A great release via the guys at Mammal Sounds Records! Today's premiere will introduce you to UK artist George Gretton and his shiny new gem "Clear". As George explains below, ‘Clear’ was in fact one of the quickest songs that he has written to date, something that shows once creativity kicks in, there's no stopping.
“Clear is the quickest song I’ve ever written & produced in my life. Although it doesn’t sound anything like him, I was returning to some of Kanye’s old music and thinking about how he uses samples. That made me want to work with some samples but I kind of just wanted to sample myself.
It took me about 5 mins to record some improvised singing, which I then chopped it up into one-line samples and played them on some sample-pads until I heard something that felt like a hook. I like writing this way sometimes, as it can give the track a huge focal point that isn’t a huge chorus. Once I had the vocal samples and a drum loop the basis of the song was pretty much there. It was written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered all in a week. I usually like spending a long time pouring over every last detail of my songs, but I kind of felt like this didn’t want diluting at all. Just the concentrated ideas from one or two days and nothing else was all Clear needed. That’s why it’s pretty short, concise and to the point, at least sonically.”