Now it works, thanks! Nice ballad, so much feeling! Just the piano and the voice (great work) carrying the weight of the song. I love that harmonizing keyboard track in the background on the second part of the song.
Wow, that fast switching between channels effect at 1:15 is so dizzying! Did you produce the song?
The best therapy for any problem you might have is playing music with friends.
Yes produced and wrote it but I do not play on it really (some odd notes to mess with piano players heads It was recorded in just half-a-day at a different studio for us Lodge studios. I had planned it to be an acoustic + cello piece but then someone else had lock out of our studio and with a mounting pressure on our timetable it forced us elsewhere.
I swapped at the last minute to just the piano. I felt it add a nice colour on the record and we didn't have anything else like this on any other track so I felt it was worth a shot.
Thank you for your likes everyone and kind comments (BSJ and Uno). I agree Emma has a wonderful voice, she was a joy to work with. there was no tuning software, that is all natural performance. She was meant to be a co-singer with a male vocalist (ala beautiful south) but her performance was so good i just used her in the end. Chrissie Hynde-esque i thought.
You are a great songwriter, dillwyn ! Great stuff. I agree with the chorus being catchy. Those semi-arpeggiate chords in the second verse sound quite Wilbury to me. Thanks for sharing.
Isn't there a male vocalist (barely audible) in the chorus?
Thank you all these kind words from such good songwriters makes me feel like I did something right occasionally
No actually I asked Emma to sing at the very bottom of her register. i had this idea about lower octaves ghosting/shadowing the main vocal. it is ok here, she did everything I asked but I went on to develop it further (using software this time) on a project that never saw release.
lasttrain929: Thank you eloneen, until yesterday I had never heard of these insects. They live a strange life. Not sure about Circada ice cream or pizza though, not for me.....
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Timeblue: After weeks of horrible weather, Mr Blue is living here today!
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