Tuesday, February 10, 2009

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

TOYZ 2009.02 - 90% T.O.Y.Z.

"My dearest friend if you don't mind,
I'd like to join you by your side."
(Jack Skellington)

It's been a while since my last blog and it's quite rare that I'm online in MySpace.
But the album takes some time and I had so many other things on my mind.
But since a few weeks we have got a twitter account.
So if you always want to stay in contact with us and if you want to know what we're doing, just follow us on twitter.com/cinemabizarre.

I think you could say the album is finished 90%.
We've already started with artwork and we will bring in some pop art elements.
The cover is also almost finished and during the next weeks there are some big news waiting for you as the official "TOYZ" cover as well as the track list.
We've done about 20 songs and need to decide now which will make it on the album. Pretty exciting! And I can't wait to let you hear what we've been working on the last 6 months and escpecially play the songs in front of you on the upcoming tour. Haven't decided a tour title yet.

To cut the waiting time shorter for you, I'm going to tell you something about some songs.
We started with writing in August and it took us a few months. The production began two months ago. A lot of the vocals recorded for the demos were that good that we kept them for the album.
Some of the first recorded songs are called "Je ne regrette rien" and "Fetish (My Obsession)" and I really love them. The lyrics of "Je ne regrette rien" are almost like a poem and some kind of bittersweet. It's about the depth of a personality and the many side a person can have. And even if you make mistakes you shouldn't just delete them. Even if you fail you shouldn't regret.
"Fetish (My Obsession)" is such a powerful and emotional ballad. We didn't intend to write any songs that day. I was just in the studio to record some demos. But I told them about my idea and it was just some kind of magic. There was a wonderful piano in the room and it just happened!
And you feel the magic in the song for sure.
I have written the lyrics for "Tears in Vegas" with Michelle Leonard while I was staying at her house in Cologne. We had a wonderful evening with some great wine and talked about so many things that evening. The song turned out to be as some kind of Theme song for the "TOYZ" album. It's about trying to figure out if there is any masterplan for life and who makes the rules.
We are showing and introverted side as well as an extroverted.
We can be sweet as candy and cruel as a winter storm.

"I am Jackyll when I'm Hide.
I'm a demon locked inside.
I am restless when I sleep.
I'm the beauty and the beast..."
(Je ne regrette rien)

I guess I haven't said enough to please you.
But sometimes it's better when some desires are left unsatisfied.

See you soon,

Jack E. Strify


"Je ne regrette rien"

Is that French or German? O.o XD

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