Malukah Sinking Ships

    A Giant Leap for Malukind

    This year has been full of great lessons. I’ve taken risks that have shown me that it’s possible to overcome fears that I once thought were permanent.

    I’ve been posting videos on YouTube for the last 7 years. One thing I managed to shy away from was hiring a professional videographer.

    Until now.

    A combination of things led me here.

    First, I was tired of always filming the same type of video. Front view, facing the camera, multiple windows. I wanted to try something different, but I didn’t have the video skills to venture any further.

    Second, I was miserable while editing The Bard’s Song video. I ran into a bunch of technical difficulties and was so stressed through it all.

    As I rendered the final version, I thought, “I’m done. I need to hire someone. I don’t care if it’s uncomfortable to have a stranger film me. I need help”

    Once the audio for Sinking Ships was done the following month, I tried to backtrack, still overly self-conscious.

    I could do this myself. I just needed to think outside the box.

    Maloofus

    Yes, yes. I can do everything myself perfectly.

    So, I tried.

    My revolutionary “this-is-a-new-chapter-of-my-life” idea was to film from a tiny bit to the side instead of front. And… gasp: I wouldn’t be looking at the camera.

    Wild, right? Here’s the test I did.

    Sinking Ships Malukah Test

    It’s not terrible, but it doesn’t match for the song. After filming the video, I realized it was more of the same.

    Luckily, a friend of my mom’s had highly recommended someone she knew. Nervous, I made the call.

    I’m so, soooo happy I did.

    I met with Cristina from 24milímetros and shared the song and my video idea.

    We filmed this first.

    Malukah Sinking Ships

    After watching Cristina work so deftly, I let go of my control freakiness and told her to try any ideas she thought would work.

    We filmed from a side angle that I thought impossible for myself (I’ve never liked side pics), and she somehow made it look flattering, haunting and perfect for the song.

    Sinking Ships Malukah

    I’ve also always hated close ups… and check this out… Isn’t it nice?

    Malukah Sinking Ships

    In the end, it was her video concept we went with. I absolutely love, love how it turned out and can honestly say I enjoyed the experience. Not once did I feel uncomfortable.

    It can be scary to give up control, but this opportunity taught me that each of us has our strengths. Mine is music, and now I found a powerhouse of video to complement it. 😀

    It’s a breath of fresh air. And a rush of new possibilities for future videos.

    I feel very inspired and motivated.

    Thank you, Cristina and 24milímetros.

    And thank you all for your beautiful comments on YouTube. Thanks for helping me continue to grow as a musician and human being.

    Malu

    Sinking Ships Malukah

    New Cover: Sinking Ships by Trees of Eternity

    Hey, guys!

    I’m suuuper excited to share a new cover of Sinking Ships. It’s a song that I’ve loved since my friend Tommy introduced me to the band Trees of Eternity a couple of years ago.

    I had the amazing fortune of working with 24milímetros on this. I absolutely love their concept for the video.

    Hope you like it, too!

    The song is available now! Buy or stream here:

    Spotify
    iTunes
    Bandcamp
    Amazon
    Google Play
    Deezer

     

    Much love,
    Malu

    PS: Thank you, my Patrons, for the support that financed this video. <3

    The Dragonborn Comes is Finally Back in Stock!

    The Dragonborn Comes - Malukah Album

    Hey guys!

    My collection of Skyrim covers is finally back in stock! If you’d like to order a physical copy of The Dragonborn Comes CD, click here to buy it on CD Baby!

     

    Hope you have a great week.
    Love,

    Malu

     

    Track List:

    1. Awake
    2. The Dragonborn Comes
    3. Age of Aggression
    4. Ragnar the Red
    5. Vokul Fen Mah
    6. Age of Oppression
    7. Tale of the Tongues
    8. The Dragonborn Comes (Extended Version)
    ReverbCon Boat Trip

    ReverbCon 2018

    Over the last 2 years, the community on my Twitch channel has grown close. It’s made up of amazing people that are so awesome and kind! <3

    One of the biggest reasons why I wanted to visit Gamescom in Germany was that it would bring me closer to where a lot of these guys live. It gave us a chance to meet! We went on a boat tour. Hehe!

    ReverbCon Boat Trip

    Special thanks to Dr. Piet and BlackTecc for helping find a reserve a space for our Reverb Empire party! And extra thanks to Disturbilicious for helping make this possible, too!

    We had dinner, chatted, and even had a chance to stream live. It was fun to see this group be on the live side of the camera. Hehehehe!

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    Here are two videos of the stream (the first got cut off).

    Thank you for being there, guys! The memory still makes me smile!

    I love you all!
    Malu

    Performing at the ESO Tavern 2018 Event

    I’ve dreamed about attending Gamescom in Köln, Germany for years. This dream finally came true!

    Zenimax Online Studios was hosting an event off-site during the convention, the ESO Tavern. I was invited to perform a few songs. It was so much fun!

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    Photo by @omikkron <3

    First of all, the folks from ZoS are fantastic. Incredibly sweet and welcoming. It was lovely to see them.

    Second, getting to sing Elder Scrolls songs for a room full of Elder Scrolls fans is unreal. The response was very moving.

    Photo by @omikkron <3

    It made me happy to see the close connection between ESO and it’s community.

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    Photo by @drKeyP (Thank you!)

    And I felt overwhelmed all over again by the fact that I got to compose music for this game.

    Someone pinch me. haha!

    Here’s a livestream video of the performance if you’d like to watch! I’ll be uploading the videos we took soon, too.

    Watch BETHESDA MAINSTREAM mobil von der ESO Taverne from Bethesda_DE on www.twitch.tv

    Thank you Kai, Matt, and the rest of the crew for letting me sing. 🙂 And thanks to those of you that were able to be there! Having a full table of Reverbians made me feel like I had backup.

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    Photo by @drKeyP <3

    Hugs,
    Malu