‘Listen’ is the title of the last of the 3 songs that I am releasing this month! My inspiration of writing original lyrics started with this song so it has a special place for me as this is where my journey of song-writing really started.
The song was originally a piano piece composed as a ballad but Jarome decided to experiment with the song to see what we could do with it. He tried some different ideas that I hadn’t explored before but I wasn’t sure about whether they were working. It was all so new to me and I felt I was just starting to break out of the regular mold of writing music that I was used to. So we tried several different versions with various arrangements. After hearing all the versions, I asked for a simpler arrangement with strings but felt it didn’t work either. We left the song for quite a while to just let it sit and see how it felt after a few months. I finally decided to go with a version with original drums because it had more impact and energy. With Jarome’s recommendation, we changed the structure of the song quite a bit and added a stronger chorus with the background harmonies you will hear with the words, ‘Listen to how I feel.’ It finally felt right and I’m ecstatic with the result of the song. I’m tempted to let you hear the original version with the piano. I may decide to post it in a subsequent blog just for fun so you can hear the difference and how far it has come.
I won’t share the meaning of ‘Listen’ in this blog as Ill let you create your own idea of the meaning of the song. Let me know what you think. Enjoy!
You can hear ‘Listen’ below:
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