I haven’t written a song in over 5 years. I ask myself why and I can’t find an answer. My best guess is I ran out of steam after running at 120% for 10 years. My personal life took a strange turn which also robbed me of inspiration. But here I am in 2019 ready to write again. I have 4 ideas right now that I hope turn into something beautiful. More to come!
Well it’s production day 1 and it went as expected. I’m beyond rusty at this. I kept asking myself “Ummm how do I do this? How do I do that?” but it came back in a flash. I’m starting with a song I’m calling “Time” which is basically a tale about a man stuck in the middle of his own demons and the strength it takes to move forward with life.
I’ve had this idea that I’ve worked on for a while. It’s a dramatic, slow chord progression that is quite haunting (I love that feel) I started off with a Rhodes with a nice wurl to it. Added some percussion and threw in a section of Cello and Violin filling in the gaps with some pizzicato.
So far the layering is working well. It has a nice feel to it (It’s in 6/8 and swung)