Good afternoon. Hope all is well with you this holiday season. Had a recording session last night in The Lab to lay vocals for a track I wrote called Chamorrita. The origin of this track goes back to a summer I spent on the island of Guam, on business travel. Guam, although in the South Pacific, is a US Territory, and is, in many ways, very commercialized. The team I was with put in very long hours during the week, and like many of us do here, hit the mall at times for a little shopping etc. I noticed one afternoon that the mall there is no different than the mall here on the mainland, especially with guys checkin’ out girls and vice versa. As I noticed this similarity, the idea came to me about the song. It’s typical, a guy checkin; out this female in the mall, and she knows he’s doin’ it. They island natives are called “chamorros”, which is where I got the name “Chamorrita” from.
I basically fleshed it out on my laptop when I got back to the hotel that afternoon, presented the instrumental to Dan for a listen and he came up with a melody and lyrics, and that’s how the track was born. Here’s a few outtakes (we gotta have fun during the session) and two snippets from the track.
Paranoid? Yeah ok:
Chamorrita- the intro
The guitar solo (in work)
We’ve got one or two more sessions before it’s ready for mixdown…Stay tuned, stay safe.