Sometimes you set out to write one song and then you end up with something else. Because things happen in the interim. Life keeps happening and that can affect a song or its meaning, even when the words don't change, we always do.
This song has been with me for seven or eight years. Structurally and lyrically, very little has changed. But emotionally it's a brand new song and I've never felt stronger about it than right now. I miss so many people and with each loss I feel it differently. Who do you miss?
I recorded parts of this song in an open field in a small Quebec town. The rest was recorded and mixed by my friend, Amanda Parker, in her basement apartment in St. Catharines, Ontario. It’s a quiet song, so that worked out pretty well. I didn’t want to spend a long time recording it. It’s not perfect, it’s got some hiss and there are a few crickets and a creaky chair in there, but I’m very happy with the final product.
Recorded and mixed by Amanda Parker at Two Flamingo Studios. Mastered by Siegfried Meier. Album artwork by Amber Lee Williams. Released 2019 by Orange Couch Records.