These songs are outtakes or "b-sides" from my 2017 album "Crushing On What Might Be".
I had originally intended to include them on the COWMB album, but they just didn't fit the overall vibe, so I'm putting them together into a two-song collection called "Crush Companion".
"This Song's About Beer" is a tongue-in-cheek sketch wherein a fellow ruminates over all the deep, important things he could write a song about, but in the end decides...beer. Yep. Oh, and there's some silliness thrown in there about getting over a relationship. Because of course there is.
"How I Make You" is a songwriting collaboration between myself and my friend Chad Hanson (chadhanson.bandcamp.com
). The challenge we gave ourselves was to write a song which lyrically sounded poetic, but was barely about anything tangible...just contained lots of adjectives and descriptions while eluding what the noun actually is. I think we accomplished it mostly, save for one nod to the song's character being a cheating bastard ("If you like I can leave her"). In general, though, the song turned out how we wanted it: a nice, big shrug. To wit, here are the chorus lyrics:
"Closer than it seems
Far as it feels
Higher than some high thing
Deeper than we thought
Hotter than that
Bluer than either one"