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Discipline

by Jackson Whalan

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This is a heavy-hitting, dark, creepy, yet encouraging and uplifting song. I wrote it to be a soundtrack for activities that require you to push yourself beyond your comfort zone. I've had to push myself in many ways lately in my personal life.

I hope this song helps people to people feel confident and energized. I recently started going on runs while listening to music, which inspired me to write this song. I wanted to share my passion for reaching goals. I wanted to create something that I would want to listen to while running.

I've been called to bring self-discipline into my own life as a full-time independent artist. Focusing on health and fitness, finding the right recording studio, and recently becoming a father have all required a new level of dedication and focus. Staying disciplined has become a necessity.

I produced “Discipline” with keyboardist/composer Ian Evans in The Berkshires, MA, where I'm currently based with a new studio deep in the woods. Live mbira, live percussion, 808s, and programmed drums make up the instrumentation.

Inspired by Logic, J. Cole, Cordae, Nas, Kota the Friend and others

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I'm going in it's a discipline
Reaching every goal I'm envisioning
I'm going in it's a discipline
Reaching every goal I'm envisioning
I'm going in it's a discipline
Reaching every goal I'm envisioning
I'm going in it's a discipline
Reaching every goal I'm envisioning

I think it's time to remind you
You could do anything that you set your mind to
It's a feeling deep inside you
Don't wait for opportunity to find you
Leave all your worries behind you
This is that music you can grind to
Ride to don't let your losses redefine you
Just find another win you can climb to

I'm going in it's a discipline
Reaching every goal I'm envisioning
I'm going in it's a discipline
Reaching every goal I'm envisioning

Let your instincts guide you
This is that music you can vibe to
Shine to step into your prime to
Fly to send it to the sky to
Everybody really want to know how I do
You got to do more than just try to
Only let your higher self advise you
Never let anyone undermine you

I'm going in it's a discipline
Reaching every goal I'm envisioning
I'm going in it's a discipline
Reaching every goal I'm envisioning

My drive is unstoppable I'm thriving it's optimal
Going above and beyond what they thought was improbable
Breaking down barriers and knocking down obstacles
Taking what's never been done and making it possible
Working with infinite potential unlockable
Always blazing trails and making paths walkable
Got to be committed when it comes to the grind
Got to stay disciplined it starts in the mind

I'm going in it's a discipline
Reaching every goal I'm envisioning
I'm going in it's a discipline
Reaching every goal I'm envisioning
I'm going in it's a discipline
Reaching every goal I'm envisioning
I'm going in it's a discipline
Reaching every goal I'm envisioning

credits

released July 29, 2022
Produced by Jackson Whalan
Co-produced by Ian Evans

Keyboard, mbira, and percussion by Ian Evans

Vocals, drum programming, percussion, and additional production by Jackson Whalan

Vocal Engineer: Evan Melville
Vocals recorded at Patchwerk Recording Studios

Mixing Engineer: Jackson Whalan

Mastering Engineer: Robert Macchiochi / Subvert Central Mastering

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