7/26/11

I Wrote A New Song!

Summertime doesn't just mean Mother Nature training a red-hot death laser on us with no end in sight, it also heralds the return of 50/90, which is the summertime cousin of FAWM.  Basically it's a web-based community who are taking on the challenge of writing 50 songs in 90 days.  Yes, it's crazy.  So crazy, in fact, that I have never attempted it, but I do try and write a few songs each summer, in large part because I find that in the absence of a deadline of some sort, my songwriting tends to grind to an unglamorous halt.

Well, now that the heat and air quality have made going outside quite possibly the last thing I will ever do, I spent some time over the past week or so hiding indoors working on a new song.  I've had the background music for this one rattling around my head for months, and finally decided to do something with it.  The melody line was inspired by 2 things:  1) I recently received this awesome Rode microphone (my first condenser mic!) as a birthday present and needed something with a lot of soaring high notes to justify it, and 2) my wife nudging me to "write something that shows off [my] voice."  I don't know if this satisfies #2, but I tried.  As usual with my songs when I'm just starting one of these songwriting cycles, the lyrics are more or less about getting off your ass and doing something creative, etc.

The song is called "Set You Free."  Enjoy!

6 comments:

Gina said...

I love it and no crazy robots to cover your wonderful voice. Great performance.

NYC Subway Man! said...

That is the greatest song from the greatest prom that never took place in the greatest high school movie never made. 50/90 is off to a running start.

Paul said...

Christ...your song made me agree with someone from New York. You know how things like that confuse me. Seriously though...great stuff. Made me think of A Day in the Life at the end. How can I pilfer it for my iPod?

Gray Mere said...

Slam dunk!!!!!!!!! Love it!!!!!!!!!! The Beak and the Eagle

Harry Speakup said...

excellent

maja said...

I also have a craze for Music. Poets have art to write good songs.