Tuesday, 14 February 2012

S-Endz - Alone

S-Endz, the Swami band member who also goes by the name Casey Rain, has released Alone from his EP Chapter 0 : REINKARNAL. The EP is being released one track at a time and Alone is the first song. The next song from the EP will be released in two week's time.  

Simon "Subs" Duggal, who is S-Endz's cousin and has worked with Shania Twain, helped to produce Alone. S-Endz talked about how Alone was brought to life on his website:

Alone was written and conceived in May 2008 at my home studio. Lyrically, it’s the story of a troubled relationship. It started with a guitar sample from a pop song, ran through a filter and then I started laying down drums on it. The first version was very basic – just the drums and the sample. I wrote and recorded all three verses and the chorus, and then a few months later, took the multitracks over to Simon’s studio. There, we redid the drums from scratch, added piano and guitar parts, and had a girl named Sarah, who Simon was working with at the time, record the chorus vocal. I then redid my own rap vocals. Over the next 3 years, we worked on-and-off on the song, but it always felt incomplete. Finally, in mid 2011, we changed the bassline, added new synth parts and everything fell into place.
Alone is a great track and I can't wait for the next one from the EP. The vocal dialogue between Sarah Riley and S-Endz is lovely and the track is well produced. There is a summery feel to this track and even though the lyrics discuess a sad subject there is something about this tune that is incredibly upbeat.

You can download Alone here for free, but S-Endz says on his website if can afford to pay for it, please do - you can pay however much or little you want.

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