was It Right’ which has transformed into a beautiful dancing creature glowing with that warm summer sunshine vibe. I am so flattered and impressed by their work that I’m championing them through this post and beyond! If you would like their magic sprinkled over our music, I strongly suggest that you hook up with them.


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For all you tech heads out there @sevaux and @chiefmappster – here’s what @jeffleinwand and @d-vine magically did to my track.



  • Sent guitar & vocal through the Neve 1073 preamp and 1176 compressor.
  • Drums from the DSI Tempest .
  • Pad from the Roland Alpha Juno 2 through Eventide H9.
  • Snare with reverb from an old Dynacord reverb unit.
  • Arp sequence is from the DSI * Tempest.
  • The hi resonance feedback sound was made with the modular system.
  • The Bass is from the Cwejman VM-1.

Here’s what Ma.De had to say about my track –


We wanted to remix this song because it touched our hearts, and we can relate to your lyrics. It is melancholic, yet uplifting, that is what we wanted to express in our Remix ♥


Lyrics:Were we lost, did we find
how you been, healed in time
was it wrong was it right days were dark, now they’re light
Contact made through sharing a passion
the beautiful music I loved to listen
thought we shared, but disagreed
but always, always beneath
but always, always a need
Were we lost, did we find
how you been, healed in time
was it wrong was it right
days were dark, days were dark, days were dark,
now they’re light
now they’re
days were dark are they light?


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Thanks for your ongoing support for me and my music! And to those who have gifted Steem, SBD, Commented, shared and voted on my new account!
You’re all very kind and I’m very humbled by your kindness.
Darren


Thanks to my @helpie team for their continued support!
Also thanks to @luzcypher and @pfunk for being amazing music champions for all of us musicians here that grace your Open Mic stage.
And also, a huge thanks to @prc and the @dsound team for their continuous support for me and my music.
It is all very much appreciated!


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Darren Claxton is a Songwriter, Musician and Producer of his own music, from Derbyshire UK. The music he writes is often heartfelt acoustic indie folk with a sprinkling of rock and country influences, with an occasional world music flavour as heard on his track ‘Dragonfly’ . But most of all, it’s his passive emotive thoughts and feelings that are delivered through that soothing vocal, and intricate guitar playing of his.



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The Tale – Original Music by @darrenclaxton for @dsound @stishit and @steemit


The Tale – Original Music

by Darren Claxton


‘The Tale’ is a story about a retired and burnt out musician that finds himself back in the norm. he slowly fades back into life and reminisces about his time on the road. It’s a sad fact that this will happen to possibly 99% of successful musicians on the planet. I’m no statistician, but that’s probably not a bad estimate. I hope you enjoy this acoustic laid back song.


LyricsThe wanderer returned
with a gleam in his eyes
of things he’d seen
and passed him by
oh they passed him by
passed him by

The shadows seen
of one’s who’ve been
in topflight, fade into life
fade into life, oh they fade back into life
fade into life, into life

Well I know I’ve seen it before
my friend, my friend oh my friend
you know I’ve seen it before
my friend my friend
my friend my friend
passed him by


Thanks for everyone’s continues support for me and my music! It really is so appreciated!
Have a great week and stay safe folks



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Darren Claxton is a Songwriter, Musician and Producer of his own music, from Derbyshire UK. The music he writes is often heartfelt acoustic indie folk with a sprinkling of rock and country influences, with an occasional world music flavour as heard on his track ‘Dragonfly’. But most of all, it’s his passive emotive thoughts and feelings that are delivered through that soothing vocal, and intricate guitar playing of his.


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Waiting On A Raincloud

 

Waiting On A Raincloud

 

Here’s my entry for Steemit Open Mic week 83

 



I wrote ‘Waiting on a Rain cloud this morning, whilst eating breakfast! As I looked out onto the garden, I saw birds feeding, bees flying and plants growing!
Here in England six weeks ago, it was a bitter -5c and bitterly cold.
This song is to remind us all of how beautiful nature and our planet really is.
Thanks for watching.
Darren



Darren Claxton is a Songwriter, Musician and Producer of his own music, from Derbyshire UK. The music he writes is often heartfelt acoustic indie folk with a sprinkling of rock and country influences, with an occasional world music flavour as heard on his track ‘Dragonfly’ . But most of all, it’s his passive emotive thoughts and feelings that are delivered through that soothing vocal, and intricate guitar playing of his.


