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Hi all,

           I'm not normally one for sharing my music on the forum but I'm really proud of this one and would love to know what any of you who'd like to take a listen think of it. 

This is the first single from my forthcoming eleventh album...a landmark for me as I'll have made twice as many albums as I've sold 🤣

The song's called 'Overthinkers Anonymous'. Guitars employed are my Maple AJ, '41 Reissue SJ100, Hummingbird 12 string, '88 Strat Plus and '82 Epi Casino...had so much fun recording this. Produced by the brilliant Peter James Millson. 

 

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Will there be OA meetings? If so, where do I sign up 😀

I really like the song. The melody is catchy and the production super airy and light. The work of true professionals. I'm looking forward to the album release!

Lars

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Loved the mix. Nice balance of instruments.  Clean melody. What's not to love?   Especially the lyrics.  They got me to wondering .... 

Did you post this particular song  here because we overthink  things?  Or, perhaps because we underthings them but talk them to death? 

I've been accused of overthinking things occasionally. Well, almost never.  Not in the past decade anyway.   

 I guess the song wasn't really directed at THIS forum, per se. Maybe just at a couple of members?   

GuitarLight?   FZ Fan?  ParlorMan?   

(Seriously,  CONGRATS on the new album!  Prodigious! ) 

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Outstanding song!

 ...beware the shadow men... love it.  

Who was the girl that inspired this?  

Does she know she is still renting space in your head?  

Oh wait, I'm over thinking this. 

Love the music, great song.  

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Thanks so much for listening, all! I really appreciate it and very much appreciate your kind words about it. 

The album is super diverse, which makes this song a bit of a red herring in terms of what to expect! The next single is some sort of horn-driven soul pop thing, but the album runs the gamut from electronic sound design pieces to orchestral chanson...my producer Pete and I had a modest budget for it and wrung the value out of every last penny to make it as lush and dynamically produced as possible. Stuffed to the gills with great Gibsons of course! My last couple of albums have been a bit lo-fi and intentionally "difficult", so it's been massively fun to make a record that people might want to listen to (if we're lucky!) again 🤣

I'm so touched and pleased that you took the time to listen and report back. The song is partially about the end of my marriage and partially about a friend of mine's misadventures in paralysing procrastination...I'm a spontaneous and reactive person by nature but he is at the other end of the telescope, a lovely man but a chronic overthinker to the point that he can barely function at times. He once told me that he wished there was such a thing as Overthinkers Anonymous, as he would sign up in a shot...I suggested he start a group, and he's spent the last three years thinking about it 😏

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great back end story,  my brother in law would be a charter member of this group too.  Love the guy dearly and hate seeing him fall into that same trap over and over, but it is what happens with him too.

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Well call me names but I liked the acoustic version you did, fantastic song! But I only like acoustic guitar.😏

But I can see how you need to go modern as acoustic sales are probably zero. Is that a drum machine? And you played the electric parts too?

 

BluesKing777.

 

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6 hours ago, BluesKing777 said:

 

Well call me names but I liked the acoustic version you did, fantastic song! But I only like acoustic guitar.😏

But I can see how you need to go modern as acoustic sales are probably zero. Is that a drum machine? And you played the electric parts too?

 

BluesKing777.

 

I liked the acoustic version too...my last couple of records have been acoustic based though, and I wanted to do something a little different on this one. This song is more programmed/electronic than anything else on the album, the rest of the record is a lot more organic sounding. 

On this one it's a live drummer but with most of the live kit replaced with triggered samples in Logic as the "kit in a room" sound wasn't punchy or dry enough, the drum sound remit on this track was 'Springtime' from Donald Fagen's 'Kamakiriad' LP, super dry and tight with an aggressive pop from the piccolo snare. It took a lot of investment to make it sound this cheap!🤣

The next single is being mastered as we speak, we let the drummer stay human on this one...it has a glorious buttering of horns from our man Jim Hoke in Nashville and is a big summery alt-pop thing. Perfect for October 🙈

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As always Jin spot on the mark with this one as well. I think you need to have your car looked at though the steering wheel seems to be on the wrong side! cheers buddy

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