I admit it, I now listen to the charts…
Being a songwriter I figure I should know what’s selling, get myself a little more contemporary.
Turns out guitar-driven blues-rock isn’t currently the most popular type of music in the UK! I know, a revelation huh?!
What does seem to be up there is dancy-pop. So in the spirit of stepping out my comfort zone, that’s what I set out to write.
The chorus came to me late at night, laying in bed, trying to sleep. Come 2am in the kitchen, playing quiet as a mouse, I’m recording the idea.
Later that day (after a few small hours of sleep) I recorded the song, finding a verse and adding the lyrics.
For the visuals I always had “Moulin Rouge!” in mind, starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.
I thought Baz Lurhmann’s spectacularly opulent, vibrantly energetic masterpiece would be the ideal visual fodder to match this uptempo song.
Hope you agree with my choice!
And, as always, if you like the song and video please share.