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.
Timeblue: Not one but TWO Bev vids! We are indeed honoured!
May 16, 2020 14:45:01 GMT
orioles70: working from home has it perks, I noticed the birds were unusually noisy and sure enough - there is a rather large owl sitting in the tree just outside my dining room. Can't tell if he's waiting for prey or taking a nap.
May 18, 2020 17:18:50 GMT
BSJ: Very cool. For us, normally when all goes still, it means a hawk is hanging around.
May 18, 2020 17:54:13 GMT
Timeblue: Woke up the other day to a pile of sparrow feathers (minus the body...) our local sparrowhawk must have been hungry.
May 19, 2020 21:57:40 GMT
elophile: Hi friends! How is everyone? I've just been working and cooking and staying inside and enjoying my own backyard...::c0112::
May 20, 2020 23:58:17 GMT
elophile: I've been getting really into Procal Harum.
May 21, 2020 0:00:29 GMT
eloneen: elophile What's cooking in your Quarantine Kitchen these days?::t1935::
May 21, 2020 1:42:16 GMT
elophile: What isn't cooking eloneen ! Tonight we had homemade falafel with hummus, tahini, roasted beets and a chopped salad. I'm make a veggie lasagna tomorrow. How about your kitchen? Do tell!!
May 21, 2020 2:50:19 GMT
eloneen: The young man hosted Taco Tuesday last night, and this is Mr.Eloneen's week to prepare dinner (YESS!!!). Recently, he has made homemade apple pie, meat pies (inspired by our recent trip to the UK), burgers, biscuits from scratch, and chicken and waffles.
May 21, 2020 4:25:20 GMT
eloneen: Recently, I've made a delicious lentil and potato salad, jambalaya, roast pork loin with roasted veggies, but Hubby's the rising star! My mother wants him to cook all the time now! He made a cake (from scratch) for me and my mom for Mother's Day.
May 21, 2020 4:30:54 GMT
Horacewimp: Hi elophile I’m glad you are keeping well and occupying you time while in lockdown.
May 21, 2020 7:11:12 GMT
tremblinwilbury: eloneen - Biscuits? Don't you mean 'cookies'?
May 21, 2020 14:47:56 GMT