Why this tune?
When you’re looking for inspiration for a new song, there’s always the weather. This song was inspired by the snowstorm that blanketed Washington, DC earlier this month. I saw an opportunity to try out some creative ways to describe the snow in words and music, and capture some of the sense of quiet on the empty streets as the snow fell. Please check out the lyrics and let me know if you think the experiment succeeded.
This is the second song I’ve written about the snow. The first was Snow Day, which I recorded for Aaron Myers’ holiday project Snowing In Vegas in 2015.
Barbara Papendorp and I will premiere the song with the lyrics at Bistrot Lepic this week.
I plan to record that and share it so you can hear the vocal version. In the meantime, you can hear the full piano track below.
Can you hear the music of the snowfall Maybe just a whisper as it lands Catch a drifting star See it melting in your hand Can you see the colors in the snowfall Hiding in the shadows of the white Watch the gentle glow See it brighten up the night The world slows down No need to speak The snow builds up On silent streets Without a sound The world at peace
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Complete piano track