I was running out the house yesterday when I wrote my blog post about writing "Home With You" so didn't finish but I did see an incredible film called Breathe which I'd totally recommend you go and see (but you'll definitely need tissues and waterproof mascara).
So as promised, following on from where I left you (with a pretty awful recording of a guide vocal and production of "Home With You" after it's day 1 conception). Ross and I didn't see each other for about 3 months but I was obsessed with the song. I listened to that terrible recording of me scatting for 3 months solid determined to do the song justice with my lyric and melody writing. I remember being on the beach in Winter with rain and wind hitting me square in the face but dancing to the song mostly under a blanket whilst trying to come up with lyrics (see the pictures for the first draft of lyrics and a pic of me from the day I wrote them...I think the final lyrics were a lot better!).
It's hard to describe what it's like when you get that initial buzz from writing a song, but I hope it's something everyone experiences at some point. Maybe it's the same as when you listen to a new song and fall in love with it immediately..I hope if you're reading this it means you're a music lover and you'll feel that. I rewrote the lyrics and nit-picked over every detail before Ross and I got back in the studio and tweaked the production until it felt 100% right. I've chucked in a video of Ross having fun on a little synth that you hear in the song.
I think undoubtedly "Home With You" was the most fun song to write on the album and was filled with pure love. I hope you love it as much as I loved making it.