Song of the Week #15 (10/24/12)

Song of the Week #15

I was walking home from the train in Logan Square when I came up with the original idea for “If I Stole.” I went inside and made a one-minute snippet to get the idea down (first link below). I finished the original reggae version of the song a few days later (second link), which I presented in the songwriting class I was taking at the time with Steve Dawson at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. A few months after writing the song, I formed About A Girl and re-worked the song to include electronic sounds (third link), which is how we’ve played the song since.

“If I Stole (original snippet)”

“If I Stole (reggae version)”

“If I Stole (electronic version)”


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