The subject matter of this song forces me to keep the genesis reveal short and sweet. It's very personal, and I think it's best the song, the lyrics, and the video do most of my talking.
I will say this much:
Solitude was based on the first line of the song sung over the initial piano part. It came out, as usual, as the first thing I sang and played that day. In this case, song practically wrote itself. The first draft was just piano, vocals, and drums. I almost considered it, but as you might imagine, inevitably I concluded it needed more.
So, one day I hunkered down and began a very right brained dive into swelling chorus and expansive reverb effects. The rest came rather naturally (the mix was another story).
I wanted the song to punctuate and to soar. I wanted the song to plead, to reach out, and to console.
Whether I accomplished that is up to you, the listener, and I very much hope you'll get to the place I tried to go.
Words & Music written by Chance ©2011 Upside Down Left Handed Music (BMI)