Now this has vocals. My wife did 1 takes on all of them!! Wow. I used a Shure SM7b to record her and it seems to really fit her voice. So good. I just love it when she sings. I will put the words in tomorrow, but you can hear them. enjoy.
*Updated 2/15 with new drums and new mix. The previous mix included drums without overheads because I didn't push the phantom power button on the preamps...So, I just disabled the gates on the close mics to include the cymbals. That version was uneven and just not right, but I couldn't return to it until today....I re-recorded the drums and gave a better mix.
I am not a person who cries very much. I do feel a wide range of emotions, but feel those feelings on the inside. Music is one of those things that helps me to express those emotions in a personal way. Sure, I verbally express myself, but the deeper feelings take a longer time to process and in my own way.
My oldest brother, Tom, passed away on January 3. I am very sad. We are very sad. This song is some of that sadness. This song feels like I’ve cried tears all over my guitar.
The specifics of this song stem from having some time completely alone with him in the hospital, as he lay in a coma. I distinctly heard is voice tell me that everything is ok, but he is already gone. That was his voice so clearly that I couldn't hear anything else. I had my moment with my big brother. I am grateful for that. I will never forget that.
Strangely, my wife heard me mixing this song and recording new parts and asked me, "is this your new song?" She then took out her phone and played a voice memo of her singing a melody that was strikingly similar to parts of this song. It was essentially the same song. Think about that one for a minute.....
This song has an acoustic, an electric, and another electric in Nashville tuning. It also has a bass and drums.
My wife is going to sing this one.