New Day

from Making Space by Robby Baier

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The original musical idea for this song I wrote at Darren Todd’s (fellow Melodrome band mate) House in Great Barrington, MA 2006. It was the first day we met and the musical chemistry was there from the start. We came up with 4 song ideas that day, Darren on a jug band tub bass and me on a huge Ukulele he had there. Lyrics were written in 2018. The words were inspired by a line my father Michel used to say to my mother Sibylle when she woke up grumpy: “It is a new morning and the day is offering you its friendship”. What a nice idea!

I try to look at my mornings this way now too. The riff in the beginning is being played on a Bouzouki, a greek instrument I picked up at a flea market in Athens, Greece. I love the positive cheesy feeling of this song. Sometimes when I am writing a song, I catch myself landing on something really cheesy. I then ask myself if I should be brave and follow the cheesy idea. Yes, it takes guts to stay with something cheesy! The easy and natural instinct for me would be to find something “interesting” or “unusual”, or “ambitious” or “sophisticated” (see “Love You For That”). To stay with a simple, feel good idea is much harder.

As you are working on it it is like eating candy. You get sick of it after a while and doubt yourself.The reward comes when you step away from it and visit it the next day. Then it sounds fresh and happy, positive and light. Yes… sometimes… be brave and be cheesy!

Actually, the middle section in this song is quite interesting and unusual, featuring switching chord progressions and reverse piano pad and closely voiced back up vocals… Damn!

lyrics

Sunshine I just want to let you in
New day, you offering up to be my friend
Rising up to meet me
Let me throw my windows wide
I want to thank you right here
For the first day of the rest of my life

Yesterday don’t worry
You were meant to fade away
To be born again this morning
So we can fall in love again

Hey now, what you got in store today?
Let’s go, won’t you carry me away
We can help each other
Through whatever this thing is
And in the evening, to let go
Of even such a day as this

Yesterday don’t worry
You were meant to fade away
To be born again this morning
So we can fall in love again

Night time fade out slow like the end of this song
Midnight crossfade through and the old me is gone
Daybreak fade in sweet here is where I belong
Singing this one

Yesterday don’t worry
You were meant to fade away
To be born again this morning
So we can fall in love again

credits

from Making Space, released March 12, 2021
Published by Robby Baier Music LLC

Thank you Darren Todd

Robby Baier: Vocals, back-up vocals, bouzouki, acoustic and electric guitar, blues harp
Kenny Siegal: Moog Sub37
Will Bryant: Rhodes and B3
Brendon Morrison: Bass
Lee Falco: Drums

Drums, bass, bouzouki and keys recorded at Old Soul in Catskill, NY
vocals, back-up vocals, blues harp, recorded at Substation Studio in Lenox, MA. Percussion, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, Moog Sub37 recorded at The Old Carpet Factory Studio, Hydra, Greece.

Produced by Robby Baier and Kenny Siegal. Basics and overdubs engineered by Kenny Siegal at Old Soul. Additional overdubs engineered by Robby Baier at SubStation Studio and Old Carpet Factory. Mixed by Mathew Cullen at Old Soul. Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NJ

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Robby Baier Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Songwriter, Producer, Creator

I record, produce and write alone, with bands, with friends, for films, for you, the universe and to stay sane.

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