Being not only a blog but a web site devoted to my songwriting, it is at this time particularly devoid of music. I am working on it. My first single, It's Complicated, will be mixed by a guy I hired this weekend. I let my boss Hanson listen to some of my tracks after work one night and he said he really liked the music in that track the most. When I told him the lyrics that go with the music he was sold.
I got the idea for the title from the movie of the same name. Sometimes movies are named after songs, like Pretty Woman. Sometimes songs take the name of a movie, like Dancing In The Dark. I put two different song ideas together and they worked. The song is inspired by a conversation I had with my dad. In essence, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I would not say it is the best song I have ever written. It was not included in the songs the band worked on for the last three years. I would say it is the most personal song I have ever written.
When I played it for fellow songwriters at an NSAI meeting my friend Mark told me “It's perfect! Don't change a thing!” At the very next meeting he played the song for me with a new second verse he had written. The second verse is the reason the song is so personal, so I told him to go ahead and play the song with his new verse and that will be the Nashville version.
My time with the band was dedicated to making an EP. At this point an EP is still a goal but I have decided to do singles for a while first. Like the way Motown Records released Temptations singles until they caught on. So next week will be devoted to getting this little song baby out there in the world!