At risk of stating the obvious, I've been rather slacking when it comes to releasing music. Honestly, I just don't have the time or patience these days to stay in one place long enough to evolve a piece of music to the point where it can be considered a full release.
However, this doesn't stop the music from running through my head. In the past three months alone, I've mentally completed three full length songs. One of them is something I started writing back in 1995, and the finished version is probably going to be very close in sound to Given Up.
But this one... this one came on like a storm in just a few weeks' time. The piano melody starts the piece, but develops into a grand ballad of rock, thrashing drums, vibrant strings, and background vocal support. The lyrics probably aren't finalized and, being a relatively new piece, I haven't quite got the inflection and timing down just yet.
Adding all that, however, takes time. Time I don't have. So, instead, I am content for now to simply put the piano together, run through one take of the vocals, do some minor post-processing in Audacity, and at least release something.
I give to you, "The Crossroads". If you have a modern web browser, you can use the controls at the top of the page to give it a listen, or you can download it here.