Song-by-Song: Miles Will Make Me
This is one of our older cowrites, so recording it was an opportunity to breathe some new life into it. It's a song all about having a love for adventure, but also a need for a place to call home. I'm thrilled with the production on this one, and love how it builds instrumentally into the more fully-orchestrated pieces in the middle of the album.
I tend to play guitar with a pick more often than not, but find that my playing can be wildly different when using my fingers alone. Miles will make me is a good example of that. I like the neat little melody I’ve got going on in this song, but I like the slapping and popping I do even more. It’s a chance to take some rhythms I have from my bass playing experience and apply them to a folksy acoustic sound, and I dig it. I really enjoy playing this one live, and I’m glad it made the cut.
Also, Trevor’s bass solo, though. I mean, come on. A BASS SOLO on an folky acoustic track. I love it.