• Jojo Magnusson

The Journey Of A Song, "Here Come The Clouds"

It's been a lot of work to make this song happen. A lot of fun work, that is. Often I say that I am on a journey, but actually, each song is also on a journey in itself. From conception, to published release, is a long journey, indeed.

Writing out the lyrics in my note book.

This song started with a feeling I had in my heart, that I just couldn't shake. The feeling had to come out, and it manifested itself as a melody with the words for the chorus. (Often, for me, the chorus comes first.) I wrote it down. The chorus kept ringing in my head, over and over for two days. Then I realized that I had to sit down and complete the verses. It usually comes to me when I'm outdoors. Bringing a note pad when hiking is a necessity. Then when I came home I wrote out the melody by the piano.


Copying the charts when preparing for recording day.

I actually recorded this song twice. The first arrangement didn't sound anything similar to the final version, but sometimes you just have to be willing to try a few things. The final version of the song truly captured the emotion I felt that day, when I wrote those first lines. It moved me out of those clouds that I was trying to describe. I felt healed.

This will be published very soon, and I can't wait to hear what responses people will have.





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I just woke up one day and decided it’s time! It’s time to publish my songs! I’m an indie song writer, living in San Francisco, who is self-publishing songs that I’ve recorded with talented musicians from around the SF Bay Area. My music has it’s roots in mainstream jazz, but it has my unique personal stamp on it. I didn’t reinvent the wheel, I just let the wheel roll into a new landscape. My lyrics are seldom “regular love songs”, they are stories about various characters, their lives, and their situations. The songs I’ve written are general mix of traditional swing, California bossa nova, and occasional ballads...

 

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