This is probably the bleakest song I’ve ever written. I wrote it 7 or 8 months ago. It’s about being so afraid of something that all you want to do is run away from life in order to avoid it. Wondering why you’re here, and if it’s worth it.
There’s one neat thing I did with this song that may be worth mentioning. The main guitar track is played on a nylon string guitar, and what I did is I placed a snare drum nearby with the wires up against the resonant head of the drum. The guitar would sometimes make it buzz. So I put one microphone on the guitar, and another on the drum. So that sort of ambient/buzzy track behind the guitar is that second track of the drum, with extra fx added. I really like how it turned out.
I’m editing this to add a second fun fact that I just remembered. So, my wife really likes this song. We listened through it a couple of days ago because I wanted her opinion. Long story short, we ended up turning things down and muting things until the song was down to ONLY the guitar. Not even the guitar ambience track. Then she closed her eyes and smiled and was like, “yeah…” Ahaha then she said I could bring in the vocals just a little. It cracked me up. I was like, “okay, honey, I’m glad you like the guitar so much but do you see how this isn’t going to work for an actual song!” It’s just that she hears these songs live with just me and my guitar and then it’s tough to get her to like any production I add, lol.
Anyway let me know what you think. I wanted the song to feel a little scary, and of course for the emotion to come across. I’ll come back and tweak it sometime this week when I get a chance.