Tags : | Blues | 11.02 MB | Pro Tools

Description : I wrote this song for Sunny War to sing and the blues great brought her guitar as well. It's one of my faves that we made together, and we made a big pile of them. It's far from perfect though. There's a rhythmic glitch at one point that we couldn't figure out in the studio. And 4 musical breaks? What was I thinking? The song is a meandering river of melancholy, taking its sweet time. But I love it anyway, problems and all. Sunny's guitar and voice, as always, transcendent.

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  1. thechockehold
    thechockehold on Sat 6th Jul 2019 - 4 months ago

    JUST WOW!!! Maaaan, checked your profile before posting, that is so nice that someone grown on 70s prog and so on dont end up like me: doing black metal or dusty jazz\blues. Its like 70s and AOR have evolved to 2019, awesome track. Envy.

    Cheers from Russia\Norway.

    CitizenMofo2
    Reply by CitizenMofo2

    Oh I've done my share of other types of music as well, because, after all, I've lived through and been influenced by it all, from folk to hip hop. Ain't nothing wrong with black metal or jazz or blues, and I shall check out your musical efforts in those veins. But yeah - prog rock of the early '70s... Last night I was at a get-together with my daughters, there was a contemporary song on that reminded me of something, so I asked my youngest to play "30 Days in the Hole", which she did, and then she was like, whoa, that's like but way better than what we were just listening to only it's from nearly 50 years ago. So maybe she'll become a Humble Pie fan now. Anyway, I'm so glad to hear from Russia/Norway, so glad you took the time to listen and comment and make me feel inspired - thank you.

  2. clickbaitcabaret
    clickbaitcabaret on Sat 6th Jul 2019 - 4 months ago

    This has a mournful quality to it I really like. (Of course I would like that.) The vocal fits into the mix quite nicely and the track has "space." By space I mean it isn't loaded with instruments, effects, multiple loops lots of percussion and so forth. Getting a dark,mournful feel on a track means giving the track a feeling of "space" and this track does that well. Take that critique from someone who makes a lot of dark, creepy tracks. So great job on this.

    CitizenMofo2
    Reply by CitizenMofo2

    Thank you. I like that bit about "space." It was actually much more crowded with loops and music when we started, but we gradually stripped most of it away. It was tricky because a ghost of the deleted music was still in the recorded vocals, so that was something we had to finesse. But I realized it had to be stripped down and spare, and I'm really glad you, as a connoisseur of the mournful, responded positively.

  3. Indieground
    Indieground on Sat 6th Jul 2019 - 4 months ago

    You got a very interesting track Here Mr Citizen
    It's a bit experimental, a bit catchy too
    Very cool melting pot
    Keep on good job !

    CitizenMofo2
    Reply by CitizenMofo2

    Thank you. Yes, I realize as I listen to a lot of my songs, that I often violate all the rules of songwriting. Of course there are no rules, really, but there are standard structures, and I use those sometimes, but a lot of times I just say the heck with it and go where the song wants to go, as in this case. I felt it was a catchy little melody too and I'm glad you liked it. Thanks again for taking the time to listen and respond!

  4. JoeyBonezSD1
    JoeyBonezSD1 on Sat 6th Jul 2019 - 4 months ago

    I didn't catch that rhythmic glitch!lol.think I was just caught up in the vocals!,Sunny's singing on this to me has that 60's sphycadelic feel to it!!great writing skills man!
    I liked everything about this track!
    im more of a hip hop head.but I am a fan of good music...this to me was great!! cheers to you both!!

    CitizenMofo2
    Reply by CitizenMofo2

    Thank you, I appreciate your listening and commenting! I first heard Sunny busking on Venice Beach and I just had to work with her, and when she agreed, I wrote songs as fast as I could for her to sing because it was so great working with a singer and player of that calibre. That glitch - well, maybe we finessed it out of existence, cuz we sure tried. And thank you for your kind comment about my writing - everyone's usually so blown away by Sunny that they don't notice the song itself! I appreciate it all.

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