This song has been a great challenge, it has been the one track that I can say that I wrote it all from top to bottom. When I invite people to collaborate on this project usually the person that is performing writes the melodies and/or the lyrics. It was also supposed to be the case for this song but it didn’t turn out to be like that!
When I reached out to Vincent I showed him the instrumental and asked for his help. He started asking me all these funny questions like who is this song for, what style, what mood, etc… and then he goes like “OK, so this is what you have to do…”.
I thought to myself “excuse me?! I thought that was supposed to be your job?” But then I understood what he was doing, he was actually challenging me to do the work in a way that the song would have more of my personality and his task would just be to pass it along through his performance. So I carried on following his guidelines and wrote the melody and the lyrics myself and ask him to record the vocal part following the instructions.
The drums this time were also recorded by another artist (Randy) instead of using Smart Drummers from Logic like some of the songs. The Smart Drummer feature on Logic Pro X is absolutely amazing, but for tracks that required that extra swing, it’s just not enough so.
So this tracks was a great experience, learned a lot and made me also more prepared for other songs that came after this, so thanks Vincent for making me push the envelope and go for that extra mile! This is the result, I hope you like it!