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Friends – original music by @darrenclaxton- Exclusively for @Dsound & @Steemit and @stishit



‘Friends’ is a story about people that you knew really well, haven’t seen in a long time but thank for all the memories you made and now share.

I’ve moved around a few times during the past 15 years and met so many interesting lovely people along the way, that I’d like to call ‘friends’.

‘I wonder what they’re doing now, I’d like to find it out somehow and would you’?

This verse in the song really stays with me, as I feel we can all relate to that sense of “where are they now? What are they doing? and, I’d like to find out somehow”.
My hometown is a little town in Cambridgeshire, UK called Godmanchester


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My best friend, My dad.
The one who raised me and my sister since we were 7 and 4 years old, the one who keeps me sane and the one who’s my biggest music fan!


Here’s the lyrics if you fancy singing along

Have you seen them come and go
people that you used to know
they were special
I wonder what they’re doing now
I’d like to find it out somehow
and would you

Long ago
the ones you knew
they were special

They said they’d call you on the phone
or send a letter to your home
but did they?

You maybe had a word or two
they told you they were missing you
but were they?

Long ago
the ones you knew
they were special

Ever since the day I left
you lot, well you’re
never there for me
a better life is what I have
thanks a lot for
all the memories
Ever since the day I left
you lot, well you’re
never there for me

I’m better now I’m gone
better now I’m gone
better now I’m gone
better now I’m gone


Thanks for listening and supporting my music!
Kindest
Darren Claxton



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? Steemit Open Mic Week 82 ?- Original Song by @darrenclaxton – Inside Your Soul –

Resolve – Original Music by @darrenclaxton for @dsound and @steemit

Resolve – Original Music by @darrenclaxton for @dsound and @steemit


Resolve is a song about my childhood. Myself and little sister were raised my dad, something unheard of back in 1980, when our mother walked out on us all. There is still no reason why she did that, but I’ve not missed having her around because my dad is the GREATEST man I know, and my kids have an amazing mother so that is all I need to hold on to. The people in the photo are me with my son and daughter – my sister also had a son and daughter – beautiful.

Lyrics

As a young boy I had my share
of pain and loss but always fair
times I tried to wonder why
was me the others did I try

The garden path I used to walk
back from school, without, without a thought
times were good but they had their faults
but my daddy he did try to resolve
but my daddy he did try to resolve

Travelling back of thoughts when young
the journey’s new the lesson’s begun
keeping them safely locked away
they stay with us tomorrow, today
and help and help and help

Years roll by and memories fade
but the important ones have always stayed
bad times made us who we are
however near or far
but the times were good and had their faults

Travelling back of thoughts when young
our journey’s new the lesson’s begun
keeping them safely locked away
they stay with us tomorrow, today.

Thanks for listening, commenting, voting and supporting me and my music!
Darren


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Necesito La Playa – Instrumental guitar music –


Nesecito La Playa – ‘I need the beach’ is my musical offering for the Steemit Music League Challenge S2:R8 Latin Music. I’m loving the challenges here which really gets my many musical juices flowing, because I don’t just write vocal songs you know? I have other sides to my creativity.

I wrote this track a while back with images of Latin America and the beaches of Mexico and Brazil.
I’m a huge fan of Santana’s early music like the classic album ‘Abraxas’ which kind of inspired this instrumental of mine.
When I’m not singing, I like to use the lead guitar to convey my feelings.

I hope you enjoy this Latin sounding tune for this week’s contest.

Thanks to @chiefmappster and @prc for continously supporting us musicians here. Without kind people like yourselves, our community just wouldn’t be the same.

Cheers
Darren


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In Flames – New Music by Darren Claxton


In Flames was written towards the end of a rather strained relationship. Music was my only escape but my partner had other ideas, like trying to suppress my love for creativity and controlling when I could play or perform live. It was a weird time for me, but I look back now and think ‘Thanks for helping me to write some great songs’

 

 


 

In Flames on DSound

 

 

IN FLAMES

I think I’ll leave here in the morning
All my work round here is done
I got a bitter indication
life round here just ain’t no fun

I’m tired of reckless interventions
I’m tired of all of this deciept
I am right here where you left me
I am standing on my feet

My feet, my feet

I should’ve noticed when I saw you
You didn’t want that game to play
you left me battered burned and broken
my whole life’s gone up in flames

I’ve been, so low
I just don’t know
If I should stay
just one, more ,day

I should’ve noticed when I saw you
You didn’t want that game to play
you left me battered burned and broken
my whole life’s gone up in flames
In flames, in flames.


