Singled Out: Campfire OK's Wishing You The Best

Today Mychal Cohen from Campfire OK tells us about "Wishing You The Best," the first single from upcoming album, "When You Have Arrived," which was released this week. Here is the story:

I will start out by saying "Wishing You The Best" was originally written on piano. It was pretty much a punk/metal/piano song. I am not even kidding. It was crazy. Like Mastadon meets Ben Folds type of crazy. I originally wrote it about 5 years ago when I only played piano, and I would sneak in to the practice rooms in the Seattle University music building (which I was eventually kicked out of and banned from campus). It is about lovers being too needy and overbearing but not knowing how to get out of that cycle even though they know it is ruining their relationships.

It was tracked for the first album, but never made the cut. About 5 months before we released the first album, we decided to start walking in to restaurants unannounced like mariachi bands and play a song for people so we could continually have an audience without having proper shows. The only catch was we didn't have a song we could do that with that was catchy and simple, and one that I could play guitar on (since carrying a piano is a bit out of the question). So I told my friend Brit that I could rewrite that song with using one note in the verse, and 4 notes in the chorus. With that, the song was finished. We have played it live the same way ever since.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and check out the video here and then learn more about the album right here!

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