DAY 6: Port Clyde
Below is a link to google drive folder containing ALL the things listed in more detail below! (instrumental version, extra songs, lyrics, and more)
“So the last shall be first and the first last…” – Matthew 20:16
I guess I took this scripture a little too literally. I wrote the first track of the EP, “Yellow Lines,” right before going into the recording studio. “Port Clyde” was the one that started it all. It was a tricky one to finish, but I started writing it in December 2018, probably finished it in March or April.
Below is a picture of Billy Joel’s scribbled out draft for his hit “My Life.” I saw it on my trip through Cleveland when I stopped at the Rock Hall of Fame. It was great to see that someone as legendary as Billy Joel had to cross lyrics out, and I LOVE that you can actually see what the lyrics were before. Port Clyde was written and rewritten over and over, and while I wouldn’t dare say it was comparable to “My Life,” it was comforting to see that rewriting is part of his process.
Recording the drums was one of my favorite parts of the recording process for this EP. Mitch had them recorded at Marko G‘s studio in Provo, UT (Lindsey Sterling, Alex Boyé, David Osmond). The amazing Nate Smeding brought his A game to the drumming session. I am so happy with how they turned out on the record!
Thanks for joining me. I appreciate it very much, and I hope it brought some worthwhile insights to you. Keep listening to “Anywhere in the World,” and send me any comments you have, I would love to hear from you.