Behind the song “Stay With Me”

Have you ever lost someone important?  Maybe it was someone you thought would always be in your life, but suddenly they’re gone without warning.  It’s a traumatic feeling.  The echoes of the relationship lost, however faint, can still be felt and heard years later.

There are few things as therapeutic as a cranked up guitar amp, so I wrote this song to help me process a time when I lost someone I loved.  To record this song, I went a little overboard in my attempt to create a wall of thick guitars; I linked two Mesa guitar amps together to make sure that when I played the opening guitar riff, nobody was left standing!  And ahhh, it felt glorious… for a few moments, I forgot about my relationship that had just fallen apart.

I’m sure you’ve had a similar experience by now in life.  Whatever it is you’re dealing with, you’re not alone.   Music helps us connect with others who understand first-hand what we’re going through, because they’ve been through it too and wrote songs about it.

Stay With Me was a desperate appeal to preserve a relationship and future that was slipping away from me.  I wrote it as a “last stand” when my fiance decided to end our relationship, hoping it would change her mind and win her over.  It didn’t work out like I had hoped, but for me, this song was therapeutic.  Maybe it can be for you too.  Plus, the opening riff is a great headbanger.

That’s the short version of the story.  If you’d like to go more in-depth and get all of the juicy details, click here to read the full blog.

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