July 23, 2010 6:50 PM
posted by unSane (5 comments total)
This is the second of two summersongs... this one is my attempt to shake off the summertime blues and write something genuinely hopeful, complete with a spoken intro and healthy helpings of cheese and bubblegum all round.
This is an odd one really. I had a couple of riffs hanging around that desperately wanted to be together. The main piano riff started out on the guitar but worked much better on the keyboard, and it's one of those things you can endlessly invent melodies over (hence all the guitar parts and vocal harmonies). But actually getting them to gel into a song was ridiculously, ridiculously hard, and writing lyrics was even harder. I guess I'm just not a cheerful songwriter. I really wanted the spoken intro to be a bit more poetic, but I realized in the end it's a frothy little song. I almost did the spoken bit in a Barry White voice but resisted temptation.
I wanted the arrangement to be a bit sparser than my usual wall of sound stuff, but it didn't quite work out like that, as you'll see.
Vocals are a little rough here and there and I didn't break out the drums and process them separately but it's been a long day and I need a beer. NOW.