At (seemingly) long last, the song that everyone who’s come through the spot has been anxious to get their hands on, Black Tears, is out today.
On my blog, I try to give a little insight into the music we put out, instead of just copy/pasting the same blurb from every other blog (and yes, the Presidential series is different).
Anyway, that said, Black Tears is a special song. I mean, iNDEED has been getting really good responses from people in general and there have been plenty of songs that people have liked, but in the case of Black Tears there’s been a stronger reaction and a higher demand for people to have their own copy. Even other artists that we work with have praised it. And really, in this game where artists are most skeptical of other artists, that’s the highest compliment one could hope for.
Ricky, who’s been mining samples almost as proficiently as Burn One these days, pulled out the sample, which was used by Wu Tang some years back. But the use of the sample, while the same basic loop, is slower, funkier and has an undeniable groove. Plus, he chopped up the chorus from the original song for a vocal to create a “hook” in an almost hook-less song. After putting the basic track together (drums n all), Walt Live put his touches on it and the vocals were recorded. Shortly thereafter, I layered the drums, added bass and the strings you hear at the end. Last, but certainly not least, Burn layered the drums again and helped tightened up the overall composition.
The result is a song that, if all goes as it should, will extend the reach of iNDEED far and wide on the Internet and beyond. Hell, this is the kind of song that gets people deals. And no, I don’t usually talk like that, but that’s how much I believe in iNDEED as a project, and Black Tears as a song.
So there’s the scoop, now go put this shit on repeat!