1 Year Ago Today… “In The Distance”

1 year ago today, we launched our 

own fundraiser campaign to raise money to write, record and distribute an “upcoming” album. 

 

This was an on-going campaign for about 4 months in 2017, through May to August. Before we launched the campaign, however, we were able to start the recording process while we were based in Calgary. We already had ‘In The Distance’, ‘Won’t Forget Your Love’ and ‘My Ecstasy’ in the bag at MCC Recording Studio with Engineer, Johnny Gasparic – later mixed by Cedrick Courtois. ‘In The Distance’ was the first single we chose to launch this campaign. We were very excited about it and we knew our die-hard fans would love this song. A little different yes, and definitely not mainstream to be a “single” for the radio, yet we believed in the emotion of where this song stemmed from and we all knew that it would carry a long way.

The lyrics, written by all members of the band, are as truthful as they are agitating. “There’s nothing real in the distance, the energy comes from the now,” leads with a beautiful chorus melody sung by Patrick, surrounded with “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” in our signature blood harmonies. The overall mood of the song is dark and stormy, with a little bit of light (somewhere in the distance). Perhaps its the loud and splashy drum work by Brayden, combined with Brandon’s driving electric guitar tone, clearly influenced by their days of being in a heavy metal band together. Then you have the brightness of Liam’s subtly, melodic piano and Patrick’s glistening acoustic strumming and picking, shining through to smooth out the rough edges. When combined all together, you have the necessary ingredients to create a true work of art.

At least to us, it is…

Lyrics to ‘In The Distance’

Verse 1: 
The clock wakes you up and you’re at it again 
You know you’re not happy and you’re patience wears thin 
Chained to a debt you cannot escape 
You ask all the questions, 
believe all the lies

Chorus 1: 
You believed in something in the distance 
It Consumed deep down inside 
How in the hell did you wind up here 
step off the path 
There’s nothing real in the distance 
The energy comes from the now 
Shed all your fears, it’s happening here 
Lets thrive together for today

Verse 2: 
Try to ignite the spark that started it all 
Doused by the judges that laugh when you fall 
Chained to a life that you cannot escape 
so many questions 
Don’t believe all the lies

Chorus 2: 
You believed in something in the distance 
It Consumed deep down inside 
How in the hell did you wind up here 
step off the path 
There’s nothing real in the distance 
The energy comes from the now 
So shed all your fears, it’s happening here 
Lets thrive together for today

Credits
Written and Produced by Daring Greatly 
Lead Vocals/Acoustic/Bass: Patrick Croome |
Keys/BGV: Liam Croome | Electric Guitar: Brandon Haddow | 
Drums: Brayden Tario | BGV: Dail Croome |
Recorded at MCC Recording Studio | Engineer: Johnny Gasparic | 
Mixed by Cedrick Courtois @ www.cedrickcourtois.com | 
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum Mastering
from Works of Art, released October 14, 2017

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