Off "Man With No Country" (Amulet Records, NYC) 2013
am good at falling at love but not always living in it. I want to exist in some other feeling. I wrote this song, "How To Trust a Lover" after a loss I thought I wanted. Some hurt to awaken me in some new place. I was afraid I was losing whatever hurried blood I had. Worried my imagination was growing dull. Worried from knowing that I was like everyone.
I recorded the song as solo guitar and sang it afterwards. Anton Fier produced the record, and decided to leave it mostly as voice and guitar. We didn't really talk about that decision, but I know he appreciates the honest expression of vulnerability. Honest, and its good.
We talked about playing a melody line or solo on it, and it didn't feel right to me to overdub guitar. Guitar solos I've done too many of to impose that on a song like this. I suggested Steven Bernstein come play one note. His one note isn't like anyone else's. It hangs in the beautiful spots. He ended up playing three notes. I wasn't there when he tracked, but its my favorite moment on the record. Erik Deutsch plays the B3.
"Man With No Country" is the record, out on Amulet Records and available at stores and online everywhere.