Looking into “The Void”

How fitting that I should finish my new music video “The Void” as I’m looking into a strangely changing career path.

Lets get the important thing out of the way first… I have a new music video out! “The Void” is from my 4th album A Different Kind Of Dream and a video I made myself (not unlike some of my previous videos like “Lights In The Sky” and “Dreams Like These”). What makes this one unique is I created it not out of public domain video footage (as I did those videos), but out of just 4 IMAGES from NASA’s public domain image collection. None of what you see in “The Void” is actual video footage. It is all actual images taken and made available by NASA of our universe. But then I took them and animated them, added all kinds of effects and blending and all kinds of other cool stuff to create something different and strange. It’s trippy. It’s so weird in fact that there are moments in the video that I don’t know how they happened. I just kept adding effects and transitions and layers (of the same images on top of themselves) until things happened and showed themselves to me. I think the resulting video is quite beautiful and strange and awesome. I hope you enjoy “The Void,” and if you like the track, make sure to check out A Different Kind Of Dream which is available on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, CD Baby and Spotify.

One last thing I wanted to mention about this video… I actually was originally working on a public domain footage based video for the track “Waterfalls In Reverse” from A Different Kind Of Dream. I put that video on hold for a few weeks… That turned into a few months… And a year… And really who knows if it will ever get done. I hope it does. But instead of going back to it, I just randomly decided to jump into doing “The Void” instead (it probably had something to do with the first ever picture of a black hole that motivated me to get this one done). Funny how things like that happen.

Now onto the void that is my career right now haha… No I don’t have anything to announce as far as a new album yet. I’m honestly not sure if I’ve worked on it at all since the last blog post. It is in the works, slowly but surely. But it’s been sitting in its current state for quite a while. All the compilations I’ve teased are also sitting, not being worked on. But they’ll all happen in good time. I just composed some music for a film. You should hear that soon. That’s the only film work I’ve done recently though… But I have a couple projects lined up… But really my Piecing It Together Podcast has taken over my life for the most part. That and The Pup Pups album which IS coming along amazingly and is almost done. It will be the next thing I release. It is not anything like the rest of the music I put out, but it’s awesome haha. Once that’s out I’ll probably finally get back to really working on some of this new music.

So that’s it… Check out “The Void” and please comment on it and share it with your friends! I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for reading, listening, watching. More music IS coming… It just might be a while… If you don’t count the dog stuff I’m doing haha.

David Rosen is an award-winning music composer. He composes original music for films, commercials, jingles, video-games and all other kinds of media projects. He has a vast music library of original tracks available for licensing and is also available for custom compositions. Contact him on the ABOUT page for pricing and availability for your next project.

Halloween and Stalker!

It’s my favorite time of the year… Halloween! And to celebrate I have a brand new single called “Stalker.”

“Stalker” is a dark, creepy track that was originally going to be included on my last album A Different Kind Of Dream but wasn’t quite finished so I decided to save it for a special Halloween release. It just came out this past Friday, October 26th on iTunes and Spotify and CD Baby and all major music services.

I like to think of “Stalker” as me letting my John Carpenter influence run wild. The song was also included on a special industrial Halloween compilation from Brutal Resonance called M-A-S-K and they put it like this:

Have you ever gotten that feeling? When you’re walking home at night and you just can’t shake off that feeling that you’re being followed? A shadow behind you, but every time you look it’s gone. Is it human? Or maybe something more? Every step that you take you feel as if there are red eyes beaming at you from dark alleys and closed shops. It only takes a moment to get caught, and a moment more to make it home. Where will you end up? This is David Rosen’s “Stalker”.

I like that.

The BEST way to listen to “Stalker” (aside from buying it on iTunes) is on my personalized Halloween Playlist on Spotify. It features music from my albums (and some non-album songs), and is available NOW! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to my music while you’re there!

As always, thanks so much for the support. I’m not sure what my next release will be, but rest assured I’m working on some great new stuff and if you’re subscribed to my music on Spotify you’ll always get it immediately when it’s released.

