Well, it's been a long time with no songs but I finally got around to recording this one I wrote in March. It started out much quieter and I planned on only recording electric guitar and vocals, but it gradually changed. After adding a drum track and another guitar track something wasn't working, and at that point I realized it needed to be more of a rock song. So I started over.
Although it was inspired by the loss of a family member in October, it's ultimately about remembering the positive difference people can make in our lives, so the upbeat sound made more and more sense throughout the recording process.
The book referenced is The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene, which I am seriously going to read soon.