Lately - I’ve been going into the early hours of the morning. Working on one thing - quality, obviously in the form of music. In all these nights I’ve come to realize something. When I create a record I want people to feel something. Rather than just HEAR something and enjoy a melody. I’ve come to realize that records are more than just a verse, hook, bridge and double chorus. It’s about the atmosphere. It’s about where the SOUND takes you once you hit play. I find that most songs that are timeless, or atleast the ones that I seem to hook onto and remember have been records that capture me within the first 10 seconds. The sound of an old guitar, a memorable lead or how fat and warm the snare sounded (and so on). It’s these things that make you remember records and lately I’ve started to focus on these intricacies a little more than usual.
Don’t get me wrong — Nothing is as honest and soothing to an ear than a great vocal on an acoustic track. But sometimes music is bigger than just an amazing vocal. 90 percent of the time - The average listener doesn’t care about anything else but the person who’s singing the song and obviously, THE LYRICS.
But for example - We love John Mayer. John obviously isn’t the most intricate and technical singer but people have latched on to him because of the atmosphere of his records (and obviously how great of a guitarist and songwriter he is). There’s something special about how each of his records has it’s own vibe, and feel. That tends to get over looked. He focuses on things that won’t necessarily make you jump out of your seat on first listen - but in the end — you almost feel attached to what you just listened to.
I want more artists to get into this. And realize the importance of subtly and attention to detail rather than the annotations on a video.
Maybe this post is just a justification for the massive amounts of coffee I’ve been drinking and the stupid amount of hours spent on things that most people won’t ever pay attention to. But once again - I hope you feel it once it hits your ears. New music coming soon. Quality. I promise.