It’s time for another time travel song. This one, as well as the previous song that I posted, were both written for the Bushwick Book Club for a series of shows inspired by “The Time Machine” by HG Wells. This song was written very differently than anything else I’ve ever done. I wanted the song to contain references to as many different time travel films, shows, and books as I could think of, so I started with a big list, and then wrote the story and lyrics around that list. It took me about 5 tries, but eventually I came up with the idea of an intro lesson to time travel, and it all came together after that.
This song changed a lot in the recording process. Originally it was written for acoustic guitar and vocals, and I had envisioned in my head that it would end up sounding like a Bon Jovi stadium rock piece. Once I started working out the arrangements, however, I just got the urge to make it upbeat and fun. The guitar intro came first, and from there I knew that it needed a bouncing bass line and some organ to give it a bit of an organic upbeat dance feel. When I first wrote it I never thought that the final version would sound like this, but now that I’ve heard this version, I can’t really imagine it any other way.
Like all of the other songs on the album, this demo mix version (which is very close to what the final will be) is available for free. Once the album is finished, the free tracks will all be taken down, so if you like it, make sure to download it before it’s too late.
Only 6 songs left to go for the record. 2 of those have music recorded but no lyrics, 2 have music written but not recorded, and 2 of them have bits and pieces waiting to be molded into a song. I’m taking a bit of a break on the record to write some more music for Bushwick (which may end up making it on the album), but at this point I’m hoping for a November release.