NOW ON ITUNES – Burden Shines

NOW ON ITUNES – Burden Shines

Dec 5, 2012

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Burden Shines (2012) – Digital Single

Released November 28, 2012
Written, performed, produced and recorded by Jake Dudas
© ℗ 2012 Jake Dudas (SOCAN). All rights reserved. 100% MAPL.
Mastered by Andy Krehm at Silverbirch Productions
Cover design by Adam McKinlay at Studio-N
Logo by Sarah Goodrice at Studio-N

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Some notes about the song…

This song really solidified for me while on a long drive through the state of Georgia. There’s something about a long drive that puts you in a reflective mood.

The main riff for this song has been around for years, but lyrics never stuck. While driving through the twilight, the idea of expanse and transition took hold. Day to night. South to North. Past to future. It’s about moving forward and letting go of things: people, experiences, assumptions.

I love the layers in this song. The main acoustic guitar part has haunting, suspended chords. I put stereo electric guitars throughout, constantly changing chord shapes, giving different hues to the main acoustic track. There are a lot of sweeping arpeggios up the middle, and a big, moving bass line.

I took a lot of time with the solos, coming at them on different days, with different sounds, and from different angles. I was looking for something un-planned, inspiring and off-the-cuff.

I hope you enjoy the track.

Jake Dudas, Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter

All photography by Sue Morley Photography

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