In an effort to get lots of things done in a short time I’ve decided I’m going to split for Utah today. Spend the next four days skiing. I’m nearly finished with the update of the studio. I did a session for PK Carter yesterday and stopped mid session during the first song and gave out a shout of happiness. The reason? All the efforts for improving the sound in the studio has made a remarkable change so far. Something most people probably wouldn’t hear. Something that I know is a profound difference and it’s only 2/3 of the way finished. I’m so excited to finally hear the end result. Which will end up being early next week. Before I head out, I’ll be finishing the last of the frames for the bass traps. It will make it easier to come back and assemble them when I get back.
In another effort to be spontaneous, I’m going to ask a friend if they want to join me for the trip. Nothing like doing something extremely last minute.
I also connected with a cousin, to set up a day of skiing. He told me about another cousin who was up in Utah, so he’s gonna see if he wants to go skiing as well. Provided he isn’t on a tight schedule and needing to get back out on the road with his band (bonus points to those who can figure out a famous Utah band with a member who has the same last name as I). Can’t wait to hit the slopes and do me some flying down some steep runs.
In the meantime, a new artist was brought to my attention. What you’re listening to right now. Sometimes I think I’m being overly silly typing stuff like that. Their manager who also manages another artist who was featured here a while ago (Charlotte Martin) made me aware of them. They have a nice mellow sound, which when you think about it is very fitting for the sound. It was almost a toss up between this and another song called Indigo. I really liked the vibe of this song. There’s an interesting swirling vibe with the drum loop and the chorus has a really big feel when it kicks in.
The other song Indigo has a cool vibe as well it also has a part that I would call a bridge that is absolutely brilliant. In fact it was so cool when I heard I was like – wow, they really should have explored that a whole lot more than they did. In terms of the chords and the melody that constituted that part.
Getting back to today’s choice. It’s got one of those nice twists to the music and plot. It starts off with a darker vibe and talking about sad stuff. Which then turns and lifts with a pitch axis change in the key. Interestingly enough I the first comment I got with a song I have on my current CD (Practical Insanity) called Closer To Ourselves. Very similar in that it’s more minor and dark in the verses and then bang a change in the key and more positive chorus. A couple of fellow songwriters were taken way off guard and felt it was to weird to do something like that. I disagree. It’s a very cool thing to do. It’s good to take a listener on a roller coaster sometimes. What faster way to do it than in a song?
Anyway, being that it was a bit of a toss up to choose the song I’ll have to recommend that you go explore the whole disc. I’m thinking you won’t be too disappointed. Pick up the song (legally of course) and pull it out anytime you need a lift out of your doldrums.