Kingdom Come (15 Metaphors for Love)

October 21, 2014 8:23 PM

There were originally 23 metaphors but it was 8 too many.

I am almost done mixing our album and MY GOD there is nothing like it for making you want to write some new songs. This is one of them. Vocal is rough because I've had this respiratory virus for weeks... managed to croak this out but backing vocals were beyond me so you'll have to imagine the gospel choir.

Guitar is an Epiphone Dot I got in the scratch'n'dent sale. Nicer than the 335 I used to have.

Most interesting thing about the song is the Dmaj7/G#m7 chord change that kicks off the chorus... a Diabolus in Musica but it just slips by.

posted by Sportswriters (3 comments total)

Music just pours through you, doesn't it? Sounds great.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:09 PM on October 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

This REALLY reminds me of Kate Bush's first few albums. The songwriting style, and the piano part. I really like it, and I can totally hear her singing it!

For some reason the drums don't sit quite right for me. They don't seem to fit with what the other instruments are doing, which all have a strong groove going. I'd love to hear the drums work a bit more closely with that, and perhaps more hi-hat and less ride, so they sound a bit less lackadaisical. That's just my preference though :)
posted by greenish at 11:16 AM on October 27, 2014

Yeah, the drums, I know, they were just thrown in really. I get lazy because I have a real drummer now so I know he's gonna do something funky, and ignore the demos, which is what I want.

I feel like the verse part, such as it is, needs a little extra spice. We tried playing this in rehearsal last night and the chorus part really rocks (it's also super fun to solo over) but the verse part has a tendency to die on its feet, even though I like it. Not sure what to do about that.

Kate Bush, eh? Didn't see that coming! The biggest things it's ripping off are David Axelrod's SONGS OF INNOCENCE and Donald Byrd's CHRISTO REDENTOR, in my head anyway.
posted by Sportswriters at 5:37 PM on October 28, 2014

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