Happy Halloween!

David Rosen is an award-winning music composer. He composes original music for films, commercials, jingles, video-games and all other kinds of media projects. He has a vast music library of original tracks available for licensing and is also available for custom compositions. Contact him on the ABOUT page for pricing and availability for your next project.

Artificial

How is it possible that I never posted an actual blog post about my new music video “Artificial” being out? I tend to make myself way too busy nowadays and things like that just tend to happen but now it’s time to let you know that you can watch “Artificial” on my YouTube channel now! Or even right here…

Artificial, PalinDRONE and more!

It’s that time again… New blog time.

Let me start off by saying thank you to everyone who has been watching “PalinDRONE 360.” The video is doing awesome on all the different VR Video sites, and I’m excited to continue pushing it throughout the year. Also, we just released a lightened version because people without the full VR headset equipment have said that it’s too dark just watching it on their phone. They’re right, but in VR you get the full experience, so since we can’t adjust it from device to device, we decided the best option was to have a lightened alternate version which you can view on YouTube or here:

Now usually I try to space my music video releases out further, but it just so happens that my other video that I’ve been teasing for a while, “Artificial,” is almost here. It’s been done for months but I’ve been waiting to release it until after “PalinDRONE” (as well as until after some of the film festivals that we submitted to finished with their announcements), and that time is coming up THIS MONTH. I’ll be attending a screening of “Artificial” at the FilmQuest Film Festival on September 15th, and then I plan on releasing the video the following Friday, September 21st. The video has already done so great, getting into 10 film festivals, winning awards. I’m so proud of this video and can’t wait for you all to see it. Ben Yonker and his team put together such an amazing video based on an idea I wrote while making the song. It’s truly one of my favorite things I’ve ever put out.

Now if you’ve read this far, you’re one of the people who really cares about my career and the music I make, so I want to tell you what’s going on with me and my music for the rest of the year. I know that when I released A Different Kind Of Dream I said that I’d be releasing a ton of new music. And then I even gave an update to that new music in my last blog post. But I still have done next to nothing with my music since then. The truth is, my podcast, Piecing It Together has taken on the biggest priority for me right now… It was just supposed to be a side thing, but I really enjoy doing it and for the time being it will continue to be my main thing. And right behind that, I’m actually having a lot of fun making a new comedy-rap album (the stuff that I try not to talk about much here on this website haha). And along with both of those projects, I’ve been absolutely PLAGUED by computer issues this year. So much so that I’m actually currently planning on building a PC from scratch for the first time since college. It’s just problem after problem with my recent custom made PC (only 4 years old!) and I think it’s time to get these things under control… However, there’s a very real possibility that I’m going to lose access to some of the other music I had started this past year when switching to the new computer. Yes, I’ll be releasing the “Artificial (Extended Video Mix)” along with the music video. And I should be releasing another single that’s already finished a couple months after that. But there’s a lot of music that’s probably going to get lost in the process. I’ll salvage what I can. But honestly, with all the other stuff I’m working on… I kind of don’t care about losing that music. I still have demo versions of it all in MP3 format that I could potentially put up as a free bonus album one day or something, so it’s not totally lost… Just may not be possible to finish. If so… Whatever. I’m sure there’s more music in my head that will get made eventually. But this long rambling stream-of-conscience end to this blog post is just my way of telling you, the people who care about my music, that my year of lots of music releases probably isn’t happening. Maybe I’ll go back to a regular album in a year or two. Maybe I’ll go back to this plan of lots of small releases next year. Maybe even in a few months! Haha. Who the hell knows. But right now I have a computer to build, a ridiculous comedy-rap album to finish, and a podcast to make (and lots of movies to watch while doing it!). And I’m happy with all of that, so hey, it’s all good.

