Description Of My Song
“Bold Horizon” is the title track from the album. This song is inspired by pieces like “Band On The Run” where there are multiple song parts, pieced together, making for an interesting journey. The name “Bold Horizon” stands for living life as exciting adventure. Who knows what’s around the corner?
“Carpe Diem” is the get up and go track. This is a rocking piece, upbeat and energetic. The composition revisits the sections to cycle to a crescendo. This track is named “Carpe Diem” because it makes you want to get out of bed and hit the ground running. Attack the day!
“Cloak And Dagger”
“Cloak and Dagger” is an interesting composition. It’s basically a blues with a harmonic minor environment. The B section is a stark contrast to the A section by design. Notice the chord changes for the solo as a nod to B.B. King. The track is named “Cloak And Dagger” because it sounds like a tune from a spy movie or maybe more like a western.
“Daydreams” is a jazzier tune and is the first track on the record to include keys. The tune starts with a chord melody then goes through A B and C sections. The track is called “Daydreams” because it takes you to a peaceful place.
“Distant Worlds” was written partially in a dream, the changes and melody were all there and promptly recored upon waking. This song has spiritual meaning. The string quartet section was done completely with electric guitar and the solo at the end was especially fun. The track is named “Distant Worlds” not knowing what’s beyond…
“Muscle Car” is the rocker on the record. One can think of nothing more Rockin’ then driving a Hemi Cuda’ down the highway at incredible speeds! This tune is supposed to elicit that emotion. This track is named “Muscle Car” to celebrate the excitement of a kick ass car!
“Miles apart” is the only true blues tune on the record. This song features a legit Hammond C3 Oregon through a Leslie speaker. The song plays a repeating 12 bar pattern over some jazzy changes with a bridge strategically placed in the middle. The track is called “Miles Apart” because it could represent the emotion of a metaphysical and also a physical distance in a relationship.
“The Open Road”
“The Open Road” is a nod to the Jimi Hendrix rhythm stylings and soaring lines make for good contrast. The track is called “The Open Road” due to its whimsical nature reminiscent of flying down the highway without a care in the world.
“Maiden Voyage” is the most adventurous track on the album. The song begins with an A section that is reminiscent of the Allman Brothers. The B section has a rocking kind of a vibe leading into the C-section and D sections with lots of changes. Steely Dan is the largest influence for the changes on this track. The title “Maiden Voyage” was chosen due to the unpredictable nature of the chord changes leading to a placid, almost smooth jazz, section at the end. The ship leaves for an adventure and experience’s stormy adversity but in the end makes its destination unscathed.
“Horizon Reprise” restates the “Bold Horizon” theme that starts the record. This track is also a nod to the Jimi Hendrix sound. Fuzzy and jamming.