I hope this note finds you all healthy and sane! The other day, I slapped the internet in the face with a fancy-nancy cover video of Dua Lipa’s fabulous track, Don’t Start Now. It’s such a fun tune and the bass line is a blast. If you haven’t heard it, it’s a throwback to the post-disco boogie style with funky bass, clean guitar, and great synths.
I really do have a habit of making things sad. Particularly when I’m at a keyboard or piano. Sometimes I think it’s all my brain knows how to do with the instrument. Here’s a reimagining/reharmonization of a tune I grew up with. I’m not sure if it comes back to life every year around Halloween but it did in 2019 ’cause I started seeing it everywhere. I wanted to make it fit into an opener I was arranging for a service but ultimately didn’t have time to incorporate it. I did really dig this chorus, though.