Everyone who loves music has to pay respect to the multi-instrumentalists in the world, as it takes so much skill to write good music for two different instruments. Probably the most famous of these legendary performers is Prince, who is fabled to have played all 27 different instruments that were featured on his debut album. While no one else may ever be close to this level of skill, even being able to write songs for two different instruments is a feat in itself, let alone two different musical styles. This, however, is exactly what Protest The Hero’s guitarist, Tim Millar, is doing!
As Metal Injection has gracefully brought to light, Millar’s bandcamp has just had two absolutely beautiful piano tracks posted to it: Determination and Isosceles. The ‘about’ section of the page gives some more explanation for Millar’s reasoning behind starting the project:
“This is an outlet for some of the musical ideas I've written over the last couple of years. I usually gravitate to the piano when writing, but have some guitar ideas. I hope to do some guitar and piano music as well. Any funds that come in from the sale of these songs will be used in the creation of more music. Thanks for checking it out!”
You can listen to both songs here:
Millar noted on his Bandcamp that this track had previously appeared as an interlude on the Protest The Hero album ‘Fortress’, which he then expanded to form the track as it is appears now.
Millar also pointed out that this track had some motives that he had written for a short film, but they ended up getting shot down at the last minute. As you can probably tell, for now at least, Millar has only really been building on tracks that never really got to stand on their own. Maybe, in the future, Millar will build an entire track from scratch for his Bandcamp if it gets enough attention? Millar has been posting stuff to this Bandcamp every couple of years since 2013, so it's not out of th question at all. Each song is only 40¢ each, too, so if you like the songs, definitely pick them up, just to support the amazing piano work this guy does, and to show him support for doing something new.