Song ideas are like seeds. Some of them grow while others stay dormant. This one grew into a moonflower (in French, Fleur de Lune), a song for the end of summer when gardens are lush and nights are still hot. I’ve actually grown moonflowers. It’s true when ready to bloom the flower opens in theContinue reading “New Single Released!”
Author Archives: peterflaire
Can Just About Anyone Write a Song?
These days more people are generally under the assumption that anybody can write a song because it’s become more salient through the Internet how many people are writing songs. I think it’s true anyone who has reached a certain level of musical proficiency can create a song. However, you can’t ignore the other obvious part of the question: What kind of song can just about anybody create?
Album Review for Sounds Like Jazz
“This music is immediately accessible and appealing, going a long way toward Flaire’s goal of making jazz more visible (and audible).” -C. Michael Bailey C. Michael Bailey is a senior writer for the All About Jazz website who over the years has offered an amazing number of album reviews, nearly two thousand as well asContinue reading “Album Review for Sounds Like Jazz”
Are World Events Killing Off New Artists?
Art itself grows from adversity but suffers before anyone takes notice. As the state of the world may be distracting potential listeners, new indie artists require extra resolve.
The Changing Perception of Your Own Music
Peter Flaire discusses how moods can alter auditory perception and the judgement of tempo in recordings.
Music Video Now on Youtube
Celebrating the launch of my Youtube channel, I have finished work on my very first music video! Click on the screenshot above to view it. I chose the song “I Want To Be Free” from my new album Sounds Like Jazz because the visual concept I had in mind for it was simple enough toContinue reading “Music Video Now on Youtube”
KUNM Radio Picked Up My New Album
Peter Flaire has been played over the airwaves of Albuquerque and livestreamed on the KUNM website. The University of New Mexico KUNM Radio Music Director who hosts a show “Ear To the Ground” spotlighting local New Mexico musical artists has compared my music to jazz artists Ben Sidran and Mose Allison. After hearing Sounds LikeContinue reading “KUNM Radio Picked Up My New Album”
The World Needs Change
I’ve been saying for weeks that the world seems poised to go right from the COVID era and straight into war… My music on the album Sounds Like Jazz is not just about jazz. There is a bit of activism built into some of it. I’ve said the music is infused with lyrical themes ofContinue reading “The World Needs Change”
I’ve Got a Fan!
I’ve Got a Fan! Latest blog post by Peter Flaire on his new album, Sounds Like Jazz.
I’m Live on Youtube.
Sounds Like Jazz is not only available on Bandcamp. I’m now on Youtube and other streaming platforms. What you find on Youtube is not my official artist channel. The way Youtube works for artists who have a first release, I actually can’t claim an official channel until I have a distributor send a new releaseContinue reading “I’m Live on Youtube.”