First published on March 2, 2020
Creating Unique was my biggest music project (excluding learning music distribution) until 2019. During breaks at work, I would try to write and clean up bars. If I couldn’t come up with anything, and when I was done with lyrics, I’d work on arrangement some. I’m still learning to a lot about arrangement and transitions.
The synth is actually stripped from an older track I haven’t completed yet. I’m unsure when that song when be done, though.
I expected Unique to be the first verse-hook-verse-hook song I distributed. It was a box I wanted to check ASAP to balance out the instrumentals and 1-verse tracks.
With it’s subtle LGBT queues, similar to Can I? (You Got My Lust), I wanted to ensure there was plenty of meaning within the album art. I still enjoy the challenge of making album art for singles. It’s another piece of art that expands the story of a track in it’s own way.
|Letter||Color||LGBT Flag Color||My Meaning||Video Animation|
|N||Green||Nature||Down to Earth and Seeks Balance||Horizontal Rotation|
|I||Yellow||Sunlight||Create Your Light||Vertical Rotation|
|Q||Blue||Serenity||Calmness in Adversity – e.g. degrading slurs like “queer”||Noise|
|U||Pink||Sex||Bisexuality||Turn Left (Wrong)|
|E||Red/Orange||Life/Healing||Grain||Static and Fade|
Unique will probably be my last to include a Chopped & Screwed version until I finish more songs. It adds color to the discography but I have to focus more on quality.
To close, I had fun creating Zazzle merchandise for the song. I made shirts with the album art – each with a different color set:
- The original for those interested in the colors’ deeper meaning
- All white for the monochrome lovers
- Orange for Syracuse
- Blue, white, and pink for the Trans Pride flag. I like the color combo.
I also made a key chain for subtle advertising – one of many ways I recommend to improve branding along with email marketing and creating content regularly.