Happy New Year to you all! 2018 is only a few weeks old but there is no point hanging about, when new music is ready it must be released, why wait?
This double single Turn Up The Love features a Part I and a Part II as both songs share a similar lyric. I always thought it a tad pretentious (or just silly) when artists released a song in parts but yet here i am doing it – ah well.
The songs are far from similar musically but their themes (do songs really have themes?) are identical, mostly because i was unable to think anything else. Turn Up The Love is a phrase saying i felt suited my attitude to the world, there needs to be more love, so let’s turn it up!
See what you think of the songs in the SoundCloud link below and read on if you’re keen to know anything more about the tracks.
Part I: So Come On!
While mixing this track we decided fell under the category positive, ’80s, pop-punk. Just 2 chords (well 4 if you count the middle 8), a lot of noise and a message of “sod it you only live once” so why not be kind and try for your dreams.
It only took 2 sessions to complete, as did the following track. I’m not one to spend a lot of time recording if i can help it, some songs though need more work than others but in this case raw and simple worked.
Part II: Let’s Take The Time
Originally this didn’t have the words turn up the love in the lyric but every time i played the chorus (or bridge, whatever you want to call it – the different bit) they fit much better than what previously was in there, so i just thought “sod it, i’ll use Turn Up The Love twice“.
This is more a gentle call for love and a song about reflection and being sure not to let life control you but for you to control it.
Lyrics for both these songs can be found at my Bandcamp page – https://rossmayhew.bandcamp.com/album/turn-up-the-love
There is more music on the way so stay tuned for that but until then just keep turning up the love!