Beau Burchell is the guitarist from Saosin and also the dude who mixed You Were Never Alone. He Hangs out this episode to break down mixing and to talk about this track.
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On this episode Matt sits down in a hotel room with Matt MacDonald of BC Music and The Classic Crime to discuss this track, the music business, singing, music theroy and Matt's favorite guitar part on the whole album.
To the Deep. If there was a song that we were gonna send or work to radio on this album, this would be it. It’s catchy and has a big chorus that repeats, and has the classic verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus format. BUT, we dont give a shit about radio and didn’t make this song that way on purpose, it just turned out that way. It is Dave, our drummer’s favorite song, has no screaming, and is track seven on our new album, You Were Never Alone.
Track 6 on the Emery record is called Pink Slip. The full song is played at the end of the episode. We discuss drum recording and raw sounds from the record as well and the "musical climax" of the record.
Track 5 on the Emery record is called The Less You Say. The full song is played early in the episode as well as at the very end. Toby is back for this episode and we spend a good amount of time talking about lyrics and meanings.
Track 4 on the Emery record is called The Beginning . The full song is played at the end of the episode. This episode shows the process of for writing, arranging, and collaborting.
Track 3 on the Emery record is called Hard Times. The full song is played at the end of the episode, and before that, Matt and Toby play the original demo and dicuss time changes, key changes, melody writing and vocal tuning.
Track 2 on the Emery record is called Thrash. Matt, Toby and drummer Dave Powell discuss the song, screaming techniques and drum arranging.
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