Fault was originally created in an online synthesizer program named BeepBox when I was just about ten years old. It was exported and saved in my school account under the name "the sky is red and the ground is shaking" at some point. I originally intended to publish it on YouTube via some dodgy music visualizer service, but I ultimately ended up keeping it in my Google account. It was noticeably shorter, spanning 1 minute 30 seconds instead of the 2 minutes 27 seconds of the release version.
On the 18th of July, a note was created on my iCloud Notes, reading as follows:
Remake this in Ableton [song link] and name it something like “The Faults”It would be presented to the public for the first time five days later. The new variant was extended and used different stock instruments.
Notably, around this time I started whining in the description field of this song – it mainly pertains to concerns I still have today, but I was much more vocal about it. A full self-titled debut album was planned to be released shortly after, causing the song to be switched back and forth from only being available on the album as a pre-order, and returning as a free downloadable single. Eventually, a settlement was reached and it remained as a standalone song. The ramblings in the song's description page have been lost and is likely to remain unfound.
The album cover is an edited screencap of a video recorded in July 6th, 2015. The video is titled "Fireworks for the 4th of July!" and was originally put up on YouTube.
As I said before, I believe the conflictions I had during the release of this song still apply to me now. Put simply, I don't know where I'm going with my music. I had premeditated the SNRF logo and the Reverse Alley moniker for years, but I was so young and impressionable I didn't know how to apply these to music in a way that worked; to add insult to injury, my music was – and still is – fairly generic and boring. I have a lot of ambition, but I never fully realize it. I plan to change this and make Reverse Alley an alias full of competent songs. The only thing keeping me from starting over is the one person who paid a dollar for this song. I've said my thanks to them already.