5. January Love
I love variety. I think that's why I released this song. And it's why the next one will sound different.
The focus here was on songwriting. And as far as production goes, the whole idea was that less is more. Totally different than my cover of "The Sound of Silence". I think it's easy to get really excited about all the different parts you "could" add to a song, but harder to know which ones a song "needs". I tried adding piano and bass to this song, and it started sounding like Norah Jones. But it just didn't feel right. I let my roommate listen to it without telling him I was thinking about stripping it down, and he said, "Dude, I think it could go for just acoustic and your voice". So the decision was made!
The idea is that I've made decisions based off of romantic relationships, and that as I'm making my next big move (choosing to move to Nashville) I don't want to get into a relationship and change my mind about going. But obviously I'm torn about it, and part of me wants the relationship anyway.
Hope you enjoy!