Monday, 15 December 2008


We have been struggling with one of the songs for the album, "Where to from here" was one of the first tracks we recorded earlier in the year. I now have around 5 different versions of this none of which I'm completely happy with, if you remember listening to the Podcast we did earlier in the year we previewed this song.

The original vocal was good but I felt the whole track lacked energy, normally I would re-write the track around the recorded vocal however I really like the original backing idea that I wrote. So this was shelved for a while. Sarah thought that coming back to it would perhaps give us some new direction but alas we still feel it lacks something. So after a few hours on Saturday of not really progressing with this song we decided stop and do something else.

Sarah had a melody for another song in her head so we decided to have a go at that instead. This is not normally the way we work but I gave Sarah a click track and she quickly sang a few lines, she also had an idea for a keyboard melody that she played for me. Within a few minutes we had the basic structure for one of the strongest tracks for the album. It's working title is "Who are you". I thought after the ditched session for "Where to from here" I would have been a bit fed-up but the new track has made me positively chipper.

I went to see Stereophonics on Saturday, not really my cup of tea but the tickets were a present for my wife. It did make me think that I do have to see more live bands next year. I suppose DM at the O2 is a good start.


1 comment:

SarahNK said...

Yes, I LOVE the start we made on this track :-) I think Matt and I put a little bit of pressure on ourselves recently, because we have such a strong vision for album no 2. This new idea was an example of just going with an idea that feels good. It's like we were on the verge of dissapearing up our own bottoms (although mine is harder to navigate of course).
When we started this new idea, the lift in our energy was tangible. It felt so EASY! Which is exactly as music (and life) should be - dontcha think?
BTW soz I haven't written for a while, been a busy little songstress......... XX