EXCLUSIVE CONTENT Welcome to my secret page full of exclusive content. Enjoy! FOR YOUR EYES ONLY Click the down arrow on the bottom right-hand corner to download the song. If you have any issues, don't hesitate to reach out to email@example.com THE MAKING OF THE SONG: 10/3/20 "Roll On" Beginnings This is right after I wrote "Roll On." I'm at my folks apartment sharing the new song with them. When I first wrote it, "Roll On" had a very similar feel to my song "Hey Mama." That's my mom commenting and singing along. She's the most supportive person you could ever meet. haha 10/19/20 Recording Vocals Ah, the Jess Cam. My wife is constantly sneaking up on me while I'm recording. Here she caught me laying down the vocals for "Roll On." This was the fall of 2020 and the recording studios were still shut down in NYC due to Covid. So, I set up in my livingroom. You can hear that I slowed the song down a lot. I wanted to really get some soul in my vocals with this one. 10/26/20 Adding Percussion I wanted a raw, loose, junky feeling for this song. Here I'm trying to find ways to add percussion without adding drums. Washboard? 11/17/21 Should I try it in one take? I keep coming back to this idea of trying to record some songs using my foot percussion rig. I love the feeling of the songs when I'm playing guitar and foot percussion all together. There's just something about the energy that feels so good. The problem is that recording this way makes mixing more challenging. For those non-musicians, mixing is basically taking all the instruments and making sure they are at the right level of volume in the song. Anyway, it didn't work out. 1/20/22 Working Out the Chords I'm constantly reworking my songs. In this video, I'm figuring out some new ideas for "Roll On." 1/21/22 How should this go? I had an idea to add some Beatles-inspired slightly dissonant chords into the song. I wasn't sure which ones worked better though. 1/22/22 Thinking About Percussion Again I like the song to be driven by the stringed instruments rather than the drums. This day I was trying to figure out what tempo to record "Roll On," and of course, tempo and percussion are so interlaced. 1/26/22 Adding Bass I love this old Kaye upright bass. I added gut strings that give it such a warm sound. Time to figure out the bass parts... I would love to hear your thoughts on the song. Is there anything else you'd like me to add to these secret pages? Shoot me an email or DM! LYRICS [Chorus] Roll on Roll all night I wanna rock you through the night Oh, yeah, til the break of day I can't recall the days Cuz they all seem the same That's just the way Life seems to stay When red the rivers run With the blood from crooked men I'll be there To swim and play [Chorus] It's cold here on the hill Where shadows stand still Waiting for A chance to kill And if you think I lie We can rock it in the sky We'll go insane together Laugh and cry So many people they know so much but about nothing at all They'll hold your hand in battle But let go when you start to fall But you are not that way And I want you to stay That's enough Of the rest today [Chorus] [Chorus] My NOTES I found this old notebook where I was writing some of my ideas surrounding songwriting. IF YOU LIKED THAT... you might like this video too.