Some of my best songs ever are on this thing since I used the days when I wasn't able to fully finish a new song as an opportunity to go back and finish older songs that I hadn't released before and record some songs I'd written years ago but never recorded. But most of it is brand new material, in total I wrote 19 brand new songs over the course of the month. Some of them aren't that good, but many of them are I think! I have opinions on which ones I think are great and which ones I think suck, but I won't tell you which those are cus I don't want to affect expectations.
It's pretty diverse too. It all sounds like me of course since I do all the vocals and play all the instruments (except for solos on 2 songs), but I tried my hand at folk, synth-pop, power pop, metal, cheesy ballads, avant-garde experiments, blah blah blah the list goes on.
Some of the songs have arrangements that are slightly incomplete cus I was forcing myself to put everything out quickly in time to finish all 31 songs by the end of the month, but I don't think that really ruins anything. If anything it kind of helped me to simplify my approach which is probably for the better in many cases (though one song is missing a guitar solo which really bugs me, I might go back and add that in later maybe) Though my song-a-day limitations did prevent me from being able to properly record drums which was too bad, you can hear various ways I dealt with that on the songs.
Here's a youtube playlist of the whole thing. As a bonus if you watch the youtube thumbnails, you can see me grow a beard throughout the month:
And a soundcloud playlist:
Or if listening to the whole thing all in a row is too much for you I put them on bandcamp as 5 separate EPs representing the 5 hypothetical sides of the album. (should have probably been 6 I guess but whatever. pretend the imaginary side 6 has some fancy hipster etching or something)
Or just click around and listen to songs at random I don't care.
Due to the simultaneously ambitious and homegrown approach I kind of thought of this as sort of a Magnetic Fields-inspired project in some ways, so similarly to "69 love songs" and "50 song memoir" there is attention paid to the sequencing of the songs but it could probably be played on shuffle and work nicely that way as well too.