Writing as we play live

Although most of our songs are written in the studio (or at least take their form there) part of our creative process over the years has also been to develop additional parts that add colour, during our live performances. We’ll often ‘road-test’ a song before we put down the final recording.

While we do spend a lot of time arranging and perfecting our songs in the studio, we’ve also given ourselves the freedom to experiment and explore new ideas when we’ve performed live.

This short clip shows exactly that process during a USA tour back in 2012. Here we see Spike and Rod Gear, working on a part for Psalm 117 (from the Redemption Songs album) and then trying that part out with the vocal melody to see how it works. Although this has never actually appeared on any of our studio recordings, it continues to feature in our live performances of the Psalm.

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