I was scouring iTunes, Spotify as well as my own collection of music for ideas and inspiration for my next song. I was in a bit of a flat spot creatively and nothing was hitting the "home run" for me. I somehow landed on Steven Wilson's web site (of Porcupine Tree fame) and began reading about his latest project work. This led me to his last album Hand.Cannot.Erase. A real gem. His technical craftmanship balanced against plain old good tunes reminds me of Rush, a little bit of Yes, ELP, and Dream Theater. I decided to think big and try to mimic the style and technical wizardry of these artists. I used Steve Wilson's song Hand.Cannot.Erase as my reference track.
What came out is far, far from the brilliant playing, mixing and mastering of this album. However, a song did arrive. It is called "Simple Love". It does not sound much like a Steven Wilson song AND I would not call it prog rock by a long shot BUT I did add a fairly in-depth "prog rock" like power organ driven riff in the middle. The muse returned and I was on fire last weekend putting final touches on this new original.
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and thanks for giving the song a spin.