edbl beats pt. 22020
edbl beats part 2 features ideas ranging from December 2018 through to December 2019. Some of my favourite beats from the entire LP are on this EP, in particular ‘twentynineteen’ which was my first beat of last year, and was lifted by Jamie Parker’s keys riff which you now hear throughout. I really love ‘edbl guitar’ as it feels like a very ‘me’ guitar part (hence the name) and gave my musicians buddies (Jamie Parker on keys and Mark Perry on trumpet) a chance to flex and have some fun with solos. I have toyed with using my vocals on these tracks, though never felt my vocal tone was right for the style hence the vocoder in ‘ilybnlt’, which actually started because I thought ‘I like you…but not like that’ was a cool idea for a lyric. Hazel Drive in Reading was where I came up with the opening guitar line for that track, whilst rehearsing for friend & artist Sami Switch’s show. I named magpies ‘magpies’ because I asked Instagram what I should call the track and I bloody love Newcastle United so that worked out nicely haha. I also realised the similarity in the opening licks on ‘hazel drive’ and ‘magpies’ once I put them in order hence the ending on ‘hazel drive’ to tie the two together. Overall the release has an upbeat, happy summery vibe to it which I really enjoy. Hope you do too!