December 01, 2017

Another Yesterday

"Okay, I'm gonna make a deal with you: I'm gonna try to sing all the words to every song. Unless you knock the microphone away from me, then I'm not gonna be able to do it. So the choice is yours, you wanna hear all the words or not?"

"Another Yesterday" was an attempt to rein in my tendency to over-write and do something simpler than usual, almost a songwriting "exercise" in a way. I think it's got quite a lot going for it despite/because of that. I was always pretty dissatisfied with the recording: it feels rushed and slapdash. I'd meant it to be darker, more melancholy, and I had a pretty specific production concept to use a "Help You Ann" type vibrato on a few guitars layered and delayed. I wanted it to sound harsh but beautiful. I didn't get a chance to try that, though a very slight bit of it is mixed in in the recording (and it does sound pretty cool, just not anywhere near what was imagined.) So this is another one of those "what might have been" songs, a bit bittersweet like those always are.

It has a good energy live though, and it always gratified me how much people responded to it, given that there's nothing remotely "novelty" about it.

Posted by Dr. Frank at December 1, 2017 03:31 AM