Thanks for your support with my music!

Darren

 

Selling My Music for Cryptocurrency

Selling My Music For Stish and Crypto-Currencies



I’m steadily understanding the Stish protocol and how it will help to support me and my music in the future. With the popularity of Cryptocurrencies and impending doom of the once fruitful money cow that are the record labels, I’d like to offer my EP for sale here on Steemthat.

 

SteemThat and Stish have gotten me very excited regarding the future development of my creative musical world. How great is it that we can sell something that others really love to listen to for a digital currency which can then be traded or sold? Musicoin is already doing that but it’s early days for this radical shift in digital sales and streaming. Stish would be a preferable method for me to help this platform grow and blossom!


My music is now selling steadily on Steemit with my fans paying in STEEM or SBD through the direct download links that I create with each post. This is a very exciting time for me and many other quality musicians on the blockchains. I understand that, some users will obviously just go and download it for free, which is rather annoying but, I need to speculate to accumulate and I’m willing to take that chance. Music is my life, passion and therapy, and I write most days. I have so much more musical creations to produce and release here on SteemThat, Steemit, Dsound and Musicoin which will positivly promote and develop a good following, hence, enabling me to realise my dreams of musical success and self-actualisation. I wrote a post here on my Steemthat blog yesterday with direct download Dropbox links to my music. You won’t even need a Dropbox account to download! so what are you waiting for?

Thanks for reading and please feel free to comment on my plans.

Cheers

Darren

 

 

 

 

 

?Have You Heard My 5 track EP?? ‘Never Grow Old’ – Download it Now with – ? Steem or SBD ?- Directly from this post!


Hi Music Fans!


Have you heard my 5 track EP ‘Never Grow Old’ yet? Have you downloaded it and played it loudly on your home or car sound system? Well, you’re missing out that’s for sure!


The digital age has been truly revolutionary, and as a musician I’ve found it to be a priceless outlet for my music. I have now released the album on Bandcamp to generate some much needed funds to enable me to record more music in the future! Plus, us musicians have to eat you know! ?


I’ve been thinking about this all day after talking with my fellow musicians and Helpies @nathankaye and @pechichemena mentioned it to me. I’d like to offer the Steemit community and my loyal new fans an exclusive opportunity to purchase my EP using their favourite currencies – SBD and STEEM


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What I will do is place a DROPBOX link in this post for anyone who’d like to download it. This is on the understanding that they pledge and deposit a fair amount of SBD or STEEM into my wallet.


It’s on sale at £3 GBP on Bandcamp which is roughly $4.20 USD – That equates to roughly 2.6 SBD or 2.7 STEEM, So without further adieu, MY EP is out NOW!!!

You can buy it by either clicking The Dropbox Never Grow Old EP   download link–

OR by visiting my Bandcamp Page


 

 

Here’s the track listing and links where you can read more about each song.

 

Never Grow Old


You can download the tracks individually if you prefer. Please donate what you can to my Steemit Wallet This will enable me to carry on producing more material.
Thanks kindly.

Track 1 – Was It Right –         Dropbox Mp3 Link

Track 2 – Slowed By Notes – Dropbox Mp3 Link

Track 3 – Dragonfly –             Dropbox Mp3 Link

Track 4 – Lights –                   Dropbox Mp3 Link

Track 5 – Never Grow Old –  Dropbox Mp3 Link


The cover photo for the EP is of me and my son talking by a wishing well. This beautiful moment inspired the track ‘Dragonfly’ we sat and soaked up the atmosphere a while before he asked ‘Daddy, what are those pennies in there?’ I answered gently with ‘Those are peoples wishes son’

 

There will also be a rare opportunity to own a copy of the ‘Never Grow Old’ EP on CD which will be signed by yours truly. There’s only a very limited number of copies available, because they’re rather costly to produce! I can send these via Airmail if needs be, in a secured padded envelope, so they can reach you across the globe! ?

 


 

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Slowed By Notes – YouTube Video

 


I really really appreciate the support of this amazing community @stishit @steemit @dsound @dtube and @discord. ?


@prc gets a special mention for discovering me and his ongoing championing of my music on @dsound


All of the SMA and MSP Waves ? teams for playing my tracks live on air and everyone else who listens and supports me.
To ALL of my @helpie family for just being brilliant human beans and keeping me positive!!!
I’d also like to that the rest of this community that listen, comment, up-vote and share my music. And of course @mspwaves and @sma for letting me crash their radio shows and jam occasionally!


