|Picture by flickr user Christopher Hawkins|
We visited John & his lovely family at their home in Madison, WI last weekend. I brought with me a little guitar riff in Em that had been bouncing around my head. Together, we turned it into a metal masterpiece. The original idea was that it was about a guy who was "paranoid" and by the end he was facing down a horrible mob (possibly of supernatural monsters, we're intentionally unclear on that point). This was the most fun I've had making a song in a long time.
John did all the guitar & bass parts and joined in for the vocals on the chorus (as well as screaming the word "BLOOD!" with me in the second verse). He also did the vast majority of the production work, making it sound way better than it has any business sounding. I played the keyboard parts and did the singing (I had no idea my voice could go that high). We co-wrote the lyrics.
Click here to listen to "Reap" on the 50/90 site, or just hit the play button below. Have fun, and remember: grab the crossbow!