Dave Barrie is a Sunshine Coast local artist from Noosa. His new single “The Things That I Could Do” is now available in most places online. We discuss where this song came from.
Dave Barrie –
This is a funky pop rock song with nostalgic influences like INXS and Rolling Stones. Lyrically it’s a simple song about imagining the things you could be doing together with the one you love, while musically it’s more intricate in parts.
Where were you when this song came about? What were you up to?
The initial idea for this song was written as a guitar riff about 15 years ago while growing up in Brisbane. It has undergone so many variations over the years. Finally, I’m happy now to have a finished song!
What is the intention with this song?
I just had so much fun putting it together and watching the song grow musically in the studio. It was no deep meaning or intention at all, which is a huge leap away from my usual style which is often much more vulnerable emotionally.
What is your favourite line or lyric & why?
‘Don’t be putting me on your shelf’. Only because I love the harmony echo line in the recording. It’s not a lyrically very deep or complex song so there’s not many lines to choose from…!
What inspired you to create/write this song?
This song was really, for me, all about the music. There are a few different parts to the song and putting it all together in the studio, I had an absolute ball!
What can you tell us about the recording?
I recorded every instrument on this track myself except the guest saxophone cameo at the end of the song provided by Michael Larkin.