'If the Sun Don't Shine' is a song we wrote about when things don't go so great, it's still going to be ok. It's actually a really pretty song and quite cute I think. It's one David sings and I just really like the concept and the way the song flows. It does kind of feel like it's going to be ok. We did a live video of the song for people to have a little look and just released that today. It's a bit of a preview since the song is part of the album that won't be released until May. I'm really curious to see if folks like it the way I do.
The live recorded sound is always a tricky thing to get just right since you can't mix it as well as you might with everything recorded on it's own signal. But I think live is special in a way that a recording can't ever quite get to. Live sort of captures the exact emotions and feel of the song completely in context with everything else. Vocals and instruments are together feeling everything together and coming up with the final impression that the song leaves you with. It's kind of a special thing. There are plenty of recorded songs I absolutely love as well, but I do love me a live performance.
Poor David, in this song 'If the Sun Don't Shine' a lot of things go wrong for him. I think that's why it's cute for me (ha! how mean am I...?). Everything from his car breaking down, the door on his house frozen shut, he loses his job, and then when he sits down to play his guitar, it's too loud for his neighbour and he gets shit for that. It's sort of rough. But he still finds hope to be ok and push his blues away. It's a lovely message I think and I really love playing the bouzouki in it. The two instruments seem to find a little niche together in this one. I really hope you like it.
And here it is Friday. We are playing London Belle tonight, entertaining the good folks that come by from 6 till 9pm. We'd sure love to see you out there sharing some love if your in the neighbourhood. It's another one of those hopeful Fridays that feel like something really good is around the corner.