Today indie rock/country/Americana star Shane Gamble tells us about "Turn My Way," the hit single from his forthcoming self-titled album which is set to hit stores on September 18th. Here is the story:
"Turn My Way" is a track that was written quite quickly on my studio couch one day. The basic premise of the song is about a guy that sees a girl that just blows him away... but she doesn't really notice him. It's his determination to meet the girl that propels the song.
Originally, I made an acoustic "demo" of "Turn My Way" that I just LOVED. To me the song felt done. It was essentially acoustic guitar vocal and a set of concert bells for the pre chorus. At this same time I was talking with Atlanta based producer Rick Beato. Rick said, "why don't you send me some new songs?"... So I said, "well, I have this new song 'Turn My Way' that I just recorded but I might just keep it like it is." He responded, "Shane..."I'm a producer! send it to me!" After he heard the song he called me and said "Dude, I have to produce this song...I got it"... So off to Atlanta from Washington, DC I fly... As it turns out, Rick did and amazing job producing the song!
I found that tempo was a really important factor. For this song, it needed to have enough drive to feel urgent, but enough space to allow the lyrical message to breathe. By the time I got off the airplane and arrived back home the song was well on its way to sounding complete, but there was one element missing; the female vocal. So Rick provided me the tracks and I completed the song at my Maryland studio by pulling in good friend Jaqueline Claypool on harmony vocals. The song is now complete, it tells the whole story. Enjoy!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!