Track 1: “Make a Mess”

Written by hootenannie on November 2nd, 2009

Welcome to EP release week here on the old blog!  For each of the next 7 days, I’m going to tell you a little something about a song from the project.  It’s like VH1’s “Behind the Music,” but without the heroin.

So feel free to listen each day – and then, if you feel so inclined, order your own copy of “Wish That I Was” – because I now have an ONLINE STORE!  I’ll get your copy to the post office post haste.


“Make a Mess”

Crushes are such sweet agony, such fluttery torture – and “Make a Mess” is my small attempt at catching the feeling.

I knew that I wanted this song to be the first track on the EP, and it was important to me that it feel simple, warm, and organic.  I think that Josh captured it perfectly – earthy and unpolished and welcoming – my favorite kind of country music, the kind that could easily be replicated in a live setting.  Um, like a barn.

Meg Allison and I split the background parts, and I love what we came up with during the bridge.  Have I mentioned that I love singing background parts far more than lead vocals?  Sometimes, I think that I write songs just so I’ll have something to sing harmonies for.

This track has been deleted – you should buy the EP to hear it!

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