Hermine is song number 15 in my series “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.” I started this song in September 2010, and really liked the intro, which has a My Bloody Valentine influence. The title comes from Tropical Storm Hermine — see information about Tropical Storm Hermine on Wikipedia — and the melody came to me as I walked through big rain drops resulting from the storm.
The original chorus and bridge — to the extent there was a bridge — didn’t take the song anywhere. So I messed around with the song off and on for years, and finally decided to change the feel completely in the chorus. I like the shift in the new chorus and the space in the new bridge. The new bridge wasn’t moving back naturally to the chorus, so I reintroduced the voice to prepare the listener for the shift back. Hope it works for ya. I finished recording the demo for Hermine on Halloween 2014. The demo is currently available as a free download.
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