Adam WarRock “Just the Music” (Download MP3)
Beat used: Jason Derulo “Trumpets”
First, if you haven’t heard Jason Derulo’s “Trumpets,” you should go listen to it. It’s an amazing and incredibly weird and silly song, and I love it.
ALSO, ALL MY DIGITAL MUSIC STORE IS PAY WHAT YOU WANT UNTIL JAN. 1. THAT INCLUDES NOTHING! HALF OF ALL PROCEEDS RAISED FROM NOW UNTIL JAN. 1 WILL GO TO AutisticAdvocacy.Org AS A DONATION IN THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS
It’s been another year of full-time music. What started out as a year where I was on tour for about five straight months supporting a new album, turned into me moving to Philadelphia, meeting my amazing girlfriend, being on television, and releasing a ton of music. Thank you to everyone who’s come to a show, listened to a track, bought an album, or supported this crazy dream of mine. I left my career job in June of 2010, and by the time next June comes around, it will have been five straight years of full-time music where I made it work. And though at times it’s been hard (ask Tribe One about sliding through intersections in the Minneapolis snow), I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
I’m honestly not sure about where the next year will take me or adamwarrock.com. I’m releasing an EP in January, doing a few shows here and there, and working on the next full release album. Other than that, I don’t really know. I don’t know how much longer this can keep going, as life and other things get in the way, become more important. I’ve started to think a lot about the future, and maybe finding a way to transition to a job that would involve the things I love the most about these past five years, while maybe making the things I don’t like (uncertain paycheck, insane travel) a little less prevalent. I’m fairly certain that I will always make music in some form or fashion, just like I did back in college when I was making joke songs or diss tracks for just my friends. But I’m not sure that Adam WarRock will always be here. Which isn’t to say I’m quitting anytime soon, just the end of the year requires people to take stock of their lives, the future, everything. It gets you thinking.
I wouldn’t have survived this past year without my friends, without music people like Mikal kHill and Tribe One who keep me sane, without my loved ones around me. As the holidays and the new year roll around, take a second and tell the people you love how much they mean to you, however you can. There’s been so much death, so much tragedy, so much awful shit in the news this year (I guess there is every year), but there continues to be amazing things happening every day in small and huge ways, that it’s easy to forget how good we have it, no matter how much we struggle. I know I struggle with seeing the bad over the good, and I work on it everyday.
My mission at this site is to basically make music that might make your day better. I do it weekly because I know I like new stuff. It’s all just background noise, and I hope it gets you through a drive, through your workday, through a rough time. Sometimes you need that. I’m not writing Shakespeare here. I’m incredibly thankful that anyone listens, and likes it. Thank you for spending a few minutes here and there in your daily Internet rush to pay attention to my songs.
With that, adamwarrock.com is going on hiatus until 2015. Hopefully, when I come back, I’ll have the first single off the new EP to debut for you, and another year of making some free music for your ears.
In the spirit of the holidays, all music at my digital store is pay what you want (including NOTHING) until January 1. No pressure to buy anything, but half of all proceeds raised from now until January 1 will go to Cure AutisticAdvocacy.Org as a donation. If you’d rather just directly donate, you can do it here: