When the current song has ended you'll see it here
Lately Indie Shuffle's been receiving so much great music through SubmitHub, and for me, it's always nice to ask the artist for a unique quote. When there's fifteen posts you've got to do, it's easy to take up a little space for a post with a quote when you're not feeling as inspired after the tenth. When I asked Galimatias for a quote, he had provided more than enough filler.
Though it took me about a month to finish "South," the idea came together pretty fast. I was messing around with the two prominent chords and added the drum groove. But when I made the bassline that's when I knew the track was gonna amount to something. I feel like that one slap bass note kinda made the song. It definitely wouldn’t be the same without it.
I started working on vocals and let the vibe of the track direct the lyrical narrative. The music felt very sensual and intimate so that's how I wrote it too. I found inspiration in early 00’s Pharrell and Justin Timberlake. D'Angelo too. That was the kind of R&B I listened to growing up.
I actually spent a couple of days making a chorus, and it turned out pretty good. But it just didn’t feel right for the structure of the track so I kinda scrapped it. But then I was like: I don’t want to just toss it away, I can use it in here somehow. So that's actually what you hear as the very outro. Be it very subdued and filtered, that was once a chorus. For me, its always like a puzzle to create a song. And sometimes you gotta kill your darlings to make the pieces fit.
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