Greg Schlotthauer

Greg Schlotthauer

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Pop - Rock | New York, United States
Total Song Plays: 190   
Member Since: 2018
   Last Login: 2/4/2020
   Sounds Like: Arcade Fire, Elton John, Coldplay, Nick Drake, New Pornographers, Tears for Fears, Crowded House,

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Plays:

5

Song Description

A haunting, stirring and gorgeous ballad in memorial to a deceased extremely unique friend, with Petra Haden singing lead with me over a beautiful, fluid acoustic piano. "Ghosts" represent demons, "guns" a tendency for combat and "butterflies" idealism; and in her memory those things could be released and her death could serve as a turning point for positive change. The song crescendos to a rich violin and cello arrangement with toy piano and glockenspiel. As two of our shared favorite artists were Joan Armatrading and Kate Bush, I inserted titles of two of their songs, respectively, "Love and Affection" and "Love and Anger" into the poignant lyrics dealing with very personal issues.

Story Behind the Song

I had an exceptional friend who died young and as she made such an impact in my life I chose to honor her with looking at three concepts I struggle with and aim towards letting them go. "Ghosts" represent demons, "guns" a tendency for conflict and "butterflies" the scintillating aspect of excitement in life.

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Song Length
5:38
Genres
Pop - General, Unique - Soundtracks
Tempo / Feel
Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal
Instrumental
Moods
Poignant, Moving

Subject Matter
Existence, Life

Similar Artists
Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Radiohead, Ray LaMontag, Elton John, Ben Folds, James Taylor, Simon & Garfu
Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits Greg Schlotthauer
Music Credits Greg Schlotthauer
Producer Credits Greg Schlotthauer
Performance Credits Greg Schlotthauer, Petra Haden, Gregg Williams, Skip vonKuske