Boots of Righteous Fortitude

September 6, 2008 10:50 PM

A song about tough love and looking in the mirror to face reality.

My writing partner doesn't like the chorus because it's "too pop", but I like it; to me it's concise and the chord change works. I guess this means that we may not record it. However I wanted to share it with you good people.
posted by dobie (6 comments total)

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Good stuff, solid guitar work. And what's wrong with "too pop", not that it matters but poppy probably wasn't the first than that went through my mind listening to it but if it was than there's nothing wrong with that.
posted by BrnP84 at 11:07 AM on September 7, 2008

I like it more and more on each listen. It's very simple. I like that. I also like the double tracked guitar, a nice little touch for some texture.
posted by Grundlebug at 8:29 PM on September 8, 2008

Yeah, even if you don't give it a final go, this is a nice take. Charming and disarming.
posted by cortex at 2:41 PM on September 9, 2008

I'm a fool for intimate home recordings like this. And the song is very nice. I wouldn't call the chorus "too pop", but the tu-ru-ru-run chord change (the one that comes after "...say nothing" and many other parts) reminds me a lot of "No woman No Cry".

Still, that's completely besides the point, the point being that it's a very nice song.
posted by micayetoca at 5:59 AM on September 12, 2008

Thanks gang.

Micayetoca, that is a really good reference that you made. I'm thinking about approaching the chorus with a bit of a sparse ragga feel to it now to try and change it up. I can often placate my partner by giving him something unusual for him to play. It might help us come to something that we can agree on.
posted by dobie at 12:05 PM on September 15, 2008

I'm late to the party, but this is another really good one, dobie. I totally hear the "no woman no cry" thing, heh. Anyway, playing that up with a reggae feel might be cool. I was thinking too that maybe you could consider writing a vocal counter-melody for that chorus. That seems like a poppy thing to do perhaps, but I think what might make it "poppy" right now is its simplicity. If you add another melody on top of it, you add complexity which might take it in a direction your writing partner might like. Just a thought.
posted by edlundart at 9:00 PM on October 29, 2008

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