‘Times’ is the most “rock” of the songs I’ve demo’d so far. Unusually for me this song actually started out with the bassline instead of the guitar, leading to something a bit more driving than the other songs.
I’m not really 100% sure how this song will fit alongside the others without some rejigging but at least the acoustic guitars in the chorus tie it in slightly. Maybe adding a bit more electric guitar to the other songs would help. There’s also the possibility of adding a few more predominantly electric songs down the line. On previous albums I’ve had much more electric guitar than on this album and I like the variety that gives so I don’t see why this one shouldn’t have a couple of rockers as well.
This song was written at the same time as Fought the Things but couldn’t really be more different. This one is, more than anything else I’ll probably end up posting here, not much more than a sketch of a song. There isn’t really much in the way of a song structure and it sounds very 80s. I think it’s just one drum and synth loop used the whole way through the entire song! Not exactly inspired but I like the melody so I don’t want to scrap the whole thing.
I contemplated not putting this up because it really is so rough and quite silly but I thought I might as well. The whole point in this blog is document the evolution of these songs from their initial stages through to something more complete and well thought out. Occasionally that will mean posting something that’s maybe not ideal but captures the main ideas of the song.