Friday, July 8, 2022

MY 2nd SINGLE "I DON'T WANNA" IS HERE!

 

I can't believe it

my second single "I Don't Wanna" is out!

big big thanks go out to Fridolin Krenn for co-producing and mixing the song, to Mathias Garmusch for mastering and Felix Paschke for recording the drums and supporting me aaaaall the way <3

I wrote this song back in December 2021 when everything felt like too much, but not enough at the same time. I was torn between the max of emotions. A constant fight of being insanely happy and terribly sad. I tried capturing this feeling in the sound of the song - a feeling like drowning in emotions, everything building up and up until everything eventually crashes and you end up being alone with all these emotions. 

Writing songs has always helped me putting my feelings into words. Right after I wrote this song, I quit my job, university and cancelled the contract of my flat. Nothing more to say haha

We shot the cover/visualizer at the beginning of this year, when we spent 1,5 months in Tenerife, which was my first stop of getting out of Austria after feeling trapped for quite a long time. With all this rona bullshit, I wasn't having the best time back home. It felt like all of the fun parts (like going to concerts, playing concerts, going on parties,...) were taken away from me but I still had to work and live a "normal life". That all got to me until I eventually quit everrrrything.


"I Don't Wanna" is a song for everyone who feels everything at once. About dealing with these emotions. Not just running away. But actually acting and doing something about them.

lyrics:

I don’t wanna fall in love anymore

What’s the use in looking for

Someone who cheers up my heart

When they only play a temporary part

I don’t wanna fall in love anymore

 

I don’t wanna care anymore

What’s the use in searching for

A better version of myself

Who I’m pretending to be happy with

I don’t wanna care anymore

 

It’s always more and more and less

And less I don’t even know myself

Who am I doing this for?

 

I don’t wanna rush anymore

What’s the use in waiting for

More time to come my way

When I run out of time anyway

I don’t wanna rush anymore

 

It’s always more and more and less

And less I don’t even know myself

Who am I doing this for?

It’s always more and more and less

And less I don’t even know myself

Who am I doing this for?

 

 

I don’t wanna stay anymore

What’s the use in going for

Something that makes you feel sane

When everything just stays the same

I don’t wanna stay anymore

Friday, April 22, 2022

MY DEBUT SINGLE "DON'T TELL ME" IS FINALLY OUT




 LITTLE STORY TIME

okay okay okay okay....
Sooooo. I've been making music as "Fraeulein Astrid" since 2018. On the 23rd of April 2018 I decided to gift myself my first Youtube video upload of my own song on my birthday (which is on April 24th).
Ever since I've been uploading songs on Youtube, posting little snippets on Instagram, playing many many many concerts and growing more and more in the artist that I want to be.
It's been 4 years but I never released anything "officially". Idk, it was too much of a "real deal" for me and I think I took it too seriously.
Now, almost exactly 4 years after my first upload, I finally did it. I finally uploaded a song on all imaginable streaming platforms and it's my debut single "Don't Tell Me".

ABOUT "DON'T TELL ME"

I started writing this song at the end of 2020, after having a rough time (u know, breakups and stuff). I exactly remember how it took me a few days to basically finish the whole song. I knew I at least wanna upload the whole song on Instagram, but I still needed the song to look pretty. That's when Minna joined the team. Minna Rothbart is by far one of the most talented people I know and also happens to be a very good friend of mine. I showed her the song and she designed this beaaaautiful artwork, which captures the emotions and story of the song perfectly. SO I uploaded the song on Instagram, we were happy, end of story.
At the beginning of 2022 I thought to myself that it was reaaaaally time to release something officially. My head's always been stuck in this idea of "If you release something, it has to be perfect, perfectly planned, with a team, perfect concept of songs, a big album, with a lot of promo, maybe a tour,..." and all these thoughts made the idea of releasing so scary, that I never did anything. At the beginning of this year I finally made the decision to do this whole thing step by step. Single by Single. It didn't take long for me to decide that I wanted "Don't Tell Me" to be my debut single. This song is very very close to my heart and I enjoy playing it live a lot and also the audience of my concerts enjoys this song a lot. So when I went to Tenerife at the beginning of this year, I decided to overlook the whole song and see what I can change/make better/rerecord - just to make the song a tiiiiiiny bit better. I added new main vocals, added more piano layerings, a bass and changed the outro a bit. That's when Frido joined the team. Fridolin Krenn is an insanely talented guy who has a crazy feeling for sounds. He mixed the song and it was just the last tiny bit that the song needed to make me 100% happy. He then sent the song to Mathias Garmusch, who did perfect mastering on the song. And that's when the song was done.

I told Minna that I wanted "Don't Tell Me" to be my first official single and she decided to rework the artwork a bit. She redrew the parts, changed the colours and added some new details. If you look closely and are going to follow my musical journey in the future, you may find a little easter egg in the artwork. but pssst it's a secret.

About a month ago I got everything ready, uploaded the song to a distributor. And yesterday midnight it finally happened: MY FIRST SINGLE IS OUT.
I still can't believe it. At midnight I got champagne and a cake and we celebrated a bit. And tomorrow, April 23rd, I'm gonna celebrate again. I will celebrate my first Youtube upload 2018, I will celebrate my birthday, April 24th, and I will celebrate my debut single, April 22nd.

A huge thanks to everyone who has been by my side this whole time. And a huge thanks to everyone who joined my in the middle of my journey. And a huge thanks to everyone who left - y'all make me write songs.

I am overwhelmed, I am happy, I am grateful. It's time to celebrate and see where this journey goes.


Go stream the song if you want to:

On Soundcloud:

On Bandcamp:

and there's also a lyric video: