When the biggest problem you have is how to get all the songs up and out, you have the good kind of artsy problems.
Stretching for material is not my issue. I’ve released 12 with 35 to go. And say 5 won’t make if for one reason or another, that leaves 30. That’s still a lot.
Antithetical to general artistry, I’m going to have to create and execute a plan; one album (11 songs) and 2 mix tapes (9/10 songs ea.). Mix tapes out while I work on the ‘real‘ record.
How many things can stop you from getting something like this done? All of the things.
So, I.D. the snags and eliminate the bottlenecks. In this regard, I’ve divided OPE–my studio–in two. One half is for creation, and the other is for finishing. The thinking here is only create when creating, and only finish when finish. This works, and having two spaces keeps proper mindset.
Also, what goes together and what doesn’t? What’s the message and does it make sense to say some things together? Any of this knowable?
And, besides the song-songs, there are instrumentals. Include those or do a separate release. Is work on instrumentals just a way to avoid getting the sing-songs done? But instrumentals are songs.
This is the long route to: a lot of stuff coming out, some sooner rather than later.