Forever - First Listen - 1.24.17
I am very excited to premiere the first finished track from the new EP. I'm not releasing these in any particular order, just the order Zach finishes them because I'ver been anxious to get the new music out there.
So as I mentioned in an early post, this was a song I started writing on a car ride home from the office. The melody came to me and I used Garageband on my phone (while stuck in traffic) to find some chords and I just kept singing it over and over because I didn't want to lose the melody. Eventually, I got to a guitar and finished fleshing out the rest of the song.
I knew when making this album I was going to have to write a song about Franco and Gia and as we started to figure out what three songs we were going to record, it seemed that if any song would work it would be this one. I struggled with this one for a long time, to find the right words, especially for the chorus. Once I locked that in, it made the rest of the song a little easier. I've said it before, but writing lyrics is always the hardest part for me and something I don't think I am great at. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to write a song about them without it coming across too cheesy or only relatable to my family. I'm happy with how this one turned out and hopefully you all will enjoy it.
Zach did a great job with the production. Lots of little things he does that make the track better and I love how it keeps building. Also, Seth Merlin did a killer job on the solo.Such a great tone and so smooth.
I'd have to go back through all the songs I've ever written but this is one of the few songs (if not the only one) that I've ever started with a chorus. That's not usually my style. For my guitar playing friends, I also put a Dm in here which I don't know if I've ever used that chord in an original song before.
Anyway, that's some info on the song, I hope you enjoy it. Please email me or post on Facebook and let me know what you think of the song.
More to come...