As some of you might know, I've been fighting a really bad bout with suicidal depression since the beginning of the year. I'm finally bouncing back thanks to a healthy dose of rest, refocusing, and people that care about me, so I can bring myself to do music again.
And this shanty, well, it just grabbed me.
I actually got the idea for this remix while sailing. The event was over, and "Summon the Megalodon" hit when I started randomly doing shanties on the in-game hurdy-gurdy. I don't know why it hit me then instead of weeks ago, but it did.
The track ended up feeling like a battle story to me; I could see the reflection of Merrick's campfire tale in the movements. It starts with a voyage, an epic battle, and then... a turn for the terrifying worse, as Merrick struggles to escape, making his way to a solitary beach in the middle of the night, legs taken by the Hungering One.
This has also taught me that it takes WAAAAY longer for me to do these remixes than it used to, thanks to a busy work schedule, so these remixes will likely be few and far between for a while. But I have quite a few ideas lined up, so hopefully I can get back into a good routine of releases again.
Anyway, it feels good to be making music again. Thanks for checking this track out, and see you on the seas!