A quick release with a song that didn’t fit it any album projects, “Party Line”:
Composed in early 2006 this has sat around ‘nearly finished’ on my computers(s) waiting for the right vocal take. It all started from the heavy groove riff. Once I recorded the riff I realised that it was in 7/8 timing and needed a particular odd drum beat to go with it. I improvised some vocal melodies on top of it all and came up with a nice phrase that didn’t have any words. So I went for a bike ride to think about that and I came up with:
Toe the party line
All your life
Just this week I noticed that I had forgotten about the song and decided to give the vocals a crack. Things turned out fairly good so I gave the whole sound a good sonic polish. What you hear is the end result, without too much fuss. The heaviness won’t be for everyone, but the strength of the vocals and ambience is a proper indicator of where I’m headed with my solo pop project presently.