The new single Birmingham comes out tomorrow. I've been working on this one for awhile. I had started on it at my previous house and just recently started working on it again now that my studio room in the new house is complete.
Jerry Sumner, from Kansas City, handles vocals on the verses. He does a great job and really knows how to pull an audience in. I sing the chorus and the two of us together have captured some magic here. On the drums is Troy Schuster, also from Kansas City. Troy and I played together in the band Submytion. Troy's daughter, Kylie Schuster, tagged along to the studio to watch since she and her friends in college have a rock band. We needed a harmony for the chorus and Kylie just started singing a harmony part and we put a microphone in front of her as fast as we could. Carter Green, the studio owner at GreenJeans Studios, also added a harmony part and things really came together.
What is Birmingham about? I use the term "Birmingham" not as a exact location but as some end point a person wants to reach. It could be a goal, a career move, a life style change. As you get closer or arrive at Birmingham ( your end point) you realize it is not what you wanted at all and you "lose your way" or become confused about life and you feel hopeless. The verses represent the person in the song becoming lost.
The chorus is more of a Narrator part and is the uplifting piece, speaking about what we should do when our friends or loved ones lose their way in life. Let them know you love them, Don't give up, help them find their way again. Isn't that the friend we'd all like to have.
It's just a good song to rock out to. Enjoy it.