This week our track is brought to you by none other than ‘yours truly’. I was lucky enough to get some incredible collaborators to contribute to this lilting country tune and with the help of mixer Adam Petty I am incredibly pleased with the result. I think you will be too. Please take a listen and share with your friends
I had the idea for a song in this kind of style for a while. I came up with some chords a few weeks before the deadline for Songs on Sunday but despite the fact that I knew the tone and subject of what I wanted lyrically I couldn’t come up with anything. I eventually ended up writing the lyrics in about 20 mins as I was recording the demo the day that the song had to be submitted.
I am so please with how the track turned out. I am very grateful to Chris Reiss for laying down a pedal steel part. I have never had that on any of my tracks before and it helped to give the song exactly the sound I was going for. I think I was most pleased with the contribution from Laura Bowman. I had an idea of the kind of backing vocals I wanted and she took that inspiration and made it completely made it her own. In my opinion she really elevated the track. As always, the SOS team really came through; Colin Robinson’s drums really underpin the whole thing and give it the laid back swagger that I wanted and Adam Petty brought the whole thing together to bring out the best in each of our sounds.
Vocals: Dan Carter
Backing Vocals: Laura Bowman
Guitar: Dan Carter
Pedal Steel: Chris Reiss
Bass: Colin Robinson
Drums: Colin Robinson
Mixed By: Adam Petty
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With thanks to Ryan Hoak for his support for this session.