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The Story Behind the E-MUTE Song ‘Miracle’ (alternative rock)

Dark, edgy and powerful, it is a song that means a lot to me. You can watch the video, read the lyrics and a short story behind the tune here.

Lyrics:

“Life is just a miracle
No matter what we’re thinking, so?
Oh no
What are we living no
Unfortunate circumstance
Its driving us to nowhere land
Open your eyes to see again
What you’ve become, my God
In what a state you are
Living in times of violence
Of fear and absolution
Its time to stand up for yourself
Its time to face your lonely self

And I, looking straight up to the sky
Facing fears I can’t deny;
All I want to see is a clue
cause I don’t remember you

Life is just a vehicle
No matter what we’re thinking so?
Oh no
What we were thinking no
A common known avoidance
Its turning Earth to wasteland
Heaven and Hell is everywhere
That makes life such an odd
in what a state we are
Sharing the same experience,
While looking for solution
Its time to look deep in ourselves
Its time to investigate ourselves

And I, looking straight up to the sky,
Facing fears I can’t deny,
All I want to see is a clue cause I don’t remember
I, looking straight up to the sky, facing fears I can’t deny,
All I want to see is a clue cause I don’t remember you.

And I, looking straight up to the sky, facing fears YOU can’t deny,
All I want to see is a clue cause I don’t remember you.”

E-Mute Miracle new Alternative rock single

I decided to wear my Nirvana tee for the recording session. I grew up listening to Nirvana, and my first ever attempt to drum as a kid was to their tune Smells Like Teen Spirit. I was obsessed with them, and since it is one of the bands that I truly fell in love with, I decided to “dress” for the occasion of finally recording the first song that I managed to write, while wearing an awesome t-shirt of a band that inspired me to become what I am now.

I came up with the main piano arpeggio and melody during a very intense period of my life. My dad was in the hospital literally counting his last days and my band with Scott James from the Stereophonics had just split up.
I have never again felt like that in my whole life. I was experiencing a great level of sadness and sorrow while discovering a state of existence and a side of myself that until that point; I did not know it was there. I’m overall a very positive personality but back then I was just overwhelmed by my emotions.
I was just living the moment and was not concerned about the future or the past. “Miracle” was a product of those times. The lyrics and melody of the song reflect it.
I was very angry and outraged so this was a conversation I was attempting to have with God himself (or whatever is out there). As always, it ended up being a monologue, never got a reply back but hey… its a very good and unique tune… I think… I absolutely love it. No Miley Cyrus shit (GO Sinead LOL) it is real music coming straight from my soul and thanks to that I managed to get a lot of the darkness that was in me during that period out.
A few things that I love using when I write lyrics is metaphors, oxymorons and antithesis. Did you notice that the last chorus twists the whole meaning of the song? That ‘YOU’ in capital letters has replaced ‘I’. For me God, the world, the Universe is what we make out of it. We are the Universe’s consciousness. Let’s all try to improve ourselves first and then seek for redemption. That’s the meaning of my song. Hope you enjoy the track!

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iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/miracle-single/id840459034

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Miracle-E-Mute/dp/B00IZYVW28

GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/E_Mute_Miracle?id=Bwouw7jxffas5opj5czgjlgfbk4

P.S.
The album cover painted by one of my fans Heather L Gus and the chinese characters in the middle of the canvas mean ”Miracle”.
Video shoot and editing by @wemboss on Twitter.
Mastering by Skonrokk Studios. Recording by John Robertson.
Shoot Locations: The Limehouse Recording studios and the Mill Hill Music Complex.

E-Mute is a drummer, singer, songwriter who is using the piano and drums as his main instruments to compose. E-Mute before he decided to create his music was a professional drummer and has played with a lot of great musicians Pip Williams (produced Dido, Uriah Heep, Graham Bonnet) Bias Boshell from the Moody Blues, Scott James from the Stereophonics. His band is made of excellent musicians who help him out to either record or perform live.
Great melodies, dark edgy rock, electronica and philosophical lyrics.

Franz Ferdinand meets Muse, the Foo Fighters and Depeche Mode.

Theo, E-MUTE

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”Oh Wow! A Post Box!” Finding The Right Balance Between Stick & Surface.

