So, have I been here before? What the chuff have I been doing for two years?

The pandemic years have been weird. I remember 2019 feeling like an end of an era, yet, I was feeling optimistic about the future and what it holds... well boy was I wrong.

New Release, Personal

So, have I been here before? What the chuff have I been doing for two years?

Maybe we’ve not been exactly here before. But, the pandemic years we’re weird. I remember 2019 feeling like an end of an era, yet, I was feeling optimistic about the future and what it holds… well boy was I wrong.

2020 saw the decimation of my entire income as a musician. No more live shows. No more clients in my home studio. Not the year I had planned.

I did get the “Rona” a couple of times too. But, I recovered and found myself doing lots of inner work with this newfound time to sit around not doing a lot. The lockdowns were strange times that I’ll remember as a blur of random events with no chronological order. However, I did begin to start formulating new ideas for my businesses as well as what I wanted as a musician.

Many artists found new opportunities to adjust to a post-pandemic era. Whilst some of these recalibrations felt alien or counterproductive to me, I did manage to financially survive and play a couple of small shows in 2021. Yet, it felt hard to pursue music with so much global uncertainty in the world.

As many people saw, the pandemic and lockdowns caused such disruption, that a massive shift in perspective was needed. As a fully independent musician for my entire career, this put me on a path of self-sustainability even more. I’ve slowly refined my ideas, rebuilt my music business, and rebranded my services. Plus, made sure to focus on my wife and children, valuing the things that actually matter to me. I’m sure I’m not alone in that sentiment.

What I’m doing now

So with the turbulence of the last few years behind me, I’m now looking at where I go as an artist and music producer. Alongside working with talented artists and vocalists, I’ve had material on my computer for some time now and wanted to get these projects out before moving on to new ones.

The 28th of October 2022 will mark the beginning of a 6-month release campaign of 6 new songs.

The first of these new songs is one I started producing way back in 2019. It’s gone through many iterations since then, however, I’m proud to say it’s finally coming out for release.

Here Before – Xander Warren

Here Before Artwork
Here Before – Single Artwork
Zach Braff seems to like it…

My latest single “Here Before” is a song about finding the light and darkness of spirituality in our journey with those we love. As you’re reading this behind-the-scenes blog on my website, you can have a peek at the full lyrics below.

As I get a little bit older
The story I tell myself gets bolder
I think I’ve been here before
The time with you makes me wiser
And I can feel myself getting higher
Than we’ve ever been before

Baby girl you’re always there
I know that sometimes life’s unfair
But don’t you give up, don’t you give up
I know that the reasons don’t seem to make sense
And what is the reason, the reason at best
Unless you know the way to go
I’ve never been here before you know, I know
I’ve never been here before you know, I know

Baby girl you got me stuck in a
Hazy daze been lasting for days
Play in the darkness with me
Come find out how far we fall
And I’ve been thinking of ways to get away
Lying motionless stuck in a haze
With you my dear I know there’s nothing to fear at all

Baby girl you’re always there
I know that sometimes life’s unfair
But don’t you give up, don’t you give up
I know that the reasons don’t seem to make sense
And what is the reason, the reason at best
Unless you know the way to go
I’ve never been here before you know, I know
I’ve never been here before you know, I know

I’ve never been here before you know, I know

Baby girl you’re always there
I know that sometimes life’s unfair
But don’t you give up, don’t you give up
I know that the reasons don’t seem to make sense
And what is the reason, the reason at best
Unless you know the way to go
I’ve never been here before you know, I know
I’ve never been here before you know, I know

Here Before – Xander Warren 2022

You can use this link to find the track on your favourite platform. Or, pre-save to Spotify before the 28th October 2022.

Well, thanks for reading. I’ll have more behind-the-scenes content coming out with each release. I’ll be doing videos as well as these blogs, so come back soon for more content.

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