DAN MANGAN – ” Fool For Waiting “

Posted: February 13, 2018 in MUSIC
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Considering I’ve never really set out to do so before, I wanted to write a classic love song and this is as close as I got. I think the crux of it – the song is about finding someone who makes you feel less crazy, or at least someone who finds your craziness endearing because it’s real. And that real, imperfect love is not always as dramatic as a wild romance, but that it’s worth waiting for. When the song was first written, I demo’d it really simply and felt like it was from a more universal kind of songwriter-y voice than most of my work, and that it didn’t really fit in with the rest of my songs. I figured I’d try to get someone really famous to sing it instead of me. But my wife really encouraged me to take the leap and go for it myself. So I did. It feels like a leap, but one that I’ve come to appreciate. The song was produced by Simone Felice and engineered/mixed by Ryan Hewitt  . They had a really simple and classic vision for it, and I recorded the vocals and piano live off the floor duo with Matt Johnson on the drums. Matt’s playing is wonderfully sparse and open, and it left a lot of room for the lyrics to sink in. The take feels a bit imperfect in a nice way. There’s a moment at the end where I chuckled on the line “Oh, and they tell me”. Simone liked it because he couldn’t tell if I was laughing or crying. And ain’t that just life…Dan Mangan

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