I’m going into the studio to begin work on Change Of Mind, a new single that I am going to record with my producer Warne Livesey. We are hoping to get the American acapella group Naturally 7 to perform the track, and to that end we have started work on the song in hopes that what we present to them will peak their interest. I recorded a demo version of the song at home, which consists almost entirely of acapella parts, with only a fender Rhodes part to back it up. We’re planning to create a sampled drum track to support the vocal percussion we plan to have, hopefully coming from the amazing vocal percussionist in the Naturally 7 group. Just something simple, a kick drum and some finger snaps, maybe some hand claps and a snare. I’m taking over the parts of the song, so that we can dissect what I did and write out the backing vocal parts for Naturally 7. Plus we plan to record the final lead vocal and electric piano parts, so we can send Naturally 7 the finished track that they will sing with.
I’m on the ferry on the way to Warne’s. I love this part. I always go out on the front deck, no matter how bad the Pacific Northwest weather is, because I love the pilgrimage to the studio. Making this journey out of the city is a unique privilege for me, because I know what awaits me on the other side – making music! YEAH!!