Okay, world — so, for the five people who probably read this blog (hi, bee tea dubs:), while I posted about Towers in an earlier post, I actually did not hear it until a few days later.
Sometimes, as you all know, life can get busy.
I wanted to share with you all, though, that upon hearing it, it definitely has song of the week potential - and, you know, what, maybe it is! Towers (On My Way), the acoustic version, is haunting, beautiful and the tempo is just…different (for a lack of a better word) than the original hard rocking track off of Bones. You can purchase this song, by the way, through iTunes or Amazon. Perhaps there are snippets on YouTube, as well.
I have enjoyed all of YG's acoustic songs…so this is nothing new, but I like how, when the band creates these versions it varies quite a bit from both an instrumental and musical perspective. You can hear the different layers of audio and instruments, especially the range of percussion sounds. Compiled all together, this song, especially, just sounds brilliant with all of these elements (not to be confused with that song from All Our Kings Are Dead, mind you.) :)
Wouldn’t it have been amazing (or maybe it’s just me) to have been in the studio with them for at least a part of their session when they were recording this track and learned//shadowed how they decided to mix and put it together the way they did?
This is a wonderful example of music being true art. How do musical artists know what can go where? Is it like other art, where you just think, ‘well, hey, let’s add a little bit of the maracas here to showcase the percussion quality of the song’? Or, is it a pick-and-choose and/or guess and check type of method? Any insight on this would be great - feel free to let me know. :)
I encourage and recommend you all to listen to this song especially if you like acoustic works by artists and/or slow melodic songs. I think its these types of works that not only add a whole other vibe to the original song, itself, but it also provides greater meaning to the song, as a whole. It can be interpreted on an entirely different level and/or maybe it’s just me, your mind just wanders and you start to envision all of these creative writing/music video/film ideas that you’d love to talk with the band about and/or write for the world to be amazed with (in great hopes).
That last part was probably all me (ha), but I really feel music as an art can be an excellent outlet for creativity and/or inspire it.
I hope you can listen and perhaps even be a bit inspired and/or feel reflective about your own creative pursuits.
As always, free to let me know your thoughts.
Happy early Monday and best wishes for a great week. You deserve it. Don’t settle for anything short of awesome. Always remember that there is beauty and passion in the world — if you really try, you can see, feel, hear and be just that.
Best and thanks,