We already knew for a while that my grandfather wasn’t doing very well. He had been diagnosed with cancer in his bladder. A very bad one, and it was growing further towards the kidneys. Treatment ? Impossible, only some things were possible, to easy the pain and discomfort. Other than that … nothing.
Besides that, he lost his beloved wife 3 months ago. Missed her very much, and clearly said when he heard that there was no cure for his illness : “then I can be together with my wife again …”
Last week on the 14th of november, we got the phonecall … he was gone … . This gave me the idea to compose something again, in his memory. It was very difficult. I already made “Memories will last forever” in memory of my grandmother, but this time, it had to be at least as good as the other one and still had something in common with “Memories will last forever”.
His sentence gave me the idea to make a song with sounds and style resembling the previous one. I tried to make a new theme and mix in the theme I made for “Memories will last forever”, thus creating “Together Again”, a symbolic track referring to him saying; “then I can be together with my wife again …”.
It took a long time of tryouts, twiddling, tests, erasing but I finished it finally. This friday I just finished everything. The mastering of the main track “Together Again”, which was also the title of the mini-album. And I also succeeded in creating two extra tracks, “Emotions” and “Spiritual connection”. The idea of those came along creating “Together Again”. So I included those.
The artwork was finished just in time and I was able to get everything burned, printed and cutted. The family agreed instantly to play the song during the spreading of the ashes again, like it happened with my grandmother also.
I will release a digital music release, including artwork soon. But only after the funeral. And after some rest. It’s so intense again.