As always, thanks so much for listening to my music. I hope you’ve been enjoying A Different Kind Of Dream which honestly, despite low sales, has been BY FAR the most streamed album of my career. Now that I think of it, that was kind of the plan hahaha… But it’s just hard to know who is out there when I don’t see specific names of people buying it. But according to Spotify my monthly listeners has jumped like 400% so people are really listening and that makes me happy. Hope you’re enjoying it, whoever you are. I’ll have “Artificial” ready for you later this month and then we’ll see where we go from there.

– David

David Rosen is an award-winning music composer. He composes original music for films, commercials, jingles, video-games and all other kinds of media projects. He has a vast music library of original tracks available for licensing and is also available for custom compositions. Contact him on the ABOUT page for pricing and availability for your next project.

A Different Kind Of Dream – My Mom’s Review

Well it’s that time again… As is tradition, with the release of a new album, comes my mom’s review. Hopefully by now you’ve checked out A Different Kind Of Dream already (available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, Bandcamp and all digital music sources). If you have, I’d love to hear what you think of the album… But here’s what my mom thought of it… With my notes in red…

  1. The Void – MADE ME THINK ABOUT THE OCEAN – THEN RUNNING (Not bad…)
  2. Hero – CAR RIDE ON HWY 101 – IN A CONVERTIBLE (TOP DOWN) (I guess so…)
  3. A Different Kind Of Dream – NIGHTTIME – SIGHT-SEEING FROM A HELICOPTER (So far so good…)
  4. Invisible – SEARCHING FOR MY CORKSCREW (OK Mom…)
  5. Regenerate – PLAYING W/ MY DOGS (Christ…)
  6. Searching Further – TRYING TO FALL ASLEEP WHEN THE AMBIEN DOESN’T WORK (Here we go…)
  7. Waterfalls In Reverse – MY HEART RATE – LOOKING AT PICS OF HOT GUYS (Dammit mom…)
  8. Enemy – A CHASE SCENE IN A MOVIE (Alright I’ll take it…)
  9. Ascend – SCARY, MONSTER CHASING ME! (Cool…)
  10. Palindrone – YANNI? (There it is…)

As usual, my mom’s review is all over the place. It also took her like 2 weeks to finally listen to it. I think she’s slipping. But I love you mom and thanks for listening. I hope you all check out the album and leave some reviews to let me know what you think. Maybe this post will help you figure out how not to review an album…

David Rosen is an award-winning music composer. He composes original music for films, commercials, jingles, video-games and all other kinds of media projects. He has a vast music library of original tracks available for licensing and is also available for custom compositions. Contact him on the ABOUT page for pricing and availability for your next project.

A Different Kind Of Dream – The New Album

It’s finally time to announce my new album, A Different Kind Of Dream.

It’s been almost 2 years since my last full length album, Head Like Fire. I followed that up with … Like Ashes, a collection of bonus tracks and remixes of tracks from the Head Like Fire sessions. Then I took a break from writing new music while I continued to promote the music videos from that album. They were some of my most successful music videos ever, and a great excuse to take a break and focus on the rest of my life a little bit. But last year I started making some new music and I could tell it was going to form into something special.

BUS PARTY TO HELL!

You may recall me talking about Bus Party To Hell (or as it was formerly known, Party Bus To Hell) before. Well it’s out now and I wanted to dedicate a blog post to this crazy, wild new movie from the Mahal Brothers.

Piecing It Together

I know what you’re thinking… “David, you started a podcast instead of getting the new album out?!” Well I have one question for you… How did you know before I told you that this post was going to be about my new podcast?

ANYWAY… I wanted to post a quick little blog post about my new project, Piecing It Together. It is my new movie podcast where I’ll be discussing movies with various co-hosts and also giving little previews of new music I’m working on. So if you dig my music, you’ll want to listen. And if you dig movies, you’ll want to listen.

And if you like me, then PLEASE go subscribe in the Podcast App of your choice, and if that app happens to be iTunes, RATE & REVIEW the show! It helps! And it costs you nothing but a few little seconds of your time.

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