I can finally say my latest song is fucking done! Hallelujah! Damn it took so much longer than I anticipated.
The backstory behind this song came from a feeling of disappointment. Someone I love broke my heart so I started playing music. I let my feelings guide me. My mood drove me to the final section of the overall piece, but I felt like it needed something to lead into that.
Almost immediately I came up with the chords that best fit the beginning of the song. As I put the pieces together I came to realize that the beginning didn’t flow with end in the way I thought it would. So, I started to pull up photos of inspiration (I tend to do this when a song reminds me of someone or something).
The photos I chose for this song were of two rock musicians–Anthony Green of Saosin and Thomas Erak of The Fall of Troy. With the inspiration, I came up with the middle section to transition into the third part.
From there I began putting things in, taking things out, and making the overall piece work to my standards. It took time. Lots of fucking time.
Overall, I am satisfied with what I have come up with. It may not be a hit on the charts, but it is something that I can stand by. I can move forward with no regrets.
My next question to myself is how can I make music that’s better? What can I do to gain and hold the ears of listeners? I listen to other musicians in awe with how they can accomplish that task. It seems so simple, but there is so much more that goes into it.