New Season in depth | Part 5: Patience
Every Monday (it kind of all went wrong) for the next six weeks I’m going to be posting an in-depth blog about a song from New Season. Here’s the fifth one.
Part 5: Patience
I am (or at least I used to be) a pretty impatient person. I’m also a bit of a control freak and I like stuff to be done my way. So in 2011 I chose a word to focus on for the year, something to work on in my character, and that was ‘patience,’ hence this song of the same name.
If I’m being honest, this is probably my least favourite song on the album. It’s not that I don’t like it, it’s just that I never felt completely satisfied with how it ended up sounding. I love the chorus and think it has a great melody, which is why I kept the song on the album, and I love the sentiment of the song, but I always worried that it was a bit too basic and pop, and I was never sold on the middle eight (except the killer Beach Boys-esque ‘ba ba ba’ bits from 4:29 onwards!)
That said, the string section on the outro is one of my favourite moments on the album (from 4:55 onwards) and I feel like the song works in the context of the album, in terms of providing a different mood and feel. A few people have since told me that it’s their favourite song on New Season, so it can’t be all bad!
Anyway, I hope it inspires people to be a little more patient and to slow down a bit.
Listen to / buy ‘New Season’ at lukeleighfield.com/newseason.
Watch ‘Seasons’, the feature-length documentary about the making of the album, at lukeleighfield.com/seasons.