by Brad Kohn
My ex-manager asked me to join TopTrack as she was consulting for them. The idea of the platform is that it gives artists the opportunity to further build a fan base. By sharing their songs on social media, activity and attention is generated.
I uploaded three tracks and kind of forgot about it. I was thrilled to hear that a week or two later we were among the top tracks on the app, leading in the categories I posted in. Freedom, which is one of my songs, and Beautiful and My Love by Social Gravy all became leaders in their categories. Hector, the owner of TopTrack, has since personally been in touch with me and has introduced us to Zedge who are now distributing our music as ringtones to over 30 million people. TopTrack has been really great!
Brad: “Vee had some of the riffs... The structure went through a few incarnations. My Love took about 6 months from writing to final master. We recorded the solo live with the band—it was one take, no edits. The final result is deliberately snappy. We wanted it to be charming & vibey, with a live feel. On My Love we are referencing the Black Keys. Thank you to Phil Simmonds on bass, Jake Hayden on drums, Erik Hammer on electric guitar, Steve Maggiora on Hammond, our engineer Jared Scott, and Candace at the EastWest Studios.”
Vee: “The Black Keys was the inspiration behind My Love… Most of the song was hidden in my back drawer, we then brushed it off and updated for a more cool, current sound which was The Black Keys at that moment. Hats off guys! My Love is riffy and energetic. We wanted it to hold attention from start to finish. I like playing it. I think it came well together.
The original version was very much blues oriented which we later turned into a more indie-rock-pop sound with broader audience in mind. First version still sounds cool though in it's own right.”
Listen to My Love on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud.
Riffy & snappy, with a guitar solo recorded in one take (thanks to Erik Hammer) & inspired by The Black Keys. Thank you to Phil Simmonds on bass, Jake Hayden on drums, Erik Hammer on electric guitar, Steve Maggiora on Hammond, our engineer Jared Scott and Candace at the EastWest Studios. Video credit: Joram Talbot.
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