BUCK MEEK – ” Roll Back Your Clocks “

Posted: July 18, 2020 in MUSIC
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Buck Meek released a new song Wednesday. “Roll Back Your Clocks” is an experiment in collaboration and a calm balm in this hectic noise.

Buck recorded the song at home on acoustic guitar and sent it to each of his four band members separately. Adam Brisbin (guitar), Mat Davidson (pedal steel & fiddle), Austin Vaughn (drums), and Ken Woodward (bass) then overdubbed instrumental parts and vocals on top of Buck’s solo recording, without hearing any of the other band member’s contributions and with no outside direction or insight. They sent their files to Andrew Sarlo (producer of all four Big Thief albums) who then alchemized them into what’s been released.

“Roll Back Your Clocks” is “a reminder to trust our telepathic instincts, and to value the connection with our loved ones as something that we always have access to, even in solitude, regardless of proximity,” says Buck.

I wrote a handful of songs during the covid-19 lockdown, and asked Andrew Sarlo to produce a recording of one. “Roll Back Your Clocks” felt most appropriate.
Andrew prompted me to record the song at home with an acoustic guitar, and send that solo version to each of my four band members separately then overdubbed instrumental parts and vocals on top of my solo recording, without hearing any of the other band member’s contributions – with no outside direction or insight, and sent their stems to Sarlo, who took the parts and alchemized them into a mix, revealing a serendipitous union
This era has presented every human on earth with the challenge to relinquish all expectations and bend with the fragility of life and society. All we are left with is ourselves, and our own capacity to find peace within. This was an attempt to embrace the quarantine – to try to make something beautiful and honest and new without denying the limitations, but to move within them. It was a reminder to trust our telepathic instincts, and to value the connection with our loved ones as something that we always have access to, even in solitude, regardless of proximity

Buck Meek “Roll Back Your Clocks”

Buck Meek – Vocals / Acoustic Guitar Austin Vaughn – Wheel / Kick Drum Ken Woodward – Bass Matt Davidson – Background Vocals / Electric Guitar / Violins / Electric Piano Adam Brisbin – Background Vocals / Reverse / Lead Guitars Andrew Sarlo – Belly

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