The second single from the album Bare Wood 2 will be released in the beginning of July. The image I selected for “Saudade” is one I took with my phone in December. When I stop to think about that, it is so amazing that a phone pic is now good enough for a cover.
I love the space of this track, the pace of the music, and how the rhythm switches between waltz and 4/4.
Last November I wrote this:
“Saudade” – I already mentioned Jon’s beautiful bowed bass work on that piece in an earlier post. The piece starts with a chorus that plays 3/4 against 4/4. During the chorus the rhythm guitar on the right side accents the waltz, which also makes that part sound a little slower, since three beats per bar move more slowly than four beats per bar. I love the way the melody stretches forward and starts to play ahead of the beat at 2’45”, before rejoining the beat at 2’53”. I added the section that starts at 4’05” to feature the bowed bass and because I wanted to hear more of it.