I cannot decide if the number 50 makes sense. It has a nice ring, it's a lofty goal, fifty, even impressive to have written 50 songs, though as I may have mentioned, writing songs isn't hard, writing good ones is the challenge. I want to set a goal that can be followed, tracked. That future fans of the music can anticipate a continuous stream of new tunes with a set expectation, but 50, is that too much?
Fifty songs is a little over 4 years with a release every month. I think once per month is a good timeframe to allow for some promotion and discussion of the current song without waiting too long for the next. Spacing them out 2 months seems like a long time to wait, and I'm not Ye, and hopefully will never be.
Four years is sufficient time for promotion, marketing, gigging and all around getting the songs out there to see if there's any traction. The goal is to attract some higher attention, someone who wants to invest in my project. But for that, you need fans, attention. Four years seems like a reachable goal that after which, if I cannot pay my rent, I need to try something else.
Maybe not. This is one of the things we discover through pursuing our passions is that, well it's not for money. Of course, I feel I could be making much better art if I could concentrate on it full time, but something tells me I'll never stop writing and playing, especially if I just get better and better at the craft.
Fifty though. Can they all be good? I'd say there's something special about each one, that's for sure. I am conscious of what I've written and seek to differentiate new work. I don't want everything to sound the same, or anything. And that desire leads to new ways of thinking, of expression, and new types of songwriting.
I don't know if people will care but I'm anxious to find out. I know songwriters will be interested, and people who like songwriting. Not sure if anyone else will like my style but we'll soon find out. You'd think if I got a 4 year road ahead of me that I should get started, and you'd be right, but I also don't think you should put content out until it's ready. Let the cake bake. I'm almost there. I have a holiday soon and I'll be ready upon return. Four years, fifty songs.