It's been a while since I posted my progress of recording an EP/album with Modern Vintage Recordings. Today I would use one word to describe today's meeting...amazing. We recorded the strings and bass for "A Builder," and when we played it back, I actually got chills. The song now has life and magic oozing out of it. It will truly be one of the most powerful tracks on the EP.
This day is what every songwriter dreams of. The day when their "creation" comes alive...like Frankenstein. I wrote this song with just piano and only imagined the strings and other instruments in my mind. It's a relief to have wonderful producers who understand what I describe, and then make it happen. Now all the power, emotion, and beauty I dreamed for this track is well in place.
Here is a short video. First you'll see my producer, Eshy, tracking the bass. Then you'll hear just the strings play back. Again with the disclaimer - final vocal track is still a ways down the road, so try not to let my current vocals ruin the magic for you. Can you feel the magic? Can you?!?!
"A Builder" words and music by Elizabeth Grimes, Copyright 2009
Here are my blogs in order, as I chronicle my process to record an EP with Modern Vintage Recordings: