Son Lux "Whispering"
The song, titled "Whispering", was recorded on Sunday December 23, 2018. Ryan happened to be in town for Christmas (his in-laws live in Indianapolis), and he made some time to come by the office and cut this solo track during his son's nap-time. Using just piano and voice, Ryan chose to perform the song on our office's less-than-fancy piano - which we immediately noticed had an absurdly squeaky sustain pedal. But when we reached for the WD-40, Ryan was like "No - I love that!" Rather than fix the squeaky pedal, he chose to build the sound into his piece. A bold decision for such a fragile song, but it ended up working beautifully. His manager Michael remarked "it sounds like you're playing in the bowels of a pirate ship."
Ryan recorded four separate layers for this song, each of which were captured on the first take. The entire session was finished within the hour. When I heard the completed song, I was awestruck. Each of the four separate arrangements blend so seamlessly together that they sound less like overdubs and more like one live track performed by a 40-fingered man.
- Music by Son Lux
- Recorded live at Joyful Noise Recordings / December 2018 / by Postal Recordings: Tyler Watkins and Alex Kercheval