I was watching Better Off Dead a lot when I was writing The Interstellar Chronicles. Inside scoop, I almost put a cover of “Arrested By You” by Rupert Hines on the EP as a bonus track. Maybe on the next one .. we’ll see.
This song has a special place for me since it marks the first song I completely recorded live in this genre. All the parts, all the voicing were built and played while I was recording the song.
I’ve played live and recorded live other styles of music plenty of times. Synthwave however, doesn’t really lend itself to that method all that much. So many layers and pieces coming in and out. I’m not saying there aren’t people who do it, but it is way easier to just sequence everything and let it ride.
having to craft and time everything correctly was a huge challenge for me, personally. Overall, I’m happy with the result. Some parts could have been better or more refined. But in the end, it is me and only me playing from start to finish. I’m very excited to start doing more work this way. Even if it means making less complicated songs for now, it is pushing me in directions I never would have went before. That is what it is all about, right?