Tell me something about yourself
"Somedays I take my bass out of its case and I just zip up the case around me. Then it gets too comfortable, uncomfortably comfortable. Daniel and Alex bring me out of the bass case. They're okay with getting uncomfortable. They're okay with things getting dissonant and concave. Eventually, it comes full circle (of fifths) and ends up as it should be, with more depth and beauty than I could have first imagined. I feel blessed to get to give them a piece of music and have them transform it. It's not everyday you find folks like that."
Tell me something about this song
"I started writing this song with Hendrix's abstract style and rhetoric in mind. The message became a little more spiritual. In most of my writing the song structure will follow the plot structure. There are the verses and a realization inside of them. With this song both big breaks come after these realizations in the writing. A friend of mine had written a riff line for this song that was really similar to The Beatles 'Come Together'. I liked the taste of that, the songs are both heavy, but I wanted the music to mimic this train track mindset from the song so I changed the bass line. A faster more chugga-chugga feel, a different rhythm, and a walk down to follow suit, more consecutive less jumpy. That bass line is now one of my favorites but it took a lot of tweaking. Learning to sing the lyrics over that line was the hardest part for me because the lyrics and melodic rhythm are juxtaposed against it. It's always a challenge but I'm particularly thankful for how it paid off in this song. "