Song-A-Week Celebration #18
Happy 2012 everybody! Members of B3nson have decided to challenge themselves with the task of collectively releasing at least 1 new song for every week of 2012. Home recordings, demos, live stuff, remixes, collaborations… anything goes! Every week we’ll be posting a new song to our Song-A-Week 2012 Celebration bandcamp page and posting information about the artist and track here on b3nson.net. It’s an exciting project and at the end of 2012 we hope to have at least 52 new recordings to share with you!
Who? Two Dudes Fishing
What? The Art in Heart
Where? Ballston Spa, New York
When? A while ago! Hmm… February?
Why?/How? I was working on a pop song for a contest I got involved with and wanted to do something very catchy using the phrase “You put the ____ in ____”. After brainstorming the line for a while and bouncing the idea off a couple of people I decided I liked “you put the art in heart” the best. I came up with a early version of the chorus and the guitar part and abandoned it for a while. I really liked the guitar part a lot, I thought it sounded like the clash and really wanted to use it for something. I ended up submitting a different song to the contest and came back around to this song a month later when my buddy Jayce was in town looking for something to do. We work-shopped the song and both decided we wanted to take it a different direction. We added in the synth track with the aim of making it sound like the cars. It did for a little while but then we shaped it into something even more fun. Writing the lyrics took about 15 minutes, you can probably tell, but I think it needed the free form silliness to really keep the song bouncy and fresh. The hardest part of this recording was not laughing delivering the lines about Pavarotti. Actually, I couldn’t. Jayce did the last line about Pavarotti solo. We even worked in a Diarrhea joke. Anne Frankly I’m okay with that.
If you or anyone you know would like to participate in the Song-A-Week series: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org