Monthly Challenge: January

 
 
 

We gave ourselves a new years challenge: a new release every month! This means we have to spend a lot of time in our studio creating stuff (oh the torture ;-)), writing a song within a few days, rehearse it and film it. We made it through the first month and the result is a song called 'The Editor'.

This song is about people who try to control everything by automating every proces, even if sometimes that is not the best way to do it. The Editor in this story is a metaphor for the people who pull the strings and he controls everything we write with auto-correction. Because of all the automated processes the personal approach gets lost along the way and in the end we won’t even know who we are and what we stand for, because it’s already spelled out for us. 

The song started with a simple bass riff, that became the main riff of the song, doubled with the Korg MS20. This time we tried a new songwriting approach we call ‘the ping-pong method’. We worked on it individually at first, throwing the song back and forth and adding new ideas to it. After that we came together in the studio and finished the song and the arrangement.

We hope you like it!

In one week we will drop the second song of this challenge. Be prepared for something different, yet still Pocket Knife Army style!

Enjoy your day!