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Failure & Doubt 

Yesterday, Peter and I had a rare experience in the studio.  We failed.  I mean, completely failed at starting a new song.

It started just like every other song we've built so far.  I brought him vocals and some examples of songs I'd like it to sound like.  He helped build the underlying chord progression, and then we started with the instrumentation.  But everything he tried sounded wrong, and I couldn't manage to articulate why.  He ended up building some interesting percussion, but it wasn't anything like what I expected or could hear in my head.  

I'm shaken about the whole thing. How did this happen?  If I was in my right mind, I suppose I would be asking how this hasn't happened yet.  But not right now.  Now I'm wondering if we'll ever click on another song again.  Imposter syndrome creeping in.  Doubts about my abilities as a songwriter.  I feel a spiral coming.      

Boiled Away 

Today, Peter & I started the song I had been writing about my father when he abruptly died a few weeks ago.  It's titled Boiled Away.  We had a good conversation about family before diving in.  We all revert back to children before we go, don't we? 

I'm really pleased with what we've done with this song already.  Even in its current form, it would feel perfectly at home in a Peaky Blinders episode.  

We did one really rough vocal take at the end of the studio session, but I have a feeling most of it will make it into the final cut. It felt genuine.