When I'm Alone (instrumental)

Story Behind The Song

After a painful and dramatic relapse, it was cathartic to compose something extremely personal, honest and exposing that admitted there are in fact lonely moments in an otherwise happy and successful loner life.

Song Description

This is a gorgeous, epic, intensely personal black-key ballad that starts with fluid, rolling piano and builds to a dramatic string arrangement of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" intensity with rock drums (played by Gregg Willliams who played drums on Sheryl Crow's masterful "Globe Sessions" album) and guitar. Unusually confessional lyrics match a vulnerable, beautiful lead vocal with an unconventional chordal turn in the choruses of this stirring, powerful song.

Song Length 6:52 Genre Pop - General, Pop - Rock
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Poignant, Troubled Subject Loneliness, Sadness
Similar Artists Nick Drake, Radiohead, Aimee Mann, Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, George Michael, Ben Folds Language No Language
Era 1970 - 1979
Lyrics Greg Schlotthauer Music Greg Schlotthauer
Producer Greg Schlotthauer Performance Greg Schlotthauer, Gregg Williams, Steve Rossiter, Maria Gentile, Denise DeCurtis, Velma DeSelby Bowen, Meg Okura, Dave Eggar, Joe Fiedler
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