• charlie linnell

「about you」- behind the song.


hello! time for a new song this sunday! it’s called ”about you”.


meaning

it’s about wanting to get to know someone on a deeper level.


the last part about the book comes from a sentence i read somewhere, it was something about ”life is a book that you write” or ”destiny is a book that you write”. and i thought it could be nice to work with that. i’m not a huge believer of fate or destiny, so i wrote ”wouldn’t really call it fate, but a book we write together”


creative process

so, one can say that this song came to life 5 years ago, in 2017, because that’s when i recorded the audio my phone, but the lyrics and the full song came together 2021. it’s been sitting in my song library for a while now so it was time for the song to be produced.


i recorded the song in two-three occasions and finished it in one full day. my goal is to sit every weekday and produce one hour in the evening.


i had so much fun producing this song! i worked with many sound layers (hence all my layers of clothes in the music video :3). strings, acoustic guitar, steel guitar, strings, ukulele, rythm guitar, etc. i just put it all together and then started to cut off instruments to make the song more dynamic. that's when the magic happens.


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it’s an oyster! i feel the meaning behind the song is getting to know someone and the pearl in the oyster represents that part where you get to know the person. it's about who the person truly is behind all those layers. (also here, hence all my layers of clothes in the music video. :3)


lyrics

through this summer and autumn call

i didn’t understand at all

we see the world in different colors

a photo burned behind my eyes

no longer serves to be this blