Written for Kurrent Music
Published April 29th 2017
Music is always subject to change. Over the years a lot of changes have passed us by in popular music. Most changes happen almost organically. One person adds a new instrument to the existing trend of the moment and the other adds a new dimension to it by mixing a particular instrument a little louder within a track. Combined together, a new trend or even a new music genre could emerge, but it kind of feels like you’re riding a wave.
Not so long ago, I wrote a blog about how the saxophone has kind of lost its place in pop music today compared to the 80s and the 90s. Back then, it played a signature part in hits like “Careless Whisper”(George Michael), “Baker Street” (Gerry Rafferty) and even on instrumental hits like “Lily Was Here” (Candy Dulfer and Dave Stewart). Now, it’s very rare to hear a saxophone in a song.
I’m working on a few new songs myself and while thinking about one of them, I was thinking it would be cool to create a fade out. I suddenly realized that you don’t have many songs out anymore with fade outs at the end.