The Creative Process –
The process for producing Lo-fi EP ‘2+2’ was thanks in large part to constantly listening to a lot of indie folk artists, especially Joshua James. His use of high reverb helped set the tone for writing when, one day, I discovered by chance a sound that set the wheels in motion for writing one of the songs. You see, I’d been playing with my Roland Micro Cube amp. I was leaning it against the wall at one end of the room, and playing my acoustic guitar at the other end. As I was playing around with some initial concepts, I pressed ‘record’ on my iPhone. When I played back the rough, it was very cool: I could hear the real sound of the acoustic guitar yet also hear an effect from the amp that was distorted and kind of lo-fi.
This essentially set the tone for the rest of the EP: stripped down songs sound-wise and stripped down lyrics, honest and organic. You can listen to them and take from them what you will. Nevertheless, I can give you a brief description of what each song is about though the lyrics will tell you much more :-).
The Other Side talks about intolerance yet still seeking hope as the tool that will win the day
River Running compares a stream becoming a river with a child becoming a man and the course we journey through
Try Coming Round revolves around a conversation between a cynic and an optimist
You Never Knew Me is the poetry of a life’s journey that invariably involves three moments in time: past, present, future.
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