Re-Introducing Crooked Forest (the website) and Neither Could Dylan (the artist)

It’s Saturday April 16th, 2022 and I almost can’t even believe it. The last two years since starting this project and officially beginning to release music under this name in 2020 has been a whirlwind to say the least and it feels time not only to just quickly revisit some of what’s all gone down but to take a moment to revisit how we want … Continue reading Re-Introducing Crooked Forest (the website) and Neither Could Dylan (the artist)

The Clearing Track By Track: If Not Now

Continuing on our blog breakdown of The Clearing, today we’ve got track 9: If Not Now Listen on YouTube below. But don’t forget the album is available basically everywhere except for Spotify and Amazon Music! About the Track So, I’ve actually already spoken about If Not Now a few times, most recently on February 14th when I released a special acoustic alternate of the track … Continue reading The Clearing Track By Track: If Not Now

The Clearing Track By Track: Asleep/Dead

Carrying on from our track by track of Lie To Me, today I’m moving right along to track 8: Asleep/Dead. If you haven’t heard the record yet, check it out on YouTube Music or my own YouTube Channel below. About the Track Asleep/Dead is one of the only tracks on this record that isn’t really based on any sort of true story, rather it’s more … Continue reading The Clearing Track By Track: Asleep/Dead

The Clearing Track By Track: Lie To Me

Today we’re diving into Track 7, formerly “45”, now officially named “Lie To Me”. Listen to the track on YouTube About the Track I wish I could remember definitively why I started writing Lie To Me but I can’t wholly place it, but the “double dog dare you” line is really what kicked things off and set the tone for the entire song. Like “All … Continue reading The Clearing Track By Track: Lie To Me

The Clearing Track By Track: Little Fish

Hope everyone had a good weekend – I know I’m a day late on this one but hopefully it gave you a chance to listen to The Clearing while I put this together. Today I’m gonna talk a bit about track 6: Little Fish. About the Track Little Fish was the third track featured on my 3-song EP “A Quiet Place To Scream” and I … Continue reading The Clearing Track By Track: Little Fish

Jaimee Eat World Release: Call To Love

Happy Sunday! When I covered this song last year acoustically I knew I had to kick it up a few notches with a full band recording, which is exactly what I spent my day yesterday doing. Hope ya like it! First, check out the original written by Eric Bachmann of Crooked Fingers: Now, here’s me: If you haven’t heard it yet, of course you’ll also … Continue reading Jaimee Eat World Release: Call To Love

The Clearing Track By Track: All On Me

Carrying right along with track 5 today, let’s talk about “All On Me”. If you haven’t heard it yet, stream it on YouTube! About the Track All On Me is another straight-forward pop-punk inspired track, keeping things relatively simple across the board and just letting the rhythm guitars drive the track. There are breakup songs and then there’s All On Me – the pre-breakup song. … Continue reading The Clearing Track By Track: All On Me

The Clearing Track By Track: Still Catching Up

Yesterday I got into all the fun and quirky things that inspired “Camp” today we take a look at a much more lyrically direct track with “Still Catching Up”. Give it a listen on my YouTube Channel before we jump in: About the Track: Still Catching Up was one of my absolute favourites from the initial demos. It’s not particularly complicated, the same rhythm runs … Continue reading The Clearing Track By Track: Still Catching Up

The Clearing Track by Track: Camp

Moving right along from yesterdays blog breakdown of Pressure Cooker, today I’ll take you through Camp! If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the official music video first: I put together the music video on Saturday just ahead of the official release of The Clearing. While it’d be great to say I have some big music video budget to put something cool together, this … Continue reading The Clearing Track by Track: Camp

The Clearing Track by Track: Pressure Cooker

Yesterday I talked about the lead-off track on The Clearing called Champagne Birthday and today I’m moving right on to track 2: Pressure Cooker. Listen to the record in full on my YouTube channel: About the Track: Like Champagne Birthday, Pressure Cooker first appeared on A Quiet Place To Scream in more of a rough demo state. While I was pleased with the way it … Continue reading The Clearing Track by Track: Pressure Cooker