Yesterday saw me getting a track roughed out for a new co-writer. Waiting to hear back from him on it. But I’m liking the direction I took it. This morning started with a phone call from the artist whose CD I’m producing. She’s finally getting to the point where she can clearly go over all the mixes. That’s a big step as it means there may be some changes, but I doubt it will be many.
Today will also see me in the studio finishing up another song with another co-writer. We have the bridge section to go, then it comes time to record the track. I think it will turn out damn good. She’s been a willing participant in wanting to do re-writes which is a huge step forward for anyone really looking to write a hit.
I’m gonna take a stab in the dark here and say that I doubt that today’s choice: Ain’t No Sunshine was written in one sitting. Bill is an amazing writer, there’s no doubt. However, I really don’t think he whipped the song up in a single sitting without a rewrite or two or more.
This song is timeless because there’s a plethora of men that can very much relate to this song. We all eventually find that woman who brings us a little sunshine and it’s a bummer when it goes away. It’s a simple arrangement. A guitar, some drums, some bass, and a vocal, plus some ear candy here and there. It’s got a very free feel to it. No metronome and likely an improvised bridge. It works. Pure and simple. Remember, it’s hard to make simple work well. Bill does it. He does it with flair.
Support a master. Who knows, I may even pull my version out shortly as well. Compare and contrast.