30 Clubs in 30 Songs: New York, Part 2

It’s New York Week! Like Chicago and Los Angeles, New York gets two songs for its two teams. The second song is for the AL team, the team we all know and love/hate/love to hate. Nearly every metaphor works (rich kid, bully, mogul), but a rival General Manager gave us an instantly usable nickname: The Evil Empire. With an alias like that, how else was this song going to sound?!

This is a tune where not only did I have a solid idea from the project’s onset, I actually had the last batch of lyrics written down for at least a month. Naturally, I went flat-out evil – and over the top – with this one. I even programmed some synth parts in GarageBand and flew them into Pro Tools – a first for me. The pile of guitars, though, was definitely not a first. I had high expectations going in… and they were completely exceeded. This has quickly become one of my favorites from this entire project and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

New York, Part 2: Empire

Next up: Oakland (Next Friday), Philadelphia (The following Tuesday)

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