As I wrote in the post outlining my intentions for this blog, I'm starting a series called Under Cover in which, you guessed it, I cover songs by different artists.
For the first one, I decided on "The Long and Winding Road" by The Beatles. Not only does it give me a clever title for this article, but it also should be relatively simple to work on while I get ready for my trip to Japan. Keep in mind that in the future I'll be asking for input on potential songs to cover. Start a list now!
Wait, I know what you're thinking. "Covers are all well and good, but we want to hear ORIGINAL material! Why would you waste your AMAZING talent on such a terribly unoriginal thing?"
First of all, you're too kind, but thank you. More to the point: writing original lyrics and music, recording it, and mixing it into a final product is an intense process. By doing a series of covers, I can focus more on the instrumentation and recording and less on my own connection to a particular lyric or chord.
This doesn't mean I'm not writing original stuff. It does mean that I can show you what I've been up to at quicker, more regular intervals.
The other great thing about the Under Cover series is that you won't only see the end result. Prior to uploading the final song to SoundCloud, I'll be posting updates on this blog detailing the process. That might include thoughts on creative and technical decisions, difficulties I encounter, and/or examples of revisions that happen along the way.
Enjoy, and don't forget to check back here often!