Pierre de Reeder (Rilo Kiley) Week: Day 1

(antiMusic) Earlier this month Pierre de Reeder took a step outside his role as the bass player for Rilo Kiley to release his debut solo album, "The Way That It Was." The result is an effort that should satisfy his existing fans as well as open the door to new ones. To celebrate the release we asked Pierre to pick his favorite tracks from the CD and tell us about them. Here is Pierre with today's song:

I'll Be Around: It's interesting, there are a number of songs that sort of haunt me as I writing them. Maybe haunt is not the right word... it's more they just kind of continually loop in my head, mostly the melody, throughout a day or two and into the night long after I've turned out the light and try to go to sleep. I think it's a good thing, I've found that when that happens it's sort of indicates, to me anyway, that it's worth pursuing. Anyway, this was one of those. Maybe because it's a simple, straight forward kind of song, I don't know.

This is one of the ones on the record where I played everything myself. Which is something I've done over the years more as a just a practical way to realize a song as I'm recording at home alone. It's the only song where the drums that I recorded in my basement made it on the record. The others were either re-done or done from scratch at the studio (Kinsize, in Eagle Rock).

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