Singled Out: Jacob Hungsberg's Foolish Things

Today indie folk rocker Jacob Hungsberg tells us about the song "Foolish Things," which comes from his most recent EP release, the "Trade Winds EP". Here is the story:

I started writing Foolish Things over a year prior to releasing it on "Trade Winds". I wrote, and recorded a soft demo version of the song and put it up on SoundCloud. I asked followers and listeners to comment on thoughts and suggestions for the song as it was. After a week or so, I collected all the input and went back into the studio and recorded the official track. There were a couple of suggestions that I used, and in-lieu of receiving a cabasa as a gift, I added that in small portions, re-recorded vocals and re-mixed the string and piano parts. I tried not to listen to the song for a week or so, so I could come back to the song with a refreshed perspective. I re-mixed once again and then mastered it and that's the way it is today.

Lyrics were formed from a relationship I was in for a while and after enough time I started asking myself why I was spending time with this person. Spending money on dinners, trips, gifts etc... and thinking about all of the time that I spent with this girl that I would never get back. Foolish things in my mind. It was my own fault that it dragged out as long as it did, and my own fault that I didn't get out of the situation earlier, but it ended up being great material for a song. Generally I don't write personal songs, but I figured this would be a great opportunity.

I recorded the acoustic parts with a D-15 Martin acoustic. The string and piano parts were grabbed from a KORG, while using Neumann and Electro Voice microphones to record the vocals. I use Pro Tools software with a smaller 003 Digidesign interface, all within a home-made studio in Loveland, Colorado. Thanks for listening to my story!

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself right here!

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