Singled Out: Black Bone Child
Make Me Bleed started out as an idea I had stuck in my head for a long time. When I finally went to record the sound I was hearing it ended up sounding nothing like what I had envisioned. To be honest, I didn't really like it but I sent it to Kenneth anyway thinking that he might be able to salvage the song. He sent it back to me the next day with bass and harmonica on it and it blew me away. It sounded like a completely different song and all of a sudden everything made sense. There was a human element that came out of the combination of both of our work that was just undeniable.
It's kind of interesting how you can capture something in the right moment and not be able to re-create it in a professional studio environment. This song is a great example of that. Both the harmonica and the lead vocal are the originals from the demo. We tried to re-record them "more professionally" with better equipment and it just lost its vibe. Whatever happened in those couple days of writing that demo is the reason why I enjoy working with Kenneth so much. That magic is so difficult yet so much fun to find. The coolest part about this song in a live setting is watching Kenneth play his bass and the lead harmonica at the same time. I have a really hard time patting my head and rubbing my belly so that is entertaining for me as a musician.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album - right here!
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