As a professional musician for more than forty years, James Clark Hangover has tons of experience in the music industry. After three albums and hundreds of tour dates, he decided to take a break from music, ultimately building his solo career. Now, he’s back with a brand new single.
James Clark Hangover shared about “It’s Alright Now” below.
“It’s Alright Now’s lyrics were inspired by a conversation between Jordon Zadorozny and myself. We were talking about song lyrics that tell stories as opposed to merely painting pictures. It was a joke at first as we tried to graduate from the School Of Bruce with girls named Crystal and American made cars. The record was produced by Jordon Zadorozny. JZ has done all of my recordings over the last five years, ever since my return from self-imposed creative exile. I love working with Jordon. He makes sure that I keep on target and don’t let details slide. HIs studio is in Pembroke so it’s great to go there and have no distractions.
After JZ and I talked about story songs I had to decide what story to tell and how to do it without it being corny. The story is about human spirit and the quest for contentment and Chris Cornell. The poor man is on drugs and his life is a shambles but he feels ok because he’s on drugs. “The king” has everything including the drugs but he was still unhappy so he kills himself. “If the king wants to die, where’s the hope for the peasant?” There is hope in the last verse and it is in the form of a reference to Led Zep. “There are two roads to choose, there’s no time like the present.”
Listen to “It’s Alright Now” below!
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