I’m currently compiling a list of new song ideas to complete and record. Over time, I collect loads of chord structure ideas, half finished songs, even just a chorus idea. The hard part is the discipline needed to compile a ‘ready to record’ list, and harder still, to stick to it!
In preparation I tend to find other songs languishing on the hard-drive which I’ve recorded but neglected to mix and polish. Perhaps because working along you can tend to get ‘track deaf’ – that is, the song becomes a stack of tracks which makes for a confusion of ‘what do I do with this lot’ kind of scenario. It’s good step back and re-visit these situations and recently I did just that.
You’re Safe Now is one of those songs where I knew it was going to be a good track but I had loads of recorded parts and it was just a case of deciding what to keep and what to ditch, mix and process the good parts.
Hopefully that is what I achieved with this one! Here it is (let me know what you think):