The first music completed during the Coronavirus lockdown chez Heda turned into an intense mix of loud guitars with a ten-voice choir taking over the coda: https://soundcloud.com/hedaband/tick
The latest track by Heda released on SoundCloud. Listen for free:
A slight change of pace for this new song:
Not a ballad. Not a love song. Not about a girl.
Latest posting on Soundcloud before Winter sets in…
Approximately 50% of this song is an E7 chord! Oh, the inspiration of the greats like R. D. D. !
I always liked the Mellotron flute in this track. It must remind me of those sixties psychedelic songs that combine lightness and heaviness in unique ways. It would have been a little too gloomy without it, I think, and it weaves beautifully round the guitar.
The Audio Page is here: http://heda.org.uk/?page_id=35 with complete lyrics.
There are well-written songs and there are great-sounding tracks. I’m obsessed with the idea of aiming for both at once. This is one of the more traditional recent songs in the sense that it is about as close to a ballad as I really want to go. Lyrically it’s a little melancholy existentialist scenario rather than a narrative but it has a classic verse/chorus/middle-eight song structure. This one’s in Em if you want to play along.
I’ve settled on the final masters for the new tracks. I’m using Soundcloud to make streams of songs available and hopefully get some feedback. The songs will be on rotation with a few available at a time. To get going and blow the cobwebs away, the first track is the awesome in-your-face Parasite which is a sort of abstracted protest song.
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The audio page: http://heda.org.uk/?page_id=35