Hard Edged Little Kissing

by Daniel McBrearty

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Hard Edged Little Kissing is a bitter-sweet, medium tempo, love song, with an acoustic-soul feel. The tune is driven by acoustic guitar, contrabass and drums, with a horn section filling in.

The lyrics are romantic but also ascerbic, as the song's anti-hero realises that his love affair is ill-fated, or perhaps never really existed in the first place. Later in the song, he imagines a future as a wandering outcast ("shaving on the train") and wonder whether he will then be remembered by his current lover.

Musically, the song blends elements of folk-rock and classic 60s/70s soul, but in a manner that sounds more British than American. The "main" version has something of a "celtic soul" vibe, while the acoustic mix is softer, just lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, and piano. Vocals, guitar, drums and bass were recorded together in a single, unedited, take. There is also an instrumental version, with Daniel's clarinet taking the melody line.


released April 19, 2021

Daniel McBrearty : vocals, guitar, saxophones, keys, arranging and mixing
Quinten De Vlaeminck : contrabass
Tom Lambrecht : contrabass

Clarinet on instrumental version : Daniel McBrearty

Recorded by Joes Brand at Sputnik Studio, Antwerp Belgium, and in Daniel McBrearty's home studio.




Daniel McBrearty Ghent, Belgium

Music gets us through hard times, turns our sorrows into joy.

I'm an indy artist, multi- instrumentalist, singer-songwriter - I just keep making songs I love and I hope you do to. Clarinet, saxophone, guitar, vocals, recording, mixing, arranging, thanks for supporting, love Bandcamp! X ... more

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