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LISTEN: Buddy & Julie Miller, “I’ll Never Live It Down”

Aug 30, 2023

LISTEN: Buddy & Julie Miller,

Artist: Buddy & Julie Miller
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Song: “I’ll Never Live It Down”
Album: In The Throes
Release Date: September 22, 2023
Label: New West Records

In Their Words: “This is a song about capricious love and the heartbreak it brings. Sometimes Julie will write a song for me and I need to live in it a while – both as a singer and guitar player. We recorded the ‘demo’ in the upstairs studio that pocket doors open into from our bedroom. Julie couldn’t help but hear as I learned and tried to develop the song and she was quick to correct me when I strayed from her melody – even the tiniest bit. She’s usually not like that, but with this song she wanted the melody exactly how she wrote it. I normally honor the melody, every note is there for a reason, but sometimes a little turn or flourish sneaks in. Not on this song. It took me a while to get a guitar/vocal I could listen back to without cringing. Not cringing is my measure of success. I don’t like listening to myself sing.

“I added a simple piano and I was OK enough with this upstairs ‘demo,’ and didn’t think I could beat it. I am accustomed to recording ‘live’ in a room with all the musicians. I dig looking at and responding to each other as the track is recorded. But not this time, I let my ‘demo’ play back while Viktor Krauss, Tim Lauer and Fred Eltringham played to it. I sat in the control room with Mike Poole and Julie and listened. A different experience for me and actually more enjoyable. There’s all kinds of ways to make a record. That’s how we made this one. I hope you like it.” – Buddy Miller


Photo Credit: Jeff Fasano

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