Hi everyone and hope you’re having a great start to September! It’s the first Wednesday of the month, and today I have an extra special Patreon exclusive track to share with the $1+ patrons from a brand new Jabun side project! Time for some more rewards!
The name of this new side project is “Jabun [Alternate Reality]” and truth be told, I’m not 100% sure what I want to do with it yet, but I sure am excited to announce it! Jabun [Alternate Reality] came about because there are things I’d like to release under the Jabun name which aren’t the chill or cinematic soundscapes you know me for, but are instead almost the complete opposite: Metal! I’ve been a metal fan and musician since my early teen years and it’s something that’s close to my heart but I certainly don’t feel fits under my usual Jabun or Better Than The Book banners which are more experimental/electronic/chill and ska punk respectively. I have plans to release more metal / metal inspired original music in the future, but to kickstart this project, I’m releasing a cover of Kesha’s “Warrior”, which being a mainstream pop song, gives a nice extra meaning to that “Alternate Reality” metal version I’m excited to release today!
I’ve had this metal / metal core cover idea going through my head ever since I first heard Kesha’s Warrior years ago, and after seeing Killswitch Engage with Iron Maiden on August 11th 2018 and completing Better Than The Book’s 2nd full-length album in July 2019, I thought it was finally time to get this thing recorded! With some delays including moving house/studios, illness and more (not to mention this crazy 2020), I’m super happy to finally be able to share this first track as Jabun [Alternate Reality], the new not-so-chill side of Jabun!
Jabun [Alternate Reality] - Warrior is an exclusive download for my supporters on Patreon only and for the $1 Patrons, you’ve got the download package (Mp3 & artwork) to pick up today! Become a patron for as little as $1 to grab Jabun [Alternate Reality] – Warrior:
$1 rewards (Mp3, Art): https://www.patreon.com/posts/40080255/
$5 rewards (Mp3, WAV, Art): https://www.patreon.com/posts/40080252/
All original songwriting credits go to Kesha Sebert, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Pebe Sebert and Henry Walter with the original performance recorded by Kesha, and an extra special thanks to Vlad for lending his metal experienced ears during the mixing and mastering process! Couldn’t have sounded this good without your help!
Arranged, performed and produced by Nick Standing
Recorded, mixed and mastered at JabunAudio by Nick Standing
Track artwork by Nick Standing
For the $10 patrons we’re also taking a deep dive into the creation of Warrior with some WIP demos and a behind the scenes article! Become a $10 patron to access that and many more rewards 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 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 :)
$10 rewards: https://www.patreon.com/posts/40080246/
Find out more: https://www.patreon.com/NickStanding
That's it for this month's rewards! Next time we’ll be back to complete Jabun’s current discography with the 2017 album Daydream, but I’m sure there’ll be tonnes of news to share on Patreon in the mean time! Until the next one, I hope you enjoy the brand new music and thanks as always for supporting Jabun, Better Than The Book and my various projects here on Patreon! All the best and take care!