And last but not least @d-vine for being my new producer and for her amazing post mastering skills which are, second to none. ♥

Thanks for taking the time to read my post and for your continuos support of my music!
Kindest
Darren


New Music Released Today!! – Restless –

Sometimes, all that’s needed is a voice and instrument. I welcome you to sit back, put those headphones on and embrace this brand new song of mine.

 

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Restless, no one needs my help
Lost, useless point of view
Fame, fortunate to prove
Found, these thoughts are so brand new

Stay, go and find your silly little self
Aware, have you lost your mind

I know, of people and places left to go
Are you, are you willing
And confident to prove
Since then, a little piece of my soul
Fell into, that hole
And planted up a resin to believe

Safe, sound asleep and well
Warm, inside out as well
Mad, angry that I let this in my head
Calm, down I’m feeling chilled!

I know, of people and places left to go
Are you, are you willing
And confident to prove
Since then, a little piece of my soul
Fell into, that hole
And planted up a resin to believe

Restless, no one needs my help….

Thanks for your continued support and supportive words!
Let’s #teamuptosteemup

Thanks for supporting my music!

Darren

Slowed By Notes -Exclusive Live Performance Video –

‘Slowed By Notes’ is the second track from my EP ‘Never Grow Old’

All of my songs are recorded at home on my trusty old Zoom MRS 1608 – 12 track Porta Studio, which just demonstrates what you can achieve with limited recording equipment. I also write all of the music, lyrics and play all instruments that you hear.

 

Here’s the YouTube link – https://youtu.be/hXGVrMngbbg

Lyrics:

Did I ever buy you flowers
oh I’ve been sitting here oh so long
remember those nights when we walked for hours
waiting for the summer breeze to come along

Well anyway girl I had you first
and I won’t have you again
well some old lucky guy come and found you there
and my heart’s been left in denial

I’m slowed by notes now just listen, listen
I’ve covered the night with scars
stayed in my room now and just listened listened
stared at the sky caving in
I just stared at the sky caving in

All I remember girl were the things you said
and those last words that you sighed
well you left me here and I’m such a mess
Well I closed the door and I wiped my eyes

I’m slowed by notes now just listen, listen
I’ve covered the night with scars
stayed in my room now and just listened listened
stared at the sky caving in
I just stared at the sky caving in

I just stared at the sky caving in in
Did I ever buy you flowers
Oh I’ve been sitting here oh so long.

Thanks to my @helpie team for their continued support!
And also, a huge thanks to @prc and the @dsound team for their continuous support for me and my music.
It is all very much appreciated!
Cheers
Darren

Inside your soul – Original Music Video by Darren Claxton

This is my Open Mic entry for week 80

 

You can see and hear the video here – YouTube https://youtu.be/hXhVBS_yy1s

 https://d.tube/#!/v/darrenclaxton/hamwd0gr

 

Thanks as always to @luzcypher for this awesome brainchild of his!
It really has opened so many doors for me as a musician and I’m no doubt others echo what I say. I look forward to seeing all the other great musician here this week.

 

INSIDE YOUR SOUL

Won’t you fight to survive
won’t you survive to fight
won’t you live for life
will you give decide, decide

Heartbroken promises
inside your soul
where were you my friend
when I needed you most

Safe and sound, tonight
warm inside and out
find the fear, without, without
calm and still for now, for now

Heartbroken promises
inside your soul
where were you my friend
when I needed you most

Heartbroken promises
inside your soul
where were you my friend
when I needed you most

Won’t you fight to survive
won’t you survive to fight

Kindest
Darren

 

I’ve also created a Steemthat Discord server for us to meet and chat in.

 

https://discord.gg/XXvTBy

 

 

Reflected In Your Eyes by Darren Claxton – Mastered by @d-vine

Reflected In Your Eyes was written for my Open Mic entry this week.
As ever, it was penned very quickly and improvised as I went along.
After listening to again on Monday, I started to layer some other instruments, re sung the vocals and mixed it.
This is always a rather speedy process as I’m a busy father of two little people, who like to burst through the door mid-vocal recording!!


I then sent the rough master over to @d-vine who’s an incredibly talented producer, for her to master, bring out the dynamics and sprinkle some of her Devine production magic all over it.


