Simple Love

Hello    

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. 

​Cheers  

Dave

2 comments

  • Ed Bejzak
    Ed Bejzak Henderson, NC
    I wouldn't have pulled the Steve Wilson influence from the initial listen, but can certainly see the touches inspired by his craft& that of the others you mentioned. As a true artist, you've put your own spin on it all.

    I wouldn't have pulled the Steve Wilson influence from the initial listen, but can certainly see the touches inspired by his craft& that of the others you mentioned. As a true artist, you've put your own spin on it all.

  • David Husted
    David Husted
    Thanks Ed......the Wilson music was the inspiration to press forward in the creation process. That is about where any similarity to the "Wilson" style and craftsmanship ends despite my "wanting" it to be otherwise when I started.

    Thanks Ed......the Wilson music was the inspiration to press forward in the creation process. That is about where any similarity to the "Wilson" style and craftsmanship ends despite my "wanting" it to be otherwise when I started.

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