I have composed music intermittently since I was a teenager. The first instrument I learned (barely) was piano, and then I fell in love with the drums. As a late teen in music college, I persevered at making sounds on a guitar since it’s hard to get people to sit and listen to a song that you wrote on the drums.
This particular creation started in late 2019 as a chord progression on guitar. The demo was charming, but soon other instruments suggested themselves into the arrangement. Words came, too. It’s the most adventurous recording I’ve made at home so far, with a nuanced mix of more than 70 different audio tracks.
I was almost done with the song in the Spring of 2020, but then the pandemic, George Floyd was murdered, and the US election chaos dominated the emotional environment. I couldn’t see how I could finish and share the song until the world was in a better place. Finally, in May 2021, I sat down one Saturday afternoon and knocked out the final vocals and solos.
You can listen on Bandcamp and even download the song for free, or see the video on YouTube.