So, I finally started recording my second song on Thursday, and am incredibly psyched. Not much, just the core "loop" I’ll be using. The song is called "Take A Stand". I wrote the lyrics back in April of this year one night, around 2:00 AM, while thinking about the cycles of abuse that can plague generations within a family, and how I’ve seen such cycles broken by people who decided to take a stand against them.
It’s one of the few times I’ve written lyrics before creating a melody, and the only time such a creation has resulted in a song I’ve taken to the next step. Take A Stand is looking like it’s going to be an Indie rap-rock….think The Streets or something like that… The music came to me a few weeks ago, and I’m hoping to move fast.
So far, I’ve got an acoustic guitar lick, a mandolin lick, a drum loop, and a bell loop. We’ll see where it goes…maybe I’ll post the lyrics later this week (though I’m tweaking them as the song takes shape, so it could be a little early…). That said, I’m away from home (and my project studio) for the next week…so no music for a few days at least. But hey, at least it’s begun.]]>