The next track to be previewed off of the upcoming wedding album, entitled “TODAY” and set to be released to the public on July 5th, 2011, is my cover version of the classic Sade track “By Your Side“!! I have always loved this song. It is the epitome of what I consider to be a great love song, embodying support, love, kindness and strength, without being too schmatlzy or Glee-ish.
The original version of this song will most likely be our wedding song (ie. the song that’s played for our first dance as a married couple). I say most likely because I still have to convince Jamie that this should be the song, for two reasons:
1. The song is beautiful and perfectly encapsulates our relationship — we are supportive, loving, and on each other’s side.
2. It would blend in the theme of the album perfectly (hehe).
For now, have a listen to my version. When I recorded it initially, I had both an acoustic drum going and an analog drum beat, but it sounded like I was singing a karaoke version of the song. So I took out the analog drum machine and made it more of a simplified bass-oriented acoustic rock number, and I think it works well, you be the judge. Please do let me know what you think!