I can’t remember how long ago it was when Laura Theis and I first started talking about recording an album together. The basic idea was that we would record a little over half of the tracks with a stripped down band in a studio, and then I would layer in all the rest of the stuff afterwards. That’s generally how I work best, tweaking tracks in small chunks over a long period of time, while working on several projects at once. But it does mean it takes a long long time to complete. It’s probably been about 3 years. But I’m really happy with the result, and I think/hope Laura is too. Continue reading
Track 2, and the title track, of Badass Snow White. Laura talked about always being frustrated when growing up with how lame and passive and annoying the heroines in fairy tales were. Best encapsulated, perhaps, by the lyrics ‘I’m fed up of lying here in this glass coffin / Always hoping that some prince is gonna come / For when he does I doubt that he’ll be charming / Kissing dead girls is a hobby I find alarming…’
Hopefully this song goes some way to redressing the balance.
No magical mirrors on the wall were smashed in the making of this rhythm track. Or, at least, were smashed by me.