Colin and I had a great recording session last night, our first since working on the Pray For Daylight Score. We tightened up ‘Let It Out’, a song we haven’t touched for months, and I haven’t listened to since about December. I had previously declared that song Finished, but in reality, what I meant was that the song was Written. In the future, I will be more careful with that distinction.
After an evening of simplifying the bassline, re-recording the lead Vox, and a dash of Level/EQ, the song is Much Much better. It still needs the drum loops replaced with real drums, and a coat of bright, blood-red paint, then it can be added to the Finished pile with ‘Not Enough Bullets’.
Scoring the movie was a good break from writing and recording the album. We needed to get away from that project for a while – things had begun to stagnate a bit, and I know I was feeling a bit overwhelmed. There were some songs (like ‘Monsters’) that were taking on a life of their own, growing out of control, so it was nice to put it all aside for a few weeks, and return and view things with a fresh ear. Or, is it ‘hear things with a fresh eye’?
Anyway, I really can’t wait for you to hear it. Where are the registration forms for the 2007 SXSW Festival?