It's always a little bit magical how songs are born and grow over time - some of the most interesting stories I've heard in the industry are about how songs evolved in a studio, or didn't evolve whatsoever.
I was trawling through the many finished and unfinished demos on my computer this morning, rediscovering old gems and cringing at some shockers, when I found the first recorded idea for one of the songs off my band's new album.
The track is called Listen, and I think this demo is a classic case of how a lot of our songs evolve once brought to the collective band.
So first-off, here's a link to the finished product, so you can get your bearings.
Listen by midnightyouth
And here's the first inkling of the idea - basically just me jamming a verse structure and melody, making shit up as I went, about two years ago.
Caught My Mind by jredmore
This is a great example of how much a song can change from that first birth.
I'll post an example of the opposite, how little an idea can change, in the coming days.