Official Release: Love Has Flown (lyric video) plus
On Saturday, Love Has Flown was released and has started appearing on online stories. Links and more on that below.
I created a Lyric Video to go with it, as well. Enjoy!
Spotify, YouTube Music,
Apple Music (it wasn’t on Apple Music as of this morning). It has appeared in a few other places. If you use a different service (Pandora, Amazon, etc.) it may be there as well.
My thoughts on the final product
It’s good! I’m happy. That said, a little over a week ago, I considered scrapping it completely and re-recording all my parts from scratch!
I mentioned this to a couple audio engineers I chat with. One wrote me back privately to gently reprimand me for being an idiot. He pointed out that I’ve learned a lot but I have many more songs to learn on. “You’ll be both proud of it and embarrassed by it in a year.
Another said that John Lennon often mentioned that he wished he could go back and re-record and re-produce all the early Beatles music. To which, I replied, “Are you saying I’m like John Lennon?”
His reply: Nope!!!
It was a nice try on my part though.
Over the next two weeks, I plan to complete two different productions. I’ve posted a mix of Marie. It sounds good!
Here is a short segment of the production in process for my song, The Coward and The Fool. On this clip, I play two matching (doubled) acoustic guitars, bass guitar, and I even play my Telecaster - with some distortion. Chris Nilsson adds some electric as well. I same drummer who played percussion on Marie is playing drums on this track.
This is just the first verse and chorus. Enjoy!
Lyrics (for this segment)
VERSE An hour east of Phoenix that old jeep broke down Been riding it fast and hard since leaving town Just like you it wasn’t made to carry me Broken, sad and lonely but I’m free Mary said that you’d expressed no bitterness And all our friends they all agree its for the best I wash the guilt back when I feel I’ve lost the fight Our history drifts like embers in the night CHORUS Those fitful, dark, tormented dreams Our past rolls by as memories It’s all I’ve done and all I’ve failed to do Makes me the coward and the fool
Looking forward to getting these new songs completed. There is a lot more in the wings.
Take care and thank you again for joining me on this journey.
With love and gratitude!
January 29, 2024