So I had this song knocking around from when I first started consciously writing music for my album. It had a few cool melodies and a cool bridge section but I scrapped it because it just wasn’t working for me.
I re-opened it recently and just played a load of over driven slide solo’s over the top of the cool bridge section and most of the other sections just because it was fun to jam to, that kind of renewed my interest in it.
Then recently I started just messing about playing the solo over the bridge section chords looped in my memory man, then realised that the whole song is kinda cool if I just changed a few chords around and gave a taster of the bridge in between verses, similar to a track of mine called seaweed.
I played about with the song with just my guitar and my loop pedal and got a bit of a new structure down along with some new lyrics and a recycled melody from the bridge solo.
I’ve been working on it for a lot of the day today and it’s been really great, one of those sessions when you remember why you do what you do in the first place - because you love it.
All good ideas find their place or way to work eventually, some times you just need a few months to let them cool and marinade before they turn into something really tasty.