Lenny, Doug & Dave. Thankyou. You have NO idea how timely your feedback is. Matt has been agonising over this humble wee tune, getting quite obsessed and full of doubt. Questioning so much and literally losing sleep over it!
I have no doubt he’s hit saturation point, and completely lost all ability to judge or make impartial and objective assessments about what this song is and how it sounds. I actually told him today in our 65th email exchange to step back, take a break, put this to one side and re-assess after a week or so.
BUT I did just today pass on your feedback…because I think it’s exactly what he needed to hear. AND (phew!) - it was well received and I think snapped him back into reality.
I have to say… working with other people and their songs and then subsequently witnessing their ‘process’ as the song unfolds has been both extremely challenging at times and yet at the same time quite illuminating. I am still often quite stunned by the level of obsession and anxiety that some of these guys put themselves through…alomst as if its a life and death situation. Fascinating really.
Still, Matt was very appreciative of my rather forward advice, called me a ‘good soul’ (whatever that is) and agreed he needed to ‘take a chill pill’. And then whooped with joy when I later shared YOUR feedback.
And, at the end of the day, that’s what its all about.