monday underground #7: "the power of not knowing"


this song is the end product of an improvisation. i sat at the piano, without any ideas, and started playing and singing. the result is quite faithful to the original.

if you’re interested, you can see that performance here.

after adding lyrics and playing a few instruments, i arrived at what you hear. the only places it varies from the original is in two chord changes, where i came up with the wrong chord (as opposed to the chord i was hearing) in the performance, but pushed on anyway. i corrected these in the final version, sticking to the original arrangement.

i was under the gun this week, so the video is something of a hack: a timelapse from my back porch, together with video of lake washington. it’s not really tied to the song in any way, but it’s nice to look at, i think.