This track has been sitting around for a while 📚 // I wrote the song-song part 5 years ago for Mother’s Day. I was so curious to see what Dwayne could do with it and was blown away by his honest writing and delivery. My personal fav is the parts where he sings.
My biggest lessons here were:
Going with where the song wanted to go // Besides bringing Dwayne into the mix, I started out re-recording it just like original but one day, I opened the project up and heard something different (the current ending). It was a “Well, that’s where it wants to go then that’s where we’re going” moment and it felt really, really good to pour into that.
Mixing and Mastering // This took so many tries. So many. It is still a part of the process that I feel so inexperienced and like I’m just barely getting by. The lesson here was to just to go through the tries: adjust, export, check, sit on it, etc over and over. I ended up cheating a bit at the end because I just couldn’t figure out one aspect of Mastering and settled for that being a lesson for another day.