Singled Out: Vie Jester's Meridians
Last August our band had a handful of opportunities to track songs for free at Pinnacle College and after two months of writing and tracking we had no good material left for one of our final sessions. So we did what any respectable artist who has run out ideas would do: we polished a turd.
Meridians was originally written as a mellow vibe Latin-rock tune years ago but it just never seemed to translate live. First we completely rewrote the bass lines with a fretless which immediately funkified everything, and then we focused on a more steady drum groove for the verses which created a solid driving rock feel.
The last thing we did was throw in some arrangement adjustments and viola, our new album's most popular song was born. It just goes to show how time and live performing can influence your perception of a song and how it should be as opposed to how you want it to be. Trust the vibes, especially on stage.
The song lyrics were written at a time when I studied with a Qi Gong and acupuncture guru who showed me how our energy and human potential can be channeled through specific pathways in our body called meridian lines. In July we are shooting a music video based on that theme with Brian Cox who has worked with Ozzy, Rob Zombie and Hollywood Undead, so keep your eyes open!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!