The first red post boxes In Britain were installed in Botchergate, Carlisle in 1853. In 1856, Richard Redgrave of the Department of Science and Art designed an ornate pillar box for use in London and other large cities. In 1859 the design was improved, and this became the first National Standard pillar box. Green was adopted as the standard colour for the early Victorian post boxes.

Between 1866 and 1879 the hexagonal Penfold post box became the standard design for pillar boxes and it was during this period that red was first adopted as the standard colour. The first boxes to be painted red were in London in July 1874, although it would be nearly 10 years before all the boxes had been repainted. In 2012 to celebrate Olympic gold medals for Team GB, selected boxes are painted gold. One has been vandalised briefly with graffiti, and one of the old red boxes at Dean Street was recently vandalised by E-MUTE as he decided to do some street drumming on it.
This is the second video of the sequel ”Oh Woh! A…!” Finding the Right Balance Between Stick & Surface. Hashtag on Twitter is #OhWohThursday as every video is up on a Thursday at 19:00 UK time!

Thanks for reading,

Theo, E-MUTE

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Alternative Rock Spotify Playlist Vol. 3

Alternative Rock Spotify Playlist Vol. 3

Hello guys,

Hope you’re all good. Here’s my Alternative Rock Spotify playlist Vol. 3

Alternative Rock Spotify Playlist Vol. 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will find songs from:

  • AmericanAuthors
  • ArcticMonkeys
  • TheNeighbourhood
  • Morain
  • E-Mute
  • VelvetRevolver
  • QueensOfTheStoneAge
  • TheWhiteStripes
  • KingsOfLeon
  • TheWhiteStripes
  • TheBlackKeys
  • Kasabian
  • Incubus
  • RedHotChiliPeppers
  • ThirtySecondsToMars
  • Muse
  • BlocParty
  • AlienAntFarm
  • Phoenix
  • FranzFerdinand
  • FooFighters


Enjoy!

Cheers
Theo, E-MUTE

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E-MUTE Miracle Video Shoot Photo Album

Hi guys,

Almost there. I’m waiting for the audio master of ”Miracle”, the final video cut, and good to go. Very soon the song is going to be available for you to listen and enjoy.

Until then, here are a few shots from the video shoot. Singing, drumming, playing piano and having an awesome day overall! It was shot by my friend Wembi Rodriguez @wemboss on Twitter,  and we used two locations:
The Limehouse Recording studios and The Mill Hill Music Complex in London.

The photos are actually snapshops that I took using my laptop while watching the video. I had to pause, find a few  good moments that I liked, capture them and then edit them. So it’s a pretty good way to get a feel of how the video is going to look!

Cheers guys,
Theo, E-MUTE

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Oh Wow! Soho Square! Finding The Right Balance Between Stick & Surface.

It was a nice Sunday afternoon. While having a quiet relaxing day I stumbled upon this street sign at Soho Square. Couldn’t resist the temptation so I decided to go for it and see if I would be able to find the right balance between my drumsticks and that surface. It’s a shame cause what you cannot see is the reaction of all the people that were there it was around 2 in the afternoon and the square was packed! We shot a few videos to experiment using different angles etc, and this was one of the best takes:

You know how drummers are like… They hit anything that comes in their way. I might be a songwriter and a singer now but cannot forget my roots! 🙂 Anyhow, it’s all about the rhythm. No matter what instrument you play, you need to have a good sense of groove. It’s what makes you move when you listen to a song, and in fact it’s what makes our hearts beat!

I started recording these ”Oh Wow! A…!”  type videos on Instagram for a laugh, but I love the idea and I’m going to create a whole series of random drumming videos so watch this space… I’ll keep’em coming! 🙂

Thanks for reading,
Theo, E-MUTE

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Alternative Rock Spotify Playlist Vol.2

Alternative Rock Playlist Spotify Vol.2

Hello guys,

So here’s my second Spotify playlist! In this one you will find:

Alternative Rock Playlist Spotify Vol.2

  • U2
  • The Smiths
  • Violent Femmes
  • Psycho Killers
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • E-Mute
  • The Strokes
  • The Church
  • Blur
  • Foo Fighters
  • Pearl Jam
  • Primal Scream
  • The Killers
  • The Cure
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Muse
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Ben Folds Five
  • Soundgarden

Again, a mix of older and newer alternative rock songs that I found or remembered about their existence on Spotify.

Cheers!
Theo, E-MUTE

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