I’m sure you’ll agree that it sounds so much different to the original OpenMic entry, and coupled with @d-vine mastering touches, makes for a really catchy new track of mine. So if you’re an independent busy artist like myself, that would like some help with your tracks I totally recommend @d-vine to add that magical finishing touch to your tracks.


Lyrics – for @hedac and @yidneth – And for everyone else that likes to sing along to my tracks 😉

And I can’t buy your sadness
And I can’t buy you a smile
I’ve waited on a long sigh
And claimed it again

Somewhere inside you
Remains my life
The one you tried to damage
It’s the one I can’t abide

To pay but never
I flee from your lies
rejuvenated conscience
reflected in your eyes

But didn’t I didn’t I tell you
It’s the love that survives
But didn’t I didn’t I tell you
Somewhere I released and cried

And I can’t buy your sadness
And I can’t buy you a smile
I’ve waited on a long sigh
And claimed it again

And somewhere inside you
Remains my life
The one you tried to damage
It’s the one I can’t abide

To pay but never
I fleed from your lies
rejuventaed conscience
reflected in your eyes

But didn’t I didn’t I tell you
It’s the love that survives
But didn’t I didn’t I tell you
Somewhere I released and cried

But didn’t I didn’t I tell you
It’s the love that survives
But didn’t I didn’t I tell you
Somewhere I released and cried


       Musicoin Link – You can hear ‘Reflected In Your Eyes’  Here 


Thanks for your ongoing support with my music.
Cheers
Darren

Here I Stand – Original Song by Darren Claxton

Here a stand is a track from the Zoom vault. It was written a few years ago and re-recorded especially for @dsound and @steemit.
It tells a tale of those petty arguments we have with our partners.
I hope you like this country vibe.


Lyrics

Once or twice
I let you back into my little life
Forever more
I gave you a key to let you in the door

But you slammed it
on your way into the hall
and the painting on the wall
fell on the floor

It’s time to decide
if I love you enough for me to cry
I do so
give me a sign to let me know you know

And I really do so let’s just work it out
no more arguments or tears or doubts

Here I stand
Loving you for everything you are
Won’t you please
Give me back the love I’ve shown before

Once or twice
I let you back into my little life
Forever more
I gave you a key to let you in the door

But you slammed it
on your way into the hall
and the painting on the wall
fell on the floor

Here I stand
Loving you for everything you are
Won’t you please
Give me back the love I’ve shown before


Thanks as always for your support and for those of you that have now purchased the ‘Never Grow Old’ EP you’re really helping and supporting my future releases.

Thanks is me and my better half in the photograph.
Cheers
Darren


► Listen on DSound
► Listen from source (IPFS)

Exciting Times!! My Brand New 5 Track EP is out now! ‘Never Grow Old’ by Darren Claxton on Bandcamp!

Hi Music Fans!

The digital age has been truly revolutionary, and as a musician I’ve found it to be a priceless outlet for my music. So without further adieu, MY EP is out NOW!!!
You can get it exclusively on Bandcamp

https://darrenclaxton.bandcamp.com/album/the-never-grow-old-ep

Here’s the track listing and links where you can read more about each song.

NEVER GROW OLD

Track 1 – Was It Right
Track 2 – Slowed By Notes
Track 3 – Dragonfly
Track 4 – Lights
Track 5 – Never Grow Old

You Can Download ‘Never Grow Old’ Here At Bandcamp

The cover photo for the EP is of me and my son talking by a wishing well. This beautiful moment inspired the track ‘Dragonfly’ we sat and soaked up the atmosphere a while before he asked ‘Daddy, what are those pennies in there?’ I answered gently with ‘Those are peoples wishes son’

There will also be a rare opportunity to own a copy of the ‘Never Grow Old’ EP on CD which will be signed by yours truly. There’s only a very limited number of copies available, because they’re rather costly to produce! I can send these via Airmail if needs be, in a secured padded envelope, so they can reach you across the globe!

I really really appreciate the support of this amazing community @steemit and @dsound @dtube and @discord.
@prc gets a special mention for his ongoing championing of my music!
To ALL of my @helpie family for just being brilliant human beans and keeping me positive!!!
I’d also like to that the rest of this community that listen, comment, up-vote and share my music. And of course @mspwaves and @sma for letting me crash their radio shows and jam occasionally!

Thanks for taking the time to read my post and for your continuos support of my music!
Kindest
Darren

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