This release is based on a live performance with my band Woo. I composed “I Am A Snake” specifically with live shows in mind, which I often do.
However, most of the song, and it’s ideas was made without instruments (meaning in my head), in form of daydreaming, and a bit of wishful thinking.
I more often than not, compose without instruments. It’s more liberating that way.
It’s less stressful to think about work, than actually doing it. And I believe many songs would not have been made, if I would need to tackle all physical production and arranging aspects at the same time.
Also, you need the right person to play a song. Someone who understands it, and so many of my songs was rendered unplayable, without the right people in the group.
At the time, when daydreaming, I wrote ideas down on small post-it notes. I have thousands of these, along with a bunch of small yellow notebooks.
Musicians with me on the recording:
Audun Havåg: Bass guitar
Geir Arne Ose: Drums