The first track on my new album, was probably the most difficult to be happy with. Mostly because it was the song that received the most encouragement. People telling me ‘that’s the one, man’ Always makes you think, Shit! I’d better not frack up the recording and ruin my one chance at success!!
The other issue I had with this song was that it basically wrote itself. Neither part would budge and I made the error of recording it half finished. Which I wouldn’t recommend because you end up listening to it a lot and the half baked words start becoming familiar and difficult to change. I’ve decided to post the first recording I did next to the finished product. Hopefully you will be able to see how close these two versions are. Especially considering one was done about 30 minutes after writing the song and the other about a year and a half later.
In terms of tone and quality they are far apart, but with regards to the instruments and vocal parts they are very very similar, considering how much I tried to mold this song.
The other annoying truth is.. you always loose something after that initial recording. even though the first version is all scrappy and out of time, There is definitely something in it that I wish I had captured in the final version.