Song Spotlight 10: Train Rolling Home

Train Rolling Home is an older song that I wrote about 10 years ago.

When I was in University, I decided to go and plant trees one summer in Hornepayne, Ontario. After about a week on the job, I decided that it simply was not for me. I was homesick and didn’t want to be living in the bush anymore. So I quit my job and headed to the Hearst train station.

I had a little money set aside, and proceeded to spend most of it at the local pub. By the time I got on the train to Toronto, I was pretty much flat broke. So I took out my guitar and wrote this song. Train Rolling Home was literally written on a train rolling home.

This is the second version of this tune I recorded, and I’m really excited with how it turned out.

 

 

“Better Off This Way” by Andrew Shedden

Digital Release on December 16th 2016

www.andrewsheddenmusic.com

Song Spotlight 9: Deep Dive

Deep Dive is the 9th track on “Better Off This Way”.

My parents rented a cottage each summer near Havelock, Ontario. A short canoe ride away is a rock that you can jump off of into the lake. I’ve never really been the brave or risk taking sort, and so I climbed up to the top and took a long time before jumping in.

Years later, I drew the correlation between getting into a new relationship, and taking that jump into the cold water. There’s a risk associated.

“Better Off This Way” by Andrew Shedden

Digital Release on December 16th 2016

www.andrewsheddenmusic.com

Song Spotlight 7- Freight Train Blues

Track 7 of “Better Off This Way” is called Freight Train Blues.

Several years ago, I got a call from my good friend Brock Stonefish. He asked if I wanted to play in his band. I told him I wasn’t good enough, and he told me that I soon would be. He was right about that.

I began soaking up a lot of blues and rockabilly influences around this time, and it wore off in my songwriting. Freight Train Blues is unapologetically a straight forward rockabilly/blues number. I’m so excited with how it turned out (especially the extra flavour Alan Black brought to it).

 

“Better Off This Way” by Andrew Shedden

Digital Release on December 16th 2016

www.andrewsheddenmusic.com

Song Spotlight 6- Sweet Summertime

Track 6 of Better Off This Way is Sweet Summertime.

I wrote this song sitting on the front porch of my good friend (and bandmate) Rob Foreman’s apartment a few years ago. We were jamming out and enjoying some beautiful weather on Hunter Street in Peterborough.

There’s something different about things in the summer. It always feels so hopeful. I tried to convey that feeling in this song.

“Better Off This Way” by Andrew Shedden

Digital Release on December 16th 2016

www.andrewsheddenmusic.com

Song Spotlight 5- Let It Go

Track 5 will be “Let It Go” (no not a Frozen cover, I named it this before)!

When I was 16 I was an exchange student to India. While there, I had many wonderful experiences.

One of the most powerful and moving moments of my life was visiting Anandwan (Google it). I had no money to give a young beggar, so I took my watch off and gave it to him.

This song also talks about my struggle with spirituality. I grew up in a Christian household, but have a lot of issues with organized religion.

“Better Off This Way” by Andrew Shedden

Digital Release on December 16th 2016

www.andrewsheddenmusic.com

Song Spotlight 4- Old Tattoo

Old Tattoo is the fourth track on Better Off This Way.

Old tattoos sometimes need to be covered up. However, sometimes it’s good to keep them around as a reminder. We are a sum of our scars, we grow from our mistakes, and I wouldn’t change that for the world.

“Better Off This Way” by Andrew Shedden

Digital Release on December 16th 2016

www.andrewsheddenmusic.com

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Song Spotlight 3- Better Off

Better Off is the third song off of Better Off This Way.

This song is the most recent tune I have finished. I was in my living room in Kashechewan, and found the main riff. I couldn’t put my guitar down until I hammered this one out. Sometimes the songs come easy.

This tune is a little more mature look at failed relationships. Sometimes things just aren’t meant to be.

“Better Off This Way” by Andrew Shedden

Digital release on December 16th 2016

www.andrewsheddenmusic.com