IT STARTED WITH AN INTRODUCTION
KALIEDASCARE starts this project with love for old school Hip Hop, Boom-Bap, and R&B. Unfortunately he didn't have any mentors or rivals starting out, and he was unaware of how to compose a song to bare minimum. Over the course of this project, he experimented heavily to find the tones and range he felt most comfortable with.
To be frank, KALIEDASCARE's work from this era, does have volume and depth, lyrically it still stands out as a motivational piece, but the delivery and cadence of this particular era is: amateur.
But he doesn't complain, he loves how bad it sounds. It clearly shows how much work can be put in, and how someone can get results when they do something someone else thinks, sounds bad. There was something about striving to do better on the mic everytime that encouraged him to release more and more without critical criticizm. This brought him to some interesting sounds, using his vocal range and capability to make weird, layered harmonies. This didn't always sound the greatest but when used correctly it was suredly a signature form from Kaliedascare.
The main picks from this bunch would be:
I Just Don't Know
These three stand out as the most influential to his adaptability, after releasing each he took steps in new directions, challenging himself with new expectations. To change and agree with the results gained. Soon after he started to work again on his newest batch of singles. Eventually he would come to name them "Busking For Change".
BUSKING FOR CHANGE
2. SAGA (FEAT. COLDTREE)
3. SILENCE (FEAT. COLDTREE)
4. MEMO (FEAT. COLDTREE)
5. NO MONEY NO FAME (FEAT. COLDTREE)
6. WHITE DRESS (FEAT. COLDTREE)
7. IF IT'S TIME
8. TOUCH OF REGRET (FEAT. CHUEE)
9. THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE
10. HALLOWEEN (FEAT. CHUEE)
11. BLACKWATER (FEAT. CHUEE)
12. TOUR BUS (FEAT. CHUEE)
13. WHEN IM WITH YOU
His second project was made with a lot more heart. Soul/R&B drive this project with ties to some Old-School Rap and Jazz Ballads. Kaliedascare finds more of his voice, more opportunities to deliver a different sound accordingly. With every track, the listener is brought deeper into a cryptic story of self-reflection, acceptance, finding love, and balancing life as a young adult.
True to its title, Kaliedascare tries different ways to get recognition dropping one song after another. Sadly his efforts go un-noticed putting him in a corner of self-doubt and reflection. Through this criticism he is humbled, and continues his work diligently.
His name is said to him in a question:
"Is it Kuh-lie-dio-scare?"
It's close enough. At this point in time Kaliedascare had no strong intentions of what he could do with the music he was making, let alone how his alias was said.
It was at this moment he knew:
He knew he wanted it right.
1. JUDAS FLIP
2. DO NO WRONG
3. BAD HABITS
4. INFERNO (FEAT. CHUEE)
5. BELIEVE ME
6. STANDING UP FOR YOU
7. SHOW ME HOW I WASN'T RIGHT
10. LIGHT THE SKY
11. HALFWAY THERE
12. PASSION (FEAT. CHUEE)
Sixty Five Percent is a perfect example of Kaliedascare using different techniques, schemes, and one-liners. Almost every song in this chapter has catchy lyrics, easy to remember stories, and solid hooks. Listeners have a better picture on Kaliedascare's opinions regarding the industry and his place in the world. His execution and delivery of this project show his growth as an artist, as he starts to record and release more frequently.
Sixty Five Percent itself is a catch-phrase Kaliedascare uses on a daily basis, to keep himself focused. When things are too complicated or overwhelming, a disruptor for the mind is needed. It takes the pressure off situations that may seem hard to resolve.
During his last year of high school, Kaliedascare released Smoke, iconically the best song of this playlist. (A personal favorite if I do say so myself). Smoke was a game changer, the recording and mastering of it was done in one night and released the next day, with no word until the following. He purchased and posted it everywhere, playing it over 100x to himself to make sure it was perfect. With no edits that could be made, he was satisfied.
With all the tracks in this list, there is a sort of air around him in the studio. He's starting to be serious about his work, how long it takes him, and who he can work with. After receiving feedback from his close friends and family, he got on his shit big-time.
THEN THERE WERE TRIALS:
2. S.S. SAILING
4. MADNESS (FEAT. COLDTREE)
5. BLACK SWAN (FEAT. COLDTREE)
6. COLORING WALLS
7. KILLING$PREE. (FEAT. RADENMANE, DUTCHMANE, COLDTREE)
8. PEN PAL
This project is done in an insane fashion. One after another is heavily motivated by Kaliedascare's found passion in making music. His new momentum livens his compatriots to record and release more of their own music. Finally, he has a pace for recording.
The only thing in his way is himself. The idea of creating something else didn’t appeal to him, and promotion was a dead-pool. Focusing on creating merchandise and signal boosting instead of being in the studio was unnerving for him. It’s funny because looking back, he spent a lot of time trying to find details on how to market, and then after not finding results, was upset and regretful that he didn’t record.
He looked for radio engagements, and performances hoping for a chance. To no avail he emailed, and checked for any sort of management or representation. All he received at that time was emails from spammers and ads. Frustration started to take over and Kaliedascare for a minute, was boggled. How could he be an artist and not a salesman?
This happened a lot through Trials and Tribulations, and honestly it was troubling for him; making good tracks and still being stressed. On top of that, there were several different aspects of Kaliedascare’s life, that were not very heartwarming, rather heartbreaking; His friends deciding to pursue their own futures, struggling to constantly find a new job, keeping his social life intact, and losing loved ones.
A TALE CALLED KALIEDASCARE
6. REAL FRIENDS
9. COUNTRY SMILE
12. SIMPLE THINGS
19. MARCHNSTOMP (FEAT.)
20. INVASION (FEAT.)
21. CLOSEDCASKET (FEAT.)
26. WHAT IF WE
27. CHURCHILL DOWNS (REMIX)
32. BRUCE WAYNE
37. SPOOKY SZN
39. SOMETHIN' BOUT U
40. STARS IN YOUR EYES
43. DASH (#100)
44. THE MOON
46. IT'S OK
This project has been by far my favorite. I know I’ve said that a lot, but hear me out. This was put together this year, and it's finally finished. It consists 5 genres blended together over the last year. And with all the differences come "different views" from the "kaliedascare". It's interesting to think about how I delivered on these because they don't really line up as well as they could. But honestly, I just made them and posted immediately, not really caring about the whole scheduling thing. Thinking about saving them though wasn't really an idea I could follow through on. Maybe it would be better promoted, and marketed as a package, but I'm just not really interested in waiting.
Anyways, to be fair at the time I'm updating this its already been a year since I started this project, so to the 3rd perspective, I did work, but I didn't think as well as I could have. All in all its like 3 projects split up every quarter
I can't thank you guys enough for showing up to the concerts and letting me display my music with confidence. It has truly been a blast and I can't wait to see my growth from here!
7. SOUP's ON
The Upcoming is the newest batch of singles released in 2023, with the favorite being LIES. Many hours were spent perfecting the harmonies and undertones which led to a smooth rich tone all throughout the song. Second I would put FOSTER, immensely good patterning and switches the entire song. It's literally a mind-boggling song that will change your sense of direction.
"This typing don’t burden me
dropping foreign currency
Trading these drugs
for some blanks n burner computer
So we can get through to the end of the month
F*** all the talk about getting enough
Its been gettin rough
Ready your angle we taking the bluffs"