I wrote and recorded this song around the same time as Amen Pusher, though for this one I had a pretty good idea of the form from the very beginning. I made a demo and then asked Felix Berrocal and Lloyd Sutherland from Raices y Cultura to play on it. I really wanted it to have an authentic reggae feel and I knew they wouldn’t disappoint.
From there it was a matter of recording my guitars properly and mixing it. Though things didn’t really click until I found that distorted sound for the drums. To this day I haven’t been able to duplicate it.
The very beginning is actually a canon, where each subsequent guitar starts with the very first melody and the rest continue playing harmony to it. I wanted to give it a chorale type of vibe to contrast the groove that comes in afterwards.
One of the challenges I had with this track was to keep it interesting despite all the repetition. I ended up messing with the harmony a lot to provide more colors and to add a little tension over the steady bassline.