Monday, April 26, 2010
Album 2: Hatful of Hollow
Track 13: Girl Afraid
This is my first use of a tremolo guitar pedal. Johnny Marr uses it a lot, most notably in How Soon Is Now. In fact, I also used the octave pedal on this one as well. I really wanted to capture some of the rock aspect of the music and using the pedals brings me one step closer. If there's anything that continues to perplex me, it's how to incorporate more of Johnny's guitars that I love so much. I am continuously trying new ideas and, although I'm still searching, these experiments have brought me to some interesting places. Whether or not I am able to get more Johnny-ness into the music, I'm glad for this creative push to try new things.
As I was singing this song, I remembered there was a woman known online as 'Girl Afraid' and I was wondering if she was out there somewhere listening. It turns out, she tracked me down a few weeks back and has been very supportive of The Smiths Project, so Dani, this one is for you.
Photograph of Ana Gomez Villafañe by Lam Nguyen, both dear friends of mine.