DIY Song Exploder: ST. RANGER by St. Ranger

St. Ranger recorded the single, "Dream Is Alive" for the documentary film "Going Furthur" in 2016. In this episode, Shawn Harris, whose stage name is St. Ranger, explains how writing the song specifically for the film influenced the recording process.

St. Ranger recorded the single, "Dream Is Alive" for the documentary film "Going Furthur" in 2016. In this episode, Shawn Harris, whose stage name is St. Ranger, explains how writing the song specifically for the film influenced the recording process. He tells the story of how he made the track, along with collaborators Ben Young and Rob Humphreys, and why he decided to release the song in multi-track form to share with other artists, under the Creative Commons license.

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DREAM IS ALIVE / SINGLE

St. Ranger - Dream Is Alive - Going Furthur Documentary Teaser Trailer

SYNOPSIS Fifty years after the iconic first Trip, Ken Kesey's son Zane took the Furthur Bus - and his father's legacy- back on the road, for its longest running tour in history.

COMING SOON… “BILLY BROWN” VIDEO

[SOLD OUT] St. Ranger "Leaves L.A." CHROME colored VINYL + download link from St. Ranger

Airstream Chrome vinyl record. All orders will be sent a link to download high quality aac files of the full record. You'll get the link in your shipping confirmation email, so please allow 24 hours. While you're waiting, the record is now streamable on my soundcloud + spotify + etc.

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St. Ranger - TAKE / LEAVE mixtape (lyric video part I)

I dropped the TAKE / LEAVE mixtape (about 22 minutes of interconnected mental backwash) the same day my debut album as St. Ranger (Leaves L.A.) came out, Feb 8, 16. I realized I had a lot of feels about what it means to be on the creation side of the sometimes priceless and sometimes worthless commodity that is music.

TAKE / LEAVE mixtape by St. Ranger

My album "Leaves L.A." drops today. In 2016, dropping an album basically means it's available to stream, so you can do that wherever you like to do that now. If you want to support me as an artist, order it on vinyl.

TAKE / LEAVE / MIXTAPE

St. Ranger Leaves L.A. [side A] by St. Ranger

Tracks 1 - 5 [side A] from the debut St. Ranger record. (release date Feb 8, 2016) order the ltd. edition silver Vinyl with immediate digital download here: saintranger.storenvy.com/products/14707542-st-ranger-leaves-l-a-chrome-colored-vinyl-pre-order-immediate-download or itunes.apple.com/album/id1053990908?ls=1&app=itunes written, sang, and produced by Shawn Harris, at the Fortress in DTLA, and in an Airstream named Wanda, across America.

St. Ranger - As Long As You Think So

FADE IN: EXT. DESERT The sun rises somewhere over the American Southwest. An airstream sits at the lip of a deep gorge. INT. TANGERINE BEDROOM YOU stirs awake, slightly startled by ME's gaze. YOU hides behind the comforter, self-conscious of a freshly-drawn pool of drool.

FADE IN:
EXT. DESERT
The sun rises somewhere over the American Southwest. An airstream sits at the lip of a deep gorge.
INT. TANGERINE BEDROOM
YOU stirs awake, slightly startled by ME’s gaze. YOU hides behind the comforter, self-conscious of a freshly-drawn pool of drool. YOU’s abandoned nest of hair is haloed in the morning sun.
ME
You were born lucky to wake up beautiful first-thing in the morning.
A beat.
YOU
As long as you think so.
You absently rolls away from the light and Me’s voice.
ME
You were designed flawless.
You drifts back to sleep. Lightly snores.
DISSOLVE TO:
INT. CAVE
Hidden below Central City, You hacks into a super-computer.
ME
From your steps to your crest, you were made flawless.
INT. TANGERINE BEDROOM
YOU
(absently; mumbles)
As long as you think so.
A freshly-pressed grey suit hangs on the closet door, with a Post-it note on the lapel that reads: GOOD LUCK!
Me picks at a flap of paint scratched loose from the wall. A beam of light divides the room.
Me tracks a speck of dust from the suit, to...
nothing.
ME
I could. I know I could...
Me recedes into the blankets.
FADE TO BLACK.
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Track 2 from St. Ranger "Leaves L.A."
release date Feb 8, 2016