“Fall in Love With Me, Please”

Out now! Check out our new song “Fall in Love With Me, Please”

Bass make: Marc Jacob Hudson
Drums do: Atom Willard
Guitar bring: Billy the Kid
Recorded and Mixed by Marc Jacob Hudson at Rancho Recordo
Mastered by Jamie Sitar
Cover Photo: Bryce Mata
Cover Art: Isabell Strubell

Hospital Stop Motion Animation Video

This. This is what I’ve been able to make because of you.

Right before writing “Hospital” I remember thinking: What Am I Afraid of Saying?

What would be the worst thing that people could find out about me? The thing that I wished my clients, family and peers could never know?

My good friend Matthew Tee lost his life to suicide and I knew I had to do everything I could to make this video. Maybe if people knew that an estimated 703,000 people die by suicide worldwide each year, and that one in every 100 deaths (1.3%) in 2019 was the result of suicide, we could save some lives.
Maybe by now you’re thinking “well, you seem to be doing fine. You released Can You Find A Way in November, remixed and remastered Look At Me, I’m Fine and There Is Only Right Now, have a bunch of singles with Billy the Kid & Your Funeral ready to go and now…a stop motion animation music video!”

Maybe you got sick of hearing from me every day after the 7th or whatever 31 Songs project.

Maybe the past week you realized I went from making something/posting Every Day to almost Nothing for a week.

Except… I was making stuff the whole time.

I’ll always make things. I always have. It’s why I made two albums in my house and released them as *not* Billy the Kid. If a tree falls in the forest right beside me and no one heard my albums…I’d still make one every two years or so.

That’s the thing.

This whole month.

This whole year.

It’s been a year in the making.

All these things are on a list of Things I Want to Do Before I Die. I’ve always dreamed of making a stop motion animation video. I’ve dreamed of being able to make a music video for every song on an album. Just for fun. And like I keep saying, I have a job. I’ve been a full time music teacher for the past eight years. I’ve learned to live as cheap as humanely possible for my entire life so that I can continue to Make Art.

You being here means I get to make it well…way faster. and MORE. much more.

Thanks for listening/liking/sharing/commenting and most of all, contributing.
🫶🏻billy

Day 30 – Don’t You Want Me – The Human League

Another 31 Songs first 🙂 Today we have two very special guests with us, Jeff from Cold Joys and Cult Therapy and Marc Jacob Hudson from Rancho Recordo. Thank you so very much for helping out with this one 🙂

And thank you to YOU, for being here, and making this possible 🥹

Day 25 of 31 Songs in 31 Days – Cruel Summer by Bananarama

One week left of 31 Songs in 31 Days. Wanted to share the fact that many of the endeavours I’ve been able to take on this year have been because of Patreon and… donations from people just like you.

That’s right. Sometimes people on here adjust their monthly amount, for no reason, just to be nice. Sometimes, someone will send me a donation via paypal, venmo or… I’ve even gotten a check in the mail!

So far this year I released the album Can You Find A Way, started making a stop motion animation video for the song Hospital, remixed and re-mastered two albums I made in my house in 2019 and 2021 (that will be released in the next few months) and paid multiple artists (still raising money to make art for the upcoming new singles), engineers, producers and musicians to help me Make Songs. One February 1st (my birthday) the first Billy the Kid and Your Funeral Single will be released (you can pre-save it here if you’re so inclined).

Don’t get me wrong…I have a job. But the salary of online music teacher (I have some openings right now by the way haha…check out this link if you’ve ever considered booking a piano, guitar, songwriting, voice or consulting session) can be a struggle, if I’m honest.

So if you’ve enjoyed being here, or supporting me over the years from afar, below are some links for the other posts if you’d like to check them out, and here are some other ways to make donations, buy me a coffee, pick up some merch…or just stream my music every night as you fall asleep…with the volume off 😂

Day 1 – So Long, It’s Been Fun by Billy the Kid (that’s me): https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-1-31-songs-95691083

Day 2 – Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU7GIJLwAeE

Day 3 – Lori Meyers by NOFX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw1Yyuu0Jd4

Day 4 – As It Was by Harry Styles: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-5-as-it-was-95954937

Day 5 – Kyoto by Phoebe Bridgers: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-4-kyoto-by-95880690

Day 6 – Anti-Hero by Taylor Swift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6GZ6_s36z8

Day 7 – Good Enough by Billy the Kid (that’s me): https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-7-96041132

Day 8 – Don’t Change by INXS: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-8-dont-by-96115730

Day 9 – Labyrinth by Taylor Swift: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-9-labyrinth-96045598

Day 10 – Rise Up by Andra Day: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-10-rise-up-96253332

Day 11 – Ceilings by Lizzie McAlpine: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-11-cielings-96117149

Day 12 – Love Story by Taylor Swift: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-12-love-by-96241744

Day 13 – Melt with You by Modern English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=br-lX7x1Inc

Day 14 – Mixed Tape by me: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-14-mixed-by-96243015 

Day 15 – Delicate by Taylor Swift: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-15-delicate-96320951 

Day 16 – You Send Me by Sam Cooke: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-16-you-send-96436466 

Day 17 – Style by Taylor Swift: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-17-style-by-96497089 

Day 18– Lost Together by Blue Rodeo: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-18-lost-by-96506620

Day 19 – You, Dear by Eloise: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-19-you-dear-96509609 

Day 20 – Shout by Tears for Fears: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-20-shout-by-96839157 

Day 21 – Straight Up by Paula Abdul: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-21-straight-96866457 

Day 22 – I Need You by Dan Bern: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-22-i-need-by-96496949 

Day 23 – A Place of Her Own by the Midnight: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-23-place-of-96876164 

Day 24 – Better Now by Post Malone: https://www.patreon.com/posts/day-24-better-by-96934502 

Day 25 – Cruel Summer by Bananarama: https://www.patreon.com/posts/97187572

One more time: Here is the place to make a donation, buy something, stream something, or spread the word (that helps too!!!!!!):

https://linktr.ee/BillytheKidMusic

Thank you again for being here, supporting me, listening to the music, sharing, and just being nice and cool and awesome.

I sincerely love you so, so much.

Billy ❤️

Fallout – ADVANCE BILLY THE KID & YOUR FUNERAL SNEAK PEAK

I am so excited. The first single for the new Billy the Kid & Your Funeral album with Atom Willard and Marc Jacob Hudson will come out on Thursday, February 1st (MY BIRTHDAY!!!).

Pre-save it here, if you are so inclined: 

PRE-SAVE FALLOUT BY BILLY THE KID & YOUR FUNERAL 

Here is a special advance sneak preview for my special people on Patreon 🥰

Fallout – ADVANCE BILLY THE KID & YOUR FUNERAL SNEAK PEAK

Day 20 of 31 Songs in 31 Days

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