The String Cheese Incident has shared a brand new single, “Stories For Another Day”, featuring popular Americana artist, Jim Lauderdale.
In an interview with The Bluegrass Situation, SCI’s lead singer, Bill Nershi, discussed collaborating with Jim Lauderdale for the new track:
I’ve written, and other members in the band have written, with Jim Lauderdale before and we’ve always had good results. You never walk away from sitting down with Jim empty-handed. He’s like a stream of ideas. You get done with one idea and he’s already singing some melody into his recorder, or some lyric from your conversation with him. And he has this whole chain of ideas going at all times.
I like to show up when I write with Jim with some different ideas of my own. Whether it’s a chord progression, or a lyrical idea, or a concept. Just an idea for a song. So I went out to Nashville and spent a few days out there with him, and you don’t want to go into a project like that and be sitting around going, ‘Uh….’ So you come in with some ideas.
For this song, ‘Stories for Another Day,’ I had this melodic chord progression with all these different parts. I played with a few different ideas and I played this one thing in D minor that I had been working on. I had been trying to think about how to make it work as an instrumental, or with lyrics. I played it for him, and he picked three chords out of one of the three different sections and said, ‘Let’s just write a song with that chord progression right there. Those three chords.’
So I had a lot of stuff that was maybe gratuitous in this concept that I had and he plucked this one simple idea out of it. We sat down and started writing some lyrics to that. It’s great writing with Jim.
Listen to the new single “Stories For Another Day” from The String Cheese Incident ft. Jim Lauderdale below.
The String Cheese Incident ft. Jim Lauderdale – “Stories For Another Day”
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