So it’s that time of year again. When New York City is so humid it makes people want to cry. When every movie released costs at least $100 million and involves the destruction of a major metropolitan area. When the idea of living without air conditioning for 5 seconds sounds like a fate worse than death. And also, my birthday.
I turn 28 this Sunday. I’ve always tried to incorporate my music career with my birthday, usually with a show or a release of some kind, culminating in the greatest 25th birthday present ever, when we dominated the iTunes singer/songwriter chart, which you can read about here, and here (follow up: good LORD was that awesome).
This year I thought I would do something a little different. From now through the end of the weekend (when my birthday is over at midnight) I’m just going to give all of my songs away. And I’ve made it as easy as possible.
If there is a release of mine you do not have (there have been 4 so far), you can download the albums in their ENTIRETY here:
Aiming for Honesty
The Ones that Matter
Thoughts I’ve Never Had Before, Part 1
Thoughts I’ve Never Had Before, Part 2
If there are some albums where you’ve already downloaded some of the songs and don’t want repeats, you can head over to my Soundcloud page and download the individual songs you want by highlighting the song and clicking the downward arrow on the right:
Aiming for Honesty: bit.ly/JRsoundcloud1
The Ones That Matter: bit.ly/JRsoundcloud2
Thoughts I’ve Never Had Before, Part 1: bit.ly/JRsoundcloud3
Thoughts I’ve Never Had Before, Part 2: bit.ly/JRsoundcloud4
(**follow up note: apparently the links don’t work on iPhones. I tried to find a way to share large files that will work on mobile platforms but can’t. If you know of any, please tell me. Otherwise, you’re gonna have to use a laptop. sorry not sorry.)
That’s it. They’re all there. I know that these songs are available for streaming on Spotify, but that’s not the same as OWNING them, and being able to carry them around with you. I want these songs to be there for you when you need them, to be a part of your life. If you have been following me for a while but it’s been a long time since you listened to some of the older stuff, go back and check it out and tell me what you think. If you’re new to the party, WELCOME! and enjoy. If there is something that really moves you, and you want to buy it on iTunes, knock yourself out. If there is a song in there that you think one of your friends will love, send it to them.
I can’t wait to start working on my new album next month. I am so excited for the next phase of my life/career. Thank you for being a part of it.