Here’s my entry for this month’s comp, inspired by the picture. This is a sad story. The guy in the pic has lost everything; his job, his family and now his dignity! He’s been out drinking on Christmas eve, on the bender to end all benders; perhaps the bender to end it all, full stop. The song takes place in a tiny moment in time, when the guy is slipping into unconsciousness and is basically surrendering to the intoxication. For that small moment, he’s feeling strangely at peace.
The main riff was originally meant to be a fingerpicked affair on guitar, but my playing ended up being so rubbish, I used a piano sound in Reason, which seemed to suit the mood better anyway. Some bits of extra guitar done through Guitar Rig in Cubase and an underlying pad using the Thor synth in Reason.