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I moved to Los Angeles in January of 2020. I had just finished up classes at Boston University and proceeded to take the biggest leap of faith in my life and move across the country to pursue a career in music. Up until March of that year things were going pretty well: I got some of my first mix clients, started doing my first sessions, and met some new friends along the way. Then the world fell apart and I had to move back to my parents’ basement in Louisville, Kentucky. For the first time I started to question my decisions. How can I make a living off music? I love doing it but how can I have a sustainable career?

After a few months of sitting in the basement in Kentucky I decided to book a one way ticket back to LA in early May. Still in the height of the pandemic, I figured that if I could be scrappy I could formulate some sort of a viable career off of my music. And if I could do it during a pandemic, I could definitely have an easier time when the world returned to some semblance of normalcy. Between mixing clients, production lessons, and taking some production fees here and there, I managed to do this for almost a year.

Then in April of 2021 I played a show in a friend’s backyard and invited a bunch of A&R’s and music industry people to swing by. Over the course of the next few months I got on the phone with major labels and one of the reoccurring themes I heard was that it wasn’t just about the music in today’s industry - I had to have the full package. I was told that I had to have a way bigger social media presence, that I needed to blow up on Tik Tok, that what I was doing wasn’t enough, even if the music was there.

Hearing a bunch of voices pulling me in different directions made it seem like I had to focus on everything but the music, and that became incredibly toxic - especially to me as someone who has built meaning in life around making songs.

Overstimulated is a project that comments on my personal journey and its overwhelming nature. When life gets hectic, my primary coping mechanism is to lock myself in a room and work it out with music. Sometimes I don’t really know how to communicate, so I suppose this project is my way of sharing that experience with the world.

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Created by Daniel Allan on sound.xyz

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Contract Address0x29d8...1a60
Token ID87
Token StandardERC-721
ChainEthereum
Creator Earnings
10%

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I moved to Los Angeles in January of 2020. I had just finished up classes at Boston University and proceeded to take the biggest leap of faith in my life and move across the country to pursue a career in music. Up until March of that year things were going pretty well: I got some of my first mix clients, started doing my first sessions, and met some new friends along the way. Then the world fell apart and I had to move back to my parents’ basement in Louisville, Kentucky. For the first time I started to question my decisions. How can I make a living off music? I love doing it but how can I have a sustainable career?

After a few months of sitting in the basement in Kentucky I decided to book a one way ticket back to LA in early May. Still in the height of the pandemic, I figured that if I could be scrappy I could formulate some sort of a viable career off of my music. And if I could do it during a pandemic, I could definitely have an easier time when the world returned to some semblance of normalcy. Between mixing clients, production lessons, and taking some production fees here and there, I managed to do this for almost a year.

Then in April of 2021 I played a show in a friend’s backyard and invited a bunch of A&R’s and music industry people to swing by. Over the course of the next few months I got on the phone with major labels and one of the reoccurring themes I heard was that it wasn’t just about the music in today’s industry - I had to have the full package. I was told that I had to have a way bigger social media presence, that I needed to blow up on Tik Tok, that what I was doing wasn’t enough, even if the music was there.

Hearing a bunch of voices pulling me in different directions made it seem like I had to focus on everything but the music, and that became incredibly toxic - especially to me as someone who has built meaning in life around making songs.

Overstimulated is a project that comments on my personal journey and its overwhelming nature. When life gets hectic, my primary coping mechanism is to lock myself in a room and work it out with music. Sometimes I don’t really know how to communicate, so I suppose this project is my way of sharing that experience with the world.

Daniel Allan collection image

Created by Daniel Allan on sound.xyz

Category Art
Contract Address0x29d8...1a60
Token ID87
Token StandardERC-721
ChainEthereum
Creator Earnings
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