Back to Keith Landry's profile

Keith Landry's Favorite tracks on alonetone

by Keith Landry

0:00
4:24

Anyway...

Uploaded .
30
471

So I was locked in the broom-cupboard, checking out some old songs that need recording.

I’d just picked one and then suddenly this thing came out of nowehere. It started with one of those guitarist doodles that other musicians love so much at rehearsals.

That doodle became the intro to this. I just started singing and before I knew it I had two verses.

I checked it out with Madame La Muse, she liked it, so I wrote the bridge and recorded it.

It was done live with an acoustic but no click. It would have done like that, but I felt it was missing something. I could hear an organ part, mebbe. This isn’t it really, but it’s as close as I could get…

For me, this is very rough around the edges. Some of the vocal performance could be improved, the guitar part isn’t set in stone yet, and the organ, well the organ had trouble playing in time with the guitar not figured out! But I like the vibe, and I wouldn’t be able to repeat it or improve on it without some weeks of learning/rehearsing.

So as it is, with me fingers crossed, I think this version’s good enough for something that didn’t exist this morning.


Anyway… - A A J Russe

If I back off
And shut my mouth
For a moment or two
And let you be
Let you think
Would you find me
Anyway…

Some folks read
Some folks write
Some folks sing, stay up all night
If I go back
To the start
Would you find me
Anyway…

Enthusiastic as I am
Often forget you understand
Please forgive how I behave
Need you to find me
Anyway…

Enthusiastic as I am
Often forget you understand
Please forgive how I behave
Need you to find me
Anyway…

If I back off
And shut my mouth
For a moment or two
And let you be
Let you think
Would you find me
Anyway…

Could you find me
Anyway…

Copyright (c) 2012 A A J Russe. All Rights Reserved

Latest Comments

Guest said

I was totally enchanted, great song.

Colleen Dillon's avatar
Colleen Dillon said

This song just totally moved me. WOW!

Luop Garou's avatar
Luop Garou said

I like the soul in the vocals here; nice bluesy crooning.

Sister Savage's avatar
Sister Savage said

Beautiful vocal - beautiful.

Nightmoth's avatar
Nightmoth said

So sweet! Love the lyrics. Such a gorgeous vocal job. Very gentle yet so powerful.

Nick P's avatar
Nick P said

Still love this song….

Project Wakerobin's avatar
Project Wakerobin said

Nice song. Great lyrics, great vocals!

James Michael Taylor's avatar
James Michael Taylor said

The tension in this is palpable from the first question. The quiver in the voice. The nakedness of the questions. “Often forget you understand.” Hard to hear as just another blues song.

Guest said

cool soulful serenade

Guest said

wow. this song is so cool and delivered in just the right style. hats off to you, andrew!

joeldbrodsky18's avatar
joeldbrodsky18 said

Andrew your music pulls me in. Boy you sure know that less is more!!!I love it. I admire that you are able to be brave and keep it simple. Beautiful.

Andrew Russe's avatar
Andrew Russe said

@LJ - Yeah, no more Mr Nice Guy! Let’s have good ole Angus, “Dr Death”, from the old days… lol (He seems to have put on a bit more weight than I imagined, though…)

Lady Jane's avatar
Lady Jane said

Hey! Look at you! Scary :P

Guest said

Lovely… simply Lovely. Old school golden, brother.

James Michael Taylor's avatar
James Michael Taylor said

Thank you for the comments. You made my day. jmt

James Michael Taylor's avatar
James Michael Taylor said

Love the delicacy of it.

rob mills's avatar
rob mills said

Sweeeet! It’s early morn but need to listen again late at night with a large bourbon. Another excellent track Mr Russe

richardlaceves's avatar
richardlaceves said

very wonderful work,, seems like you had a bit of fun doing this…

oldrottenhead's avatar
oldrottenhead said

still kicking ass i see andy, still on my piepod for the walk to and fro work. braw tell yer maw.

Nick P's avatar
Nick P said

Thanks so much for your kind comments…..and keep up the great music….“Anyway” is a wonderful track

Johnny Stone's avatar
Johnny Stone said

awesome guitar and vocals awesome song.D DOG

Guest said

Ooo, and the tee shirt by the sounds of it! I’m afraid to say that I have string of dead bodies behind me too! Tell the truth boys!!!

Guest said

Ha ha! A man of the world then Andrew!! Rock on that man! Bethan

Guest said

I tried to send a comment on here giving you my email (iris_selene@sbcglobal.net). If it worked, no need to even read this one, it’s just the same stuff. I want to thank you for your feedback and we should chat, talk music, and I should get to listening to more of your stuff too. You’re a great musician. Alright, thanks so much, hope we talk soon!

FDR's avatar
FDR said

Like that!

Guest said

Love the folky ness. Quite soulful! Lovin the lyrics too. All of it, quite good, yes indeed.

JamesRaimondi's avatar
JamesRaimondi said

Soulful…always playing for the song, a musician’s musician. I dig the low organ and how it pops out at the end of the bridge. Another Great performance.

boy named bri's avatar
boy named bri said

You and me both, buddy! Haha. Nah I kid. It just seems really hard to get people to listen to new music. There’s just so much of it around. :) But thanks again. Much appreciated.

Greg Connor's avatar
Greg Connor said

Oh, that hit the spot!

Root Deep's avatar
Root Deep said

Awesome recording, LOVE IT!!!

Roger M. Harris's avatar
Roger M. Harris said

Straight out of the Commitments sound track I say…..Great track

Guest said

Very amazing.

lgh's avatar
lgh said

S-w-e-e-t Piepod I love it Andrew! LG

Wildgeas Music's avatar
Wildgeas Music said

Great storytelling Andrew. Real nice recording.

Lady Jane's avatar
Lady Jane said

Simply beautiful

Guest said

Master class in minimalism. More doodles please.

Guest said

Such an intimate sound. Wonderful vocal! Holding my breath while listening.

drorkessler's avatar
drorkessler said

love it

another cultural landslide's avatar
another cultural landslide said

Brilliant, soulful vocal! Well done! w;-)

Johnny Stone's avatar
Johnny Stone said

Really cool track mate.

Keith Landry's avatar
Keith Landry said

Oh my. Faved at about 0:08.

Nick P's avatar
Nick P said

Very nice…..

Movement To Contact's avatar
Movement To Contact said

Holy….wow….this is just amazing, vocals, recording…the whole song. Stunning work. Less then 50 seconds and fav’d

Guest said

Great track. I find you inspiring..

Guest said

Did I say wow? Wow…. that is amazing. The cupboard called you bro. And you called back. With the grace and style of the greats! Peace T

Guest said

Dear lord……. Wow… Wow…

Guest said

Andy, the two Otises,would kill for this one. It’s a total winner… Otis span Otis redding. Now Andrew Russe! I am a fan. Steve

oldrottenhead's avatar
oldrottenhead said

you are getting very productive of late andy, is it the cupboard? i wonder? lol. another belter keep em coming.

Saved!