Curacao Blue (4:27)

Cover of New Best Friends

From New Best Friends

i wrote Curacao Blue in the fall of 2006. i wrote it in the same couple of days that I wrote “I Told a Lie,” and i assumed that no one would ever hear either song. they were both just too personal. but then i played them for a couple people who really responded to them, so i ended up using them as real songs, and im glad i did. we we first started going through the songs for the record, i remember sapone saying that he loved the way the vocals sounded on the demo. its kinda funny though, cause the reason for the super-hushed vocals was that my roommate was asleep when i first wrote the song, so i had to be super quiet recording it. i liked the sound of that, so i had recreated it in the following versions, and it ended up sticking all the way through the final one. this song went through a bunch of different versions, including one where it was combined with “i told a lie,” but eventually, after listening to a lot of pedro the lion, it turned into a kinda sparse acoustic guitar, bass and drums kinda song. obviously in the final version theres a lot more than that going on, but that was the kinda inspiration for the vibe.

the drums were the first thing we recorded when we got up to long island, so it was a nervous and exciting time. anthony used brushes but still played a real solid and groove-based part, which i thought was cool. sapone was playin around with having a mic upstairs in his kitchen, which we ended up using on all the songs, and it made me super excited about how everything was going to sound. he knew exactly what kind of drum stuff i wanted. i remember we had a lot of discussions about the drum pause after the first chorus and how long it should be.


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