Well, we are back! And what a great way to start.

It is a pleasure to welcome David McLaughlin to our team of collaborators and his first track is fantastic.  It is a beautiful, heartfelt number with a real lilting drive and a melody which really draws you in towards the climax of the song.

We hope you enjoy it as much as us and share it with your friends.

This is a pretty simple track and that was really the aim from the outset for me. In essence the song is about not being listened to, and the frustration that causes so it didn’t seem right to make it complex. The additions from the other guys were incredible, all the touches added were done with such sensitivity and nuance.

Originally the song had no violin and relied more on a heavier guitar driven sound, but the violin became a huge center piece of the track for me. The awesome job Jordan did really adds so much tension and emotion. Plus it makes the Irishman in me happy.

The great thing I’ve found about collaborating like this is each individual voice has the opportunity to be heard, each musician has the space to develop their own ideas and then throw them together in completion. It’s a great way to work, I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on the rest of the tracks this summer. Excited to see what else comes out!

Vocals: David McLaughlin

Acoustic Guitar: Jordan Woods-Robinson

Electric Guitar: David Traver

Violin: Jordan Woods-Robinson

Drums: Rion Smith

Bass: David Traver

Mixed By: David Traver

Songs On Sunday is a collaboration between songwriters, musicians, vocalists, and engineers to write, recording, and produce a new song each week. If you would like to help keep this project alive and well (and keep hearing great music from today’s emerging songwriters), please make a donation. Any amount is appreciated! – SOS

With thanks to Ryan Hoak for his support for this session.

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