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 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

Song Spotlight 1-Where I Am From

Where I Am From is the first track on “Better Off This Way”

This song is a little different than most of the tunes I write. I got home from university and took a nap. When I woke up, I wrote the lyrics for this song in it’s entirety. I guess I had been watching too many gangster movies at the time.

I guess the idea of being some kind of an outlaw appealed to me at the time (even though I’m a big nerd who likes video games, and not being on the run from the law). I got the bad guy stuff out of my system in a song instead!

“Better Off This Way” by Andrew Shedden

Digital Release on December 16th 2016

www.andrewsheddenmusic.co

“Better Off This Way” digital release on December 16th

 

<img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-437" src="http://andrewsheddenmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Album-Cover-1024×1024.jpg" alt="Better Off This Way Album Cover" width="625" height="625" srcset="http://andrewsheddenmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Album-Cover-1024×1024.jpg 1024w, http://andrewsheddenmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Album-Cover-150×150.jpg 150w, http://andrewsheddenmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Album-Cover-300×300 posologie viagra 25mg.jpg 300w, http://andrewsheddenmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Album-Cover-768×768.jpg 768w, http://andrewsheddenmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Album-Cover-624×624.jpg 624w” sizes=”(max-width: 625px) 100vw, 625px” />

“Better Off This Way”

By Andrew Shedden

Available wherever music is streamed or downloaded on December 16th 2016.

Featuring:

James McKenty- Guitar, Piano, Pedal Steel, Percussion and Harmonies

Sam Quinn- Bass Guitar

Alan Black- Harmonica and Drums

Recorded, Mixed and Produced by James McKenty

Mastered by Harris Newman

Cover Photo by Jessica Lee Latone