I don’t do feel-good songs. I really don’t. Maybe I will someday – I’m not philosophically opposed to them or anything. I’d like to write a couple, if for no other reason than to throw everything else into sharp relief. That said, if I did write one, in the here and now, if there is hope to be found in any of my songs… it’s here. Don’t believe me? Don’t think I can? That’s okay. Listen to the music:
<a href="http://crimeandtheforcesofevil.bandcamp.com/track/stars">Stars by Crime and the Forces of Evil</a>
I’ve never been happy with a bass line like I’m happy with this one. It was really hard to bring its levels down in the verses and other places where it needed to be, because I wanted all the notes of it right out there in front. For a few minutes, I was so much better on that bass than I actually am, and I just thank the gods that I got it recorded. Don’t ask me to do it again, tho’ I’ll sure as hell be trying. Scroll up and listen to the music.

In fact, I was about three days away from giving up on this song. If not for forever, at least for a long time, because bass aside, I couldn’t summon the vocal chops to make it happen. Not the way it should’ve been happening. Then, somehow, the bass line I shouldn’t’ve been able to perform pulled vocals out of me that I hadn’t been able to perform – seriously, it felt like it physically grabbed me and said Do. Now. And I did. Now I just need to be able to do it all the time.

But don’t take my word for it. You don’t have to. Listen to the music. It’s all right here. Just hit play.
<a href="http://crimeandtheforcesofevil.bandcamp.com/track/stars">Stars by Crime and the Forces of Evil</a>