This took longer than intended (as usual) but I finally have the reworked version of the song My Everything ready. I came up with this alternative version when I was getting ready to record the original. I’ve become quite a fan of the tv show Live at Dary’s House over the last year & I thought, what would they do with this song. If you’re not familiar with the show, it is Daryl Hall (of Hall & Oates fame) & his band & they have famous artists come over to his beautiful house in upstate New York to play each others songs. I’ve never really been a Hall & Oates fan, although I’ve become familiar & fond of their work through the show. The show is great tv for me, the musicianship & just seeing people have a good time with their music is very enjoyable to me. Thursday nights on Palladia if you’re interested.
So trying to make it a little more upbeat I reworked the chord progression & harmony. I added some keyboard parts, not my forte as you can see, but I wanted to add that depth to give it a little more of that Philly soul sound than guitars alone could allow. There could be more done with the arrangement but my limited experience in full compositions came to the fore. This has taken about 2 months to get to this point, unfortunately that included prolonged periods of down time, not touching the project, various reasons for that but I’m not going into that today.
There were more technical challenges with this recording than with anything previous. I pushed the limits of my system pretty hard. I had the mix upto 28 tracks, causing latency issues, jittering & digital distortion problems. It was workable though doing some track freezing (bouncing) & effect bypasses.
(I finally figured out how to get the ezdrummer channels on separate tracks – happy days)
It might not sound professional, but some of the things I’ve learnt over the last couple of months helped a lot with polishing this & getting a much better defined mix. I enjoyed the process of reworking my own song, I have to be honest though, I still prefer the original. I actually have a better mix for that now than the one I initially put out, I’d swap it out in Soundcloud but you have to pay for that feature & I’m not that bothered, it sounds better, but not that much 🙂
This is the original, more country version
Thanks for reading & even more so for listening.