Update (2014/06/20): I overcomplicated things. Everything still stands as before, but for the sake of streamlining, ANY donation to Grind for Kids on my page will get a free copy of the EP. If you’re interested in doing good and grabbing the release, the donation page should be your first port of call!
Every winter, I get fat. It’s a sad fact of life and come summer time, I work very hard to fix that. My weapon of choice? – the Grouse Grind, a 2,830-stair monstrosity that climbs nearly 850 metres up over a 2.9 kilometre distance. Ouch. You wouldn’t think so, but over the years, it’s become highly popular, so much so, that a number initiatives have sprung up around it, notably, the Grind for Kids program.
Grind For Kids is a fundraising effort in support of the BC Children’s Hospital. Participants ask their network to pledge fixed amounts, or $1 or more for every Grouse Grind they do during open season. This year, I decided I’m going to put my suffering to good use and join in. That said, I know donations are hard, so I thought I’d sweeten the pot for my benefactors.
From June 13th, 2014 to August 31st, 2014, net revenues from Bandcamp for “Into Ether EP” – my release that was, fittingly enough, inspired by a climb up a mountain – will be donated to the cause at the end of that period. If you haven’t picked up a copy, now’s a great time; these kids deserve a chance.
Not your jam but still want to pitch in? Perhaps gift it to your favourite yoga lover or you can donate directly to Grind for Kids! Still want the music, but you’d rather donate directly? Just email me with the name you donated under and I’ll make sure you get a copy!
Thanks for all of your support, guys!
It’s increasingly rare, but sometimes, things just click.
Anna Toth is a gem. Clever. Driven. Fastidious and fast. Executes to a T. I couldn’t have asked for a better vocalist or songwriter, and I think when you hear her, you’ll agree she’s an absolute siren. I’m very lucky to have met her and I’m enormously proud to release this track!
We’re going for push with this one, so if you enjoy it, please grab a free copy on Bandcamp and share it with your friends!
Written and performed by Anna Toth
Arranged, produced, and mixed by Jeremy Lim
Artwork by Anna Toth and Jeremy Lim
Growing up, I spent many wonderful summers in Singapore at my Grandmother’s. Sadly, swept up by the country’s growth, the house is now gone, but the fondest of memories remain, and they forever cement Singapore as my second home.
Yesterday, the Singapore Tourism Board released a retrospective on its country, a video to celebrate the 50th anniversary of tourism development in Singapore – and I got to score the music. I’m ENORMOUSLY proud to have been a part of this and of the team at GRAIN for putting it all together. Thank you for bringing me on board!
If you’ve never been, find your loosest shorts and go! If there’s one thing that never changes about Singapore, it’s the amazing food, and you’re going to want to eat all of it.
To all those dear to me in Singapore – I love you guys so much. I pray I did your memories justice!
I’m re-tooling the music for public consumption, so if you’d like a copy, be sure to leave a comment and I’ll write once it’s ready!
Ah! I made it onto Channel NewsAsia!
Scoring your own story is weird.
Last month, I had the honour of joining Justin Lam of Three Sixty Photography for the inaugural episode of his interview series, “The Artist Within Project”. I talk in brief about what music means to me and where things go from here.
For my piece, he went for a theme of discovery and inspiration. Charged with scoring the short, I created an extended version of “First Time” that dovetailed into a blend of “Uncharted” and “Know You (Voices Remix)” – two tracks where I really found my sound. Early in, it was going to crescendo into an original, strings-heavy section, but when everything clicked, it made sense to end with a beginning.
Enjoy! We’d both love to hear what you think!