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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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.

Playlists this song is on:

Song Length
Pop - General, Unique - Soundtracks
Tempo / Feel
Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal
Poignant, Moving

Subject Matter
Existence, Life

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

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