‘Oh My Darling’ – the raw acoustic version


In my last post I mentioned a new song that I’d written which I was intending to record and share with my Newsletter Subscribers.  Well, I managed to get it recorded earlier this week, but only after a frustrating week of aborted attempts.

I battled with the sound of neighbours mowing their lawns (you don’t get that living on a boat!) hissy recordings from my phone (maybe I need to upgrade?!) missing the top of my head off (vagaries of self-recording) and by Thursday last week I was getting just a bit cheesed off.

Then I decided to take a couple of days off as I was feeling a bit run down – no surprises there, I know I’ve been overdoing it recently.

Time off was extended  with an overnight trip to the East coast of Tassie on Saturday to help a friend celebrate the 50th birthday of her boat – yes, you heard it – boat!

On Monday though I had free day and so sat down once again (with my camera this time) to play and record my song.  Even though I normally only share my rough recordings and videos with my Newsletter Subscribers, I’ve changed my mind with this one and have decided to post it here for you also to listen to as it is a song which means a lot to me.

This will need a more polished final recording and production, but I wanted to share it with you in it’s raw state (acoustically and without a mic) as that is how singing it makes me feel – exposed and vulnerable.

As I mentioned in my last post this song is dark and personal and I make no apologies for that.  It’s a song that I needed to write though so that I could move on with my songwriting.

Just click on the link below to take you to the Youtube clip.  The lyrics are beneath the video:

Oh My Darling – written and recorded by Laini Colman

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Until next time, take care.

Laini xx

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