Immediacy / by Simeon Smith

I live in the immediate world of the DIY artist. I finished a track last Wednesday. Last Thursday I filmed, edited and uploaded a simple video to accompany the track. That same evening I released the track via Soundcloud. 24hrs between me hearing the finished recording for the first time, and you hearing the finished product for the first time. We completed the Spotlight film project hours before the premier. Immediate art. 

So I guess it’s understandable that any kind of wait frustrates me. 72 hours for an upload to appear in the iTunes store seems like an eternity. 6 week lead time to press to vinyl?! You’ve got to be kidding me. 

This is obviously a ridiculously childish attitude to take, but it’s my attitude nonetheless.

I was contacted for an interview on Friday, agreed (obvs!) and haven’t heard back. Perfectly reasonable business timescales for a busy marketing manager.

 But it kills. 

My release on Symbiotic Cube won’t be out for another 2 weeks, but I’m itching for you to hear it now. 

The Dragon Era compilation will be released the second week of April and that seems like a lifetime away. 

I’m ready to go. The car is packed. The engine is running. I’m on the driveway beeping the horn. 

The world has just stepped out of the shower and still hasn’t picked what it’s going to wear.

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