Today Preston Cochran tells us about the song "Plain to See" from his brand new album "Stumble into Tomorrow". Here is the story:
In Spring 2012 I started listening to a lot of Neil Young's album, "Harvest Moon." I think this album had a lot of subconscious influence on the main acoustic riff of "Plain to See." That riff came first, and then the verse and chorus melodies just kind of fell into place. Lyrics came last and ended up being the hardest part about writing the song.
My producer, Alan Weatherhead, suggested that we add a bit of a Byrds flair to the recording. This additional jangle can be heard in the electric twelve-string that's sprinkled throughout the song.
I've always loved the three part harmonies of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, so I definitely tried to channel some of that into the recording as well. I ultimately end up using bits and pieces of outside influences and combining them into certain parts of my own songs.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!