I’ve been playing around with the first track on the album, You Broke the Rules, and I’m generally not happy with the intro, especially since it begins the entire album. This is the song I’ve been playing around with the most lately.
Currently it’s a double bass that leads into the guitar (acoustic with a touch of distorted electric behind it) then come the drums, vocals etc. Last night I decided the guitar part – the guitar part I’ve been playing for years – might be what feels wrong so I started to play around with other sounds. When I tried a harp it felt like a breakthrough. Of course, late at night all kinds of things sound good that aren’t but even now I’m not sure this is a mistake.
For your amusement, here is about 3 seconds of the harp with the distorted guitar behind it: harp clip.