I was noodling around with one of the Strats and this literally popped out. I wrote it down in a hurry, refined the lyrics a bit, adding some. A few days later sat down and knocked out the middle section. I have no clue what it's really about, but to my ears it has a more modern sound than I normally come up with.
Recording was done in the usual way - drum track via BIAB transferred into Cubase, then a scratch guitar track so I could do a bass part. This rough mix was then copied into the TASCAM 32-track and I added acoustic guitars and a bit of piano in the choruses. Moved it all back into Cubase, lost the scratch guitar and mixed the entire backing. Then moved this back into the TASCAM for vocals and back again into Cubase for mixing. Finally, the final master was cleaned up in Audacity and converted into an MP3 file. Simple! And that's leaving out how the bass and acoustic tracks evolved over time, and running the vocal through Melodyne for pitch control. The final mix is actually #3.
Anyway, it's still a pretty straightforward recording. No solos or strings, horns, etc.
This is sounding great! I really like it a lot. I think the having no clue what its about aspect actually helped the tone. Where this relationship is so disconnected that they can't agree on any sort of truth. A long fade out might be my only suggestion or a button ending type thing. Probably the longer fade would be better. I like the straightforwardness of it. If your interested, I'd like to sing on it. You did really a good vocal on this! I am just really feeling this track and would love to take a crack at a version. I totally understand if you'd rather not of course.
One of my favourite songs you have shared with me. Well done all around. Thanks for sharing this!
Well I'm glad you liked it Cam! Of course you can have a go at it. Message me and we can figure out how you'd like the tracks. Funny you mention the fadeout; I've been thinking lately that my fades are often too drawn out, so I made a point this time from the very beginning to keep the end tight.