Well, it was bound to happen eventually. Breaking with recent tradition, I decided to record a song with a 'full band' sound. Delve further into the controversial move (and hear the tasty results) after the jump!
Ladies, gentlemen, and smizmars, I give you "Every Good Soldier," the 5th song from my forthcoming EP (to be titled Heroes and Heathens, as we learned in last week's instalment of the CFord Digest)! It's a sort of soul ballad. As I was recording this down at Rukkus House Studios in late March, I had a general idea of the shape of the song - having performed it frequently at recent gigs and even on air during my last radio show - but I wasn't too sure of what to do about getting some more instrumentation involved. I told the engineer that I'd love to do some claps or snaps to give it an off-the-floor feel. "Dude," he retorted, "this song needs, like, 3 mournful black women from the 1950s singing gospel."
While the gospel-eers were not in supply, we tried to let that feel and idea guide us. This song is now yours to enjoy; I hope you treat it with the tenderness it deserves!
As of 11:59PM, PST, on Sunday April 7th, we have closed the polls. Ladies and Gentlemen (I assume some of you qualify), I give you the winning title of the new CFord EP, soon to grace digital shelves the world over: