Jon posted the short list of the songs they’re deciding on for Fading West on his Instagram page – with notes! Take a look:
Here’s the titles and Jon’s notes (the best we can figure them):
- Nothing At All – Strong, vocal intro… re-sing the cho. and needs counterpoint
- Avalanche – Cho. lyrics unbelievable. Verse is cool. (How does it feel?)
- Stay With Me Now – pre – – great verse, too derivative? as pre-cho? Echo in the answer lines in cho.
- Surrender – No pre-cho.?
- New Years – Re-sing. Replace v. drums. maybe *
- Edge of the Earth – Beautiful.
- Say It Like You Mean It – Needs bridge. Re-sing v. 1 + v. 2. Pre-cho high.
- Euphoria – Re-do vs. perc. Scope lyrics. Re-sing.
- Airy Anthem (Worth The Fight) – Speed up.
- Back to the Beginning – Sort intro. Vocal start. Cho. 1 is too big. Re-sing chorus.
- Slipping Away
- Skin & Bones – Edit violin. Try female voc. in chorus? Or stacking.
- Liberty – Try arpagiated thing for intro. Raf fix yes.
- Saltwater – Rewrite chorus lyric.
- Ba55 – Electric synth. Basic bass. e drums to start till v. 1.5
- The Hard Way – maybe *
- Against The Voices – Bring back “oh’s” in between yous. Organ it up? Jonathan Foreman. Speed it up. Retrack guts/replace with? Maybe *
- Slow Down My Heartbeat – Maybe *. Re-sing end. Verse voc stack? Solo. Needs human element. Guitar delay pre k… fingers…
- Halftime – Maybe to have echo. Gang the cho. Mute drums at end of cho. Harm in cho. Maybe *
- Newborn Innocence – Too tricky verse.
- Fading West – Beatles verse harms. “Ah’s” at top of the cho + whole note. Speed up.
- What It Costs – Cho mute every other one.
- World You Want – Put kids vocals in the verses. Drums in v. 1? Intro too long. Maybe *
- Blood Is Soil – Rewrite. Re-sing.
- Bloodline – Re-sing. Mute all before chorus. Re-write cho. (lyric?)
- Tomorrows Song – Bring it up a couple keys.
DANG that’s an exciting song list! Of course, they’ll be cutting a number of those, but it’s exciting to see some old songs (Blood Is Soil) and fan favorites (Against the Voices) on the list. Leave your reactions to the song list in the comments below!