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.

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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.

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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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