Frozen Time ~short ver~


Composition/Arrangement/Lyrics: Westkana
Vocal: TBA

This song is part of a collaboration with a friend. We’re making our own opening animation to an anime that we together came up with. I’m composing the music (this song), and he will be doing the video now that I’m finished with my part. He also has a friend who may sing the lyrics when it’s finished, so look forward to the completed project! ^w^

Lyrics (Piano Lead):

Standing in blankness, I see now
Time is frozen

If every word was just a lie,
Could you still let them
Intrude your sky?

Facing everything
I can’t speak
Darkness and fear ’round me
Confused;
Where are we?
I’m trapped in this pirouette

Piercing gales push us down the road where we can’t return to
Fighting on towards that one day where we can have freedom
Skies above like a cerulean spring morning
Stretching vainly on
to that guiding star
In daydreams of frozen time

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Transcendence

My first finished composition ^w^. A relaxing piano track with some influence from some of the artists I enjoy listening to. Hopefully it’s not too shabby. Enjoy!! I’ve been much more into arranging/composing/playing music lately, so expect more of that content from now on compared to the photo edits of before. Despite that, the photo used in the soundcloud/youtube link was taken by me.

***Also available on YouTube here.

Seafoam Sentiment

A boy climbs over a chunk of sandy rubble, walking to the place he once called home. He hasn’t been here in years, not since the “bad guys” attacked. He remembers that grim day, even though he was but the age of 4. He was walking home from the store with his mother, admiring her beautiful seafoam necklace, when the earth rent open not a block from their home. Bombs exploded, gunshots fired from all directions. His mother told him to get away, and that she will run back to get the rest of the family in the house nearby. “I’ll see you soon, my love. You’ll be okay. I’ll always be with you,” she said, tears in her eyes, as she departs in the opposite direction. Following his mother’s advisement, he sprints in the opposite direction, not looking back even once.

“We’re here,” his guide said. The square of wreckage that was once his home looks unrecognizable. There is no evidence that someone lived there. After looking around for a short time, he catches a glimpse of something shining, buried beneath some sand. He walks closers, allowing him to decipher what the object is. A seafoam-colored necklace lies on the ground. He picks it up and clasps it in his hands, remembering his mother’s words.

“I’ll always be with you.”

Free

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I believe in all of us, there is a spirit of adventure. A need to be free. Free to go to your own destinations. Free to not be hindered by a deadline or schedule. Free of murder. Free of discrimination. Free of hurting. Free of pain. Free of sadness. How one is able to achieve true freedom is not a set path, but rather different per person. There will be many trials and blockades (ironically) on the path, but when those instances arise, one must stand firm to their beliefs and assure themselves that they will be able to overcome it.

Summer Daze

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I’ve been in summer school for the month of June.

Now don’t be worried about me or my grades, it’s not because I failed a class. In reality, it’s exactly the opposite. Since my high school only has room for two elective classes (one of which is foreign language), students can choose to take PE and Health over the summer instead of during the school year to get ahead and get the credits which are required to graduate. Since I would rather take an elective of my choice during the year instead of those classes, I decided to do that. I will be taking the art elective. Unfortunately, this means that I will no longer be participating in band (which is an incredibly hard thing to leave since I loved my 8th grade band class), but I am looking forward to seeing what the art class is like.