In this episode we talk about the 2 year anniversary of my debut album “Old Soul in a Young Body”. We talk the growth of the album since it’s release. Being patient. How the creative process has changed from the early mixtapes. New music. My next album & more. Hope you enjoy! Listen to this episode and more on Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/domsgauge/the-…
2 years ago today I put out my debut album “Old Soul in a Young Body”
While creating this project I challenged myself to make a body of work filled with the most personal and honest music I could possibly write. I want to thank you guys for all the support I’ve received from this album. The feedback, streams, downloads, purchases, etc. It all means more than you can imagine. When I put out the album a part of me thought this was it. The one that was gonna “pop” so to speak. I had this fantasy idea built up in my head that I would put out the album, someone would share it, the right person would hear it, and I would wake up with a million views. Which of course didn’t happen and was totally naive of me to think. So for a while I was upset. Feeling like I put out something so close to my heart and it fell on deaf ears. Looking back I see that’s not the case. Maybe it wasn’t as many ears as I would’ve dreamed of. But, the ones that listened to it, really listened to it, and are still listening.
Two years later it has over:
70k plays on Soundcloud
20k views on YouTube
30k streams on Spotify
Shoot 4 The Sky video at 80k
So Determined video at 11k
But with all that aside, by far the best part is the multiple messages you guys have sent me saying how a song from this album has helped you through a tough time or a difficult situation. That, at the end of the day, means more than any view count or stream revenue.
I learned a lot about patience this past year. Instead of being so unhappy that the album didn’t have as many plays as I wish it did, I looked at what it does have. That’s when I realized it’s all happening. This is the process. Of course I would’ve loved to do crazy numbers overnight. But that’s unrealistic. Things take time. Rome wasn’t built in a day and it also wasn’t built without a lot of hard work. To everyone who has supported me on this journey I really can’t thank you enough. I know I haven’t released much music since the album came out. I just want to let everyone know that a bunch of new music is coming this year. As well as new videos, the podcast & other things that we’ll get into more detail about when it’s time. Thanks again. Let’s continue to grow!
In this episode of “The Life Of Me” the weather sucks. Me and Ryan go to hike and take pictures but it was way too windy. We get food and talk about whose surfboard Beyonce is riding. It starts raining & we film the O.S.Y.B/Memorial Day video. Hope you enjoy!
Watch the O.S.Y.B (Acapella) video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5Z1O…
This is a special acapella version of the first verse from the song “O.S.Y.B”, off my debut album “Old Soul in a Young Body” available now on iTunes, Spotify and more. Hope you enjoy! Listen to the full song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-4pd…