– Original Vision “Carry On” Re-mix Posted

Posted By: Chris Klimecky On:

An artist’s original vision for his/her own works can be an interesting thing. Especially when collaboration is involved, the vision can evolve, shift, even become something almost entirely different, but in the artist’s mind, there is always the memory of that original intent. When I first heard David Rix play “Carry On” I knew it was a great song that had lots of arrangement potential. Over time I formed my own vision for the song and put that into production. David was very happy with that end product, but something was bugging him. His original vision…

He had always thought of the song as a male/female duet where the couple is “discussing” their hard times but pushing through knowing they were meant for each other. Though our Traveling Wilburys-style first arrangement was buttery smooth, it didn’t capture some of the emotional resonance that the presentation of a couple in a longterm relationship would have. So with the help of our local Spiritual Cowgirl Jessica Lynne, I proudly present a re-mix of “Carry On” that more closely resembles David’s original vision. I hope you enjoy it and I welcome your thoughts on how the two arrangements affect you differently. Also make sure you check out my video blog for a quick behind-the-scenes comparison of the two.

I have a lot of fun doing different arrangements of songs and approaching them in new ways. I believe there is almost an infinite number of variations and enjoy the creative process of arranging almost as much as the writing itself. While this re-mix doesn’t stray greatly from the original, even the small shift I believe creates a whole new level of emotional impact and that is very exciting to me. Thanks for listening and be sure to check out the latest from Jessica and David when you get the chance!

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