staring at the sun

When we recorded Music For Elevators, we had a recurring piano figure appear a few times throughout the album.  George (Sarah) asked me to write some lyrics for one of these moments, towards the end of the CD – I wrote Staring at the Sun, and we recorded it, spoken, with massive amounts of reverb on it.
When I was putting songs together for the current album, I came across the lyrics – a love song with a bit of a difference – and decided to write a more cohesive melody to them.  In putting the demo together, I played with the dynamic of switching between drum loops and live drums and it was a joy to record at Riverside.  Seb set up ambient mics all around the studio – even one down the stairs – to get the huge sound out of Jimmy’s drums.

 

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  • DJ Laurie B
    DJ Laurie B
    Really love the way this song came out! I always wondered if there was more to it than what we heard on Music For Elevators. The imagery in the original lyrics was so captivating, happy to hear the rest. Great title track on an incredible album. SO worth the wait! lol! Thanks Tony. Peace~

    Really love the way this song came out! I always wondered if there was more to it than what we heard on Music For Elevators. The imagery in the original lyrics was so captivating, happy to hear the rest. Great title track on an incredible album. SO worth the wait! lol! Thanks Tony. Peace~

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