(This post is about track 5 from the album Goodbye Party, titled “Jones’ Lotus Harvest Block Party (ft. deM atlaS”. The song has a few dirty words in it. Click here to stream or download the clean version.)
Throughout the few years between my having completed this album and finally emancipating it from its sad life in captivity while shelved, I had the chance to play it for a few friends whose taste I hold in high esteem. In case you’re not a musician yourself, you should know that this is a common and sacred ritual for recording artists of all genres.
The inner-circle screening is important because it serves as an incredibly valuable and intimate connection for two individuals who are most undoubtedly far more passionate about and fascinated with every aspect of their craft than is probably healthy. It’s an opportunity for two members of a rare and alienated culture to be at home for a short time, and communicate in the only language they were born fluent in.
…Not to mention, it’s an important opportunity for an artist to receive some honest feedback from someone whose opinion they respect.
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