Blue Nile again. In Saturday Night, they seem to sing, “a quarter to five when the storefronts are closed in paradise”. I love the juxtaposition of the time, the shops and paradise – it grabs my attention every time the song gets to that point. Words are so powerful sometimes.
One thing that we commented on several times during our recording stint the other week, was how the possibilities just go on and on. You add one note, one voice singing a word, one pluck of a string and you can then go a million ways with it. I felt those possibilities as we composed together and it was really exciting. But they also become fewer as you add more to the song. I Want You Bad is a good example. As I added instruments and riffs and voices, I realised it was shaping into something more intricate than this:
but each time I added something, I was having to get more specific with it in order to make it fit. And I love that! I love the honing of something you’ve created into something that ultimately will be more refined if you’ve done it right.