Once again, I am releasing the tune in advance of the deadline as I expect little opportunity to rework it by then. Without further ado:
Always Something Better
As before, you are free to play it, share it, sample it, remix it, soundtrack it, mash it, snort it, bake it in a pie - all so long as you don't steal my thunder, make a fortune, or refuse to spread the love. Somehow I suspect this won't be a problem.
I actually had a harder time with this song than the first one, at least in terms of writing it. It lends itself well to different arrangements, and while that can be a good thing, it also meant it was much harder to lock ideas down. The initial plan was to have it as a sad and melancholy-sounding solo acoustic tune. There were two problems with that. First, the song was made entirely up of my three weakest areas: my vocals, my lyricism, and my acoustic finger-picking. Secondly, it turns out that sad and melancholy-sounding tunes have a way of sounding sad and melancholy. While there are a time and place for those, I think in the end I just wanted this tune to be a little more light-hearted and fun - relatively, anyway.
It's been fun to venture outside of what I would normally expect to hear from myself, but I feel like it's about time to break out something bluesy, gritty and loud. Stay tuned.