Dear Julia, (Instrumentals by A​.​O. River)

by A.O. River

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A little pile of original work and an admittedly gloomy look into what goes on in my head. Lots of different things occurred in my life while I was writing this, I did what I could to to capture as many of those feelings as I could throughout the process. This collective piece has been a coping mechanism, a distraction, but most importantly it's simply been a creative outlet for everything I've felt over the past 6 months. This isn't something to play at a party, this isn't a piece for celebration. These are supposed to be played IN ORDER. This is meant to listen to as you fall asleep, listen to it on a long train ride when your missing her, because this was after all inspired almost entirely by one person. Play it when your alone, that's what it's meant for. If you don't like it, I'm sorry. I didn't make it for you. But if you do like it. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. This thing is super personal to me, and Il never be able to articulate what it means when someone vibes with it.

I did this the way I wanted to, it was organic. I didn't write this in a spacious studio, I didn't have a cool executive producer overseeing the process, nor did I have a manager OK-ing these tracks as they were exported. I wrote this in my bedroom, usually between the hours of midnight and 3 am, but that's exactly the way I like it.

Also these ARE instrumentals, they're meant to be a base for further creativity. Sing over them, rap over them, play a harmonica over them, or just listen to them as is. I don't care, I just needed to get these off of my hard drive.

I hope you don't hate it.

- Waino


released June 22, 2014



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