Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you are feeling loved ’cause I’m sharing the love today with the release of a new song, “Water Colors”. This is the fourth preview from my upcoming album due in the Fall of 2011, This Journey, and the last you’ll hear from that for a while. Sure, I’ve got other songs in production for other folks that I’ll be releasing in between, but as far as the rock tunes for my own album, there will be a few months break.
So, what’s with “Water Colors”? It’s a slight change of pace, a little longer form, and a little more complex arrangement that I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. A guest vocal on the bridge from the lovely and talented Adena Atkins puts this one in a category of its own: the first rock song I’ve ever recorded with a female voice as part of the arrangement! I’m thrilled she agreed to do it as I believe the tone and quality of her voice fits perfectly as a sort of ethereal distant “siren song.” It serves the lyric/traditional phrase well as a reminder that the seductive beauty of life holds both joy and peril.
The lyrics are the third collaboration with Cait Rosellini and follow a sailing metaphor for navigating the rough waters of life. And while the final message may be a bit cliche (life is about the journey, not the destination), I find the presentation to have a poetry and freshness that is quite satisfying. I feel very good about working with this first grouping of Cait’s lyrics and we are currently looking at the next set to put together. Maybe it will even turn out that this whole album will be a single co-lyric writing effort? We’ll see, but I think it’s a good start.
Okay, I’m going to stop yappin’ and let you listen to the song – I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think. 🙂