Earlier this week, I published a post lamenting about finding difficulty in re-visiting the trainwrecks that I call my songwriting. Specifically, re-writing, re-recording and re-mixing- sometimes all three, sometimes not.
Well, I actually buckled down and re-jigged an old mix of a song I wrote and recorded a couple of years ago.
Here is the remixed song: Your New Name
…should you choose to accept it that is…
I’m bashfully asking for any and all feedback on the track. This is one of the tunes I’m considering to put on my (yet to be committed to actually doing) upcoming album.
It is by no means representative of a “style” I’m going for. If you’ve known me and my music (and my music tastes), I’m all over the map. I like variety in my music and I’m kind of A.D.D. in that regard in how I write music.
Please feel free to comment on the song, the arrangement, the mix … anything you can think of!
The Story Behind The Music
If you get the feeling that this is an “angry song“, then you’re correct. It is something I wrote for a songwriting challenge issued by Tony and Dave over at the Home Made Hitshow: to write a song about a girl. I wanted to do something different than expected and capture what I felt like when I found out an old girlfriend of mine was … sampling other items on the menu so to speak.
The song was originally entitled “B!tch”, but I thought I’d change the title for the “album”.
Hey, is it cold in there? Can you feel a thing? Hey, did your words fail you? When you acted on your whim? I'm shackled by suspicion of the trust that I once had What can I believe? It all means nothing anymore… Why couldn't I see? Why didn't I see? Why couldn't I see? Why didn't I see? It's all plain now to me…. I. I want you to hurt, and feel your pride destroyed I, I want you to need, a barren, dark obsession! Suffer with your questions and look for traces of control, You need to drown in doubt, to taste your own volition Why couldn't I see? Why didn't I see? It's all plain now to me…. Now I see, It's clear to me… I hid it all from myself You need a new name… You need a new name... You need a new name... I've got your new name. You've got a new name.