Incredible To Me Now
Sitting around the house, playing my guitar during another Covid lockdown. I thought, bugger it, why not finally release some of this music you’ve been writing for years?
So, I pulled out a song I wrote in 1994 (27 years ago! Most people listening to it now, weren’t even born then). Don’t switch off now but, I am 57 years old!! (I can hear all those dinosaur jokes now – yes, they’re all very funny and no, honestly I haven’t heard them all before). Too old to start now? NEVER!
I dusted off the first song, 'Incredible To Me Now' and took it to Lakehouse Audio, which just happens to be about a 10 minute walk from my place, on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW, Australia.
Simon Dobson produced the song beautifully. He has a brilliant musical mind and between us we turned that old tune of mine into a haunting modern piece, that I am exceptionally proud of.
The song itself came to me at a pretty dark time in my life. I was living alone in a shitty little flat that was full of cockroaches and working in a shitty job that I hated. I had also recently injured my back and so I was feeling particularly sorry for myself.
“Incredible” was a bit of a look back at the life I’d had before, albeit through rose coloured glasses – which I didn’t realise at the time, and a longing to have something like that again.
The haunting sound of “Incredible” comes from the conservative use of electric guitar with a drawn out effect and also from the keyboard.
Simon and I were discussing how 80’s sounds were really in at the moment. So he added an effect to the keyboard that was extremely 80’s. Then he said that 90’s stuff was starting to become popular again too. So he “orchestrated” some more keyboard to go over the top. The combination of these two sounds makes the song what it is. Lyric’s are always important to me but you don’t listen to the lyrics if you don’t like the sound that comes with them.
So, there you go. That’s 'Incredible To Me Now'. I Hope you enjoy it, it’s been a hell of a long time in the making.