A bit of wind came our way, hope you like it anyway…
Our new song is finally finished and released (today!). We hope you’ll like it!
It’s a cosy and meditative song with Indian influences (mainly the drums), creative guitars, soft vocals and a rock inspired bridge (just because we couldn’t resist the urge… Especially when we came up with the melody, lyrics and the guitar for it).
As some of you will remember we wrote the song in front of the camera and you can watch the process on youtube:
We decided to have the new song professionally mastered by Digitalfabriken. The master arrived a couple of days ago and we spent the evening listening and comparing.
Things we like about the master:
- How the distance between vocals and guitar vanished
- Well of course, the volume
- For some reason we always manage to mix with too much base, that was nicely leveled out, but without loosing the drums or the base.
Lately we’ve been working mostely with instrumentals. Maybe it’s because it’s much easier to pick up the guitar or drumpad to start from where you finished last night, than to set up and arrange for a vocal recording.
One of the things we’ve done is to record a part of the song “I See You Now”, to be honest, only the rock riff before the last chorus. So this is a pre-mix of the studio version,
compared to the acoutsic version.
And so it happened that Nicko spent part of Friday evening and Saturday noon trying out a new melody on the guitar and I suddenly said: “I’m in a philosophical mood.” What better to do than to compose a new song in such cases? Some buns, a cup of tea and coffee later we were hard at it.
The guitar melody had a slightly sad or melancholic touch and we decided the song would be about cherish another person, not necessarily a love song, but a very caring and appreciating song. I thought about the greeting phrase in James Cameron’s Avatar “I see you” and we both felt that could be something. Like finally seeing another person and realizing how much you appreciate this person. The song became “I See You Now” and I’ve added the full lyrics to lyrisk.amdstudio.se
This is highly unusual though to find us side by side composing and writing lyrics together. One nice rare occasion for all to enjoy so to allow all of you to join us we decided to leave the camera on. Here is one clip from when we started out and one clip of the result so far. Of course it will take a while longer to actually produce a ready track, but that’s a different story altogether!