For as quickly as my first two albums appeared …
The third one has become bogged down.
Listen to Album No. 2
The reason? For one I’ve been bogged down by other projects, with the most notable of those bringing Nature Folk Inc to life. And I’d like to say I’ve been working on big picture items, but it truth it’s always the little hiccups and roadblocks that consume most of my time. But recently, I feel like I’ve made major strides on a number of fronts. And yes, even better I’m working on a new song. The thing about this one: It stands a chance of becoming my big breakthrough. Or more than likely it will be just another forgettable song … until the musical landscape changes years from now and finally my music get’s its proper day in the sun. Here’s to dreaming!
Everybody asks me:
“Bobby Angel what’s your next song?”
Sometimes you just go with it
The truth is: I don’t know. It’s whenever the muse strikes. As for the topic? That too is anybody’s guess. For example, I’m currently working on a one hit wonder. I know what you’re thinking: Isn’t that being presumptuous? Actually, it’s the point of the song. How I got on the topic I’m not even sure other than I know if I don’t run with it, I’ll never get it done thus relegating it to the great dust heap of good ideas never acted upon. I’m not saying I’m a great song writer or even less a good musician. But I do think when this song is done it will be the cornerstone of my next album, tentatively titled One Hit Wonder Machine.
People always ask me:
“Bobby Angel what’s next?”
Origin story of how I got my name
The truth is, I simply don’t know. I could say I was working on something big, and describe it to the tee; but in my book saying isn’t doing and when it comes to doing I usually go with the flow. That doesn’t mean I don’t have a plan.
One thing you might notice about my songs: I’m not very good at guitar. Nor do I have a very good voice. Nor is there anyone really helping me out. Maybe that’s Bobby Angel at his core, charting things out as I go, like a lost sailor looking up at the stars. A key thing that I am always reminded of – I didn’t even give myself my own stage name. Somebody else gave it to me and I just went with the flow.
Sometimes in life you don’t question things.
And who really has time? Life is the art of not waiting for the next inspiration to strike. It will come while doing, and likely send you down a new path.
As always, forever and always,
Listen to demo version
What’s the secret to writing a song?
It’s as much as striking when the iron’s hot, as having anything to say.
Songs tell a story with as few words as possible
The thing about song writing:
You just have to keep plugging away.
A song isn’t like writing a book,
But nor does it write itself.
Take for instance Don’t Need to Know (Where You Are Tonight). It popped into my mind out of the blue. I didn’t ask any questions, I just started writing it down. As for the cowboy, it may be me and it may be somebody else. Songs take on a life of their own even for the people who bring them to life.
The key to being productive …
Is getting things done.
As obvious as that sounds, it’s actually a complicated theory.
Welcome to Bobby Angel’s second studio album, The Green Album.
The full album
The album features some eleven (some say 12) songs that follow are a tribute to nature, and an ode to what the Nature Folk Movement (NFM) is all about. In typical Bobby Angel form, the artist wasn’t even aware he was doing a second album until, in an unexpected wave of inspiration, the final song, entitled Preserved came to life.
Preserved is what the critics are calling a literary and musical masterpiece, a rare gem of a song that both summarizes and challenges everything that came before.
One of it’s many hit songs
Other hit songs on the album include The Lusitania – a statement song meant to unseat the Titanic as the top maritime disaster of our collective consciousness – and the haunting tale of a small patch of woods called Ugliest Forest. Bobby Angel brings it on this album, like only Bobby Angel can.
And more than just hit song after hit song, in the tradition of the Nature Folk Movement (NFM), Bobby Angel sits down or an interview around the campfire after every song as every good nature folk musician does.
More About the Album: The Green Album is Bobby Angel’s second studio LP. His debut album New Pangaea was released in July 2020. Bobby Angel lives very close to a campfire on the outskirts of a Cypress Forest in southern Florida. Click “Read More” to see all the songs and interviews.
In the pandemic state of modern times,
Work gatherings are difficult to find.
All you really need …
Is one fan in life.
Everything after that is icing on the cake.
And not just dropped …
This album is totally – to quote my son – “drip.”
But what’s the story behind the album’s name?
When it comes to a dream …
You’ve gotta go for it!
If only to prevent a fat dose of regret.
When does writing songs …
Turn into an album?
Like a Eureka moment, it just suddenly clicks.
Bobby Angel is feverishly working …
On completing his second studio album.
Among the songs will be “Ugliest Forest.”
Change doesn’t always come from within.
Sometimes the weather spurs it on.
What’s the most important principle in writing a song?
Answer: Not to let it slip by.
Songs may not always click,
It’s not easy being a singer/songwriter …
Especially when you have a day gig.
You know you’re an artist if you suffer for your art.
Bobby Angel is in an enviable position.
Not only is he cranking out some of his old classics, he’s also writing some new songs.
When do we know it’s the darkest hour?
The answer might surprise you.
If you need a hint, the title to this post contains the vital clue.
What’s the secret behind a good campfire shanty?
It all starts with the night sky, a campfire and a guitar.
Oh, and you’ll need a good singer/songwriter, too.