Singled Out: Candice Night's Call it Love

10/11/2011
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Blackmore's Night's Candice Night is releasing her new solo album "Reflections" today and to celebrate we asked her to tell us a little bit about the first single "Call it Love". Here is the story:

Although I released Call It Love from my cd Reflections as my 1st radio single, it was a song that I had written and recorded years before in a completely different style than what wound up on the cd. Originally, when I first sat down with a producer to breathe life into it from the skeletal way that I write, (just piano and voice), his approach was in a very different vein than I heard it in my head. It wound up turning out more basic, even slightly jazzy, and my original vision of the song was worlds away from the direction that the producer brought it to.

So when I decided to compile some songs for my 1st solo cd release, Call It Love was one of the ones I really wanted to try to approach again with the hopes of recreating it in the way that I had heard it in my head from the start. It was important for me to be able to add this song on the cd because it was so true to so many situations I had been through or seen through friends and family, lyrically. Just a simple storyline of true love, yet as we go through relationships, even if they feel so right often we are scarred by what we have been through before, or don't want to put a scary big word like "love" to define our feelings because it is the admission of something so much deeper, and that makes us vulnerable. So we call these feelings anything else to escape the gravity of the scary love situation, which makes it so much easier to run away, if we need to , and escape is an easy way out. Serious emotions can be frightening and confining. We call it luck or "fate that our paths have crossed", or "its a dream to be with someone like ..." and finally when we are ready we take that scary leap and actually use the "L" word. Love. Then somehow it all fits into place.

With my BN producer, we worked out the instrumentation that I originally heard in my head, added a few parts in the arrangement, some Beatle-esque background harmonies to the bridge and finally it took shape to be the song I always knew it could be.

Now that you know the story behind the song, learn more about the album right here!

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