SONG: “In the Light”
ABSTRACT: This started with a drum beat, then moved up to a super simple guitar figure (Young Marble Giants-style). Then, a contrapunctal bass (Pedro the Lion-style), and finally, hmm. Some words.
I wanted to write about the rover drilling into Mars, but there wasn’t much to say there that I hadn’t already said. But the idea of giving up eating to get energy from sunlight… that was a new thing. It’s breaking up with food (or maybe not eating after a break-up) but also doing it to embrace something bigger and brighter. Those elevated little salamanders….
Originally, I intended to not have choruses, just a chorus-like bridge, but it turned out to be hard to make that work without sounding either meandering (no structure) or repetitive (all structure). Go figure.