Made it with under an hour to spare haha
So pretty much my mother bought a purple cow toy for my daughter while visiting family in Belgium. It has a pull string and plays a song that gradually winds down. Daughter loves the song (calms her down right away when she's bummed out) so thought it'd be cool to use it in a song. Turns out, a fair bit of quantizing is needed - no built in metronome!
In terms of being an 'anthem' (at least for me as a personal anthem) there are several things that went into the whole thing. Firstly, one of my favourite bands is Thrice - on their album Vheissu (probably my favourite album ever) they have a song called 'Music Box' where they sampled an old music box from Teppei's (lead guitarists) grandmother. Hence my thought to use the purple cow 🙂
Next, it's sort of a return to my roots - both in songwriting (this is the first song I've written and recorded in it's entirety - musically at least, maybe vocals will come later lol - in around 8 years) and instrumentation. Rather than buggering around with trying to play a particular style, I just played what felt right to me. Also, it's the first time I've tracked with my new bass guitar (I need to go out and learn bass a bit more so I can do some fun stuff).
Finally, who doesn't love harmony leads, quad tracked guitars (in the right places) and tons of gain lol (and a hopefully passable tappy solo 😛) - these all seem pretty rock and roll to me.
Also - who would've thought a drop B song could sound like this!
Hope you all enjoy it 🙂