Hi everyone and hope you're having a great start to 2020! It's the first Wednesday of the month which means another set of reward posts for the $1 patrons are out, and this time we have the final track from Jabun's 2013 discography: Distance!
This track hold a very special place in my heart as it was the first track I wrote inspired by my one and only Eva, less than 3 weeks after we got together. I feel like this was the first original (non-remix) Jabun track where I'd discovered my own unique voice as Jabun, rather than trying to copy other people's styles or techniques, and as you'll here it has a very different feel to all the tracks previously. For the keen eared among you, there are multiple coded messages in this track in between the Speak 'n' Spell vocals and hypnotic synths. If you can work any of them out, major props! Distance would be the first single from my first album as Jabun Daydream (released May 2017), and would be remastered for the album as you'd expect. There are some subtle differences between the 2013 single and 2017 album versions though, so I thought it'd be nice to share them both on Patreon! The album credits for Distance from the Daydream album read as follows, a haiku followed by the Speak 'n' Spell lyrics:
"From our early years
When we were doing distance
I love you so much"
Without further wait, I hope you enjoy Distance:
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For the $10 patrons, you've got another exclusive demo from Jabun's upcoming 2nd album to look forward to as well as an article on the composition/production process for it! Become a $10 patron to access that article and many more now, and remember that you'll gain access to all historic rewards and posts for your Patreon tier too when you become a supporter! With the new REWARD ARCHIVE tag it's never been easier to catch up with all those posts and music downloads you've missed too! I hope you enjoy them :)
That's it for this month's rewards and next time we'll be moving onto the only 2014 Jabun track and the 2nd pre-release single from the Daydream album (from many years before). Looking forward to sharing that with you and until then, I hope you have an excellent February to come and thanks as always for supporting Better Than the Book, Jabun and my various projects here on Patreon! Take care and enjoy the tunes :)