All or Nothing w/ Bank Sinatra (produced by Goodwill)
My friend Bank Sinatra is dropping some big news tomorrow. In honor of this, I thought I’d go ahead and debut another song from my upcoming record Heroes Eventually Die, featuring the god himself. Produced by Goodwill, mixed and recorded by Terminill, this just might be Top Shelf in midseason form. Free download, so go on and spread love.
Was sex on the first date a red flag? Maybe the good kind, you say. A smile and a memory. You had no idea it could happen so fast. The texts and the trips and the too much honesty. The drinks taste better with company and the hangovers more bearable in the comfort of arms. Yet doubt always creeps in, with its questions and numbers and subsequent approximations. You had no idea during your first fight, you couldn’t, but you definitely knew well before your last. The pain and forgiveness, the triumph of priorities. She will always value what she loves about you greater than what she despises, you hope. But even then, you didn’t know. The volatility was nothing to the jealousy, the jealousy nothing to the resentment. The pain and the joy and the voicemails you still haven’t heard. The best and the worst Sundays of your life. Feeling like everything could be different tomorrow. You were pretty sure her cat really liked you.
(Please file under ‘Examples of Egregiously Careless Songwriting Volume I’)
You may have actually heard this joint before. “King For A Day” was originally planned to be the first single from INYIM and even got some airplay on early episodes of the Northwest Break Out Show. Produced by TROX, this was one of two INYIM1 songs I initially recorded at Momentum w/ Zebulon-Dak.2 “All in Together” was recorded the same day; both songs remain two of my favorite all-time solo cuts.
A certain portion of “King for a Day” was written on the spot. This unfortunately led to some rather confusing lyrics. In what I believe to be the most egregious example of careless songwriting in my rather uneventful career, I rap, “blame it on Brenda but nobody ever seen the gun, sometimes you gotta let it all go.” I’ll let you stare at that for a moment.
Here’s what happened: I completely confused two songs and essentially mashed them up in my head. You are probably familiar with 2Pac’s “Brenda’s Got a Baby.” Likewise, you might know Aerosmith’s “Janie’s Got a Gun.” Can you see where this is going? If only we lived in a world where Janie had a baby and Brenda had packed a tool,3 perhaps then my careless songwriting would have been a little less egregious. Sometimes you just gotta take the L.
1The reasons behind the delay of this record are a different novel in and by itself. I’ll eventually come clean, promise. I’d even tell you it was going to come out some day if I thought you might believe me.
2 I say ‘initially’ because I took the mixes to Term, got the beats tracked out, added layers to the chorus and blah blah blah.
3 She clearly wasn’t packing prophylactics.