Forgive me Father, for it's many months since I've last blogged...
Anyway, on Friday, September 13th I’ll be releasing a new song called “I’m So Happy For You!”
It’s one of those songs that has been sitting on the shelf for quite awhile. Lingering around for least 4 years now as I couldn’t find the right melodies or lyrical content that seemed to jive with what I had done.
Initially, the music was inspired by a band called Eleven (they helped Chris Cornell on his first solo album “Euphoria Morning”)...but the more I listen to the intro chords, I may have been trying to create a new Citizen 603, but as the creation of the song progressed, it started turning into something else.
This is one of those examples of a song where I stop thinking about what I’m doing, and just DO.
And if I had to guess, I probably recorded this at the end of a few early morning sessions whilst working on more “serious” stuff and this was a way for me to let my hair down and just create without and self-imposed parameters or guidelines. This is usually when the good stuff comes out.
As the song makes it’s way past a second chorus, it begins to turn and twist on itself and this is when it gets WEIRD.
The middle section is an example of my Frank Zappa and progressive rock influences coming out to the forefront. Lots of weird chords, goofy scales and time signature changes...the stuff I usually try and suppress but it usually comes out this way when I write on piano.
So, although it’s gonna be kind of hard for you to have a basis of comparison, since you can’t hear the tune yet, the best way I can describe it is “if Frank Zappa wrote “Bohemian Rhapsody” while wearing a flannel shirt while listening to Grunge in the 90’s”.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it when you hear it next month, but in the meantime could you do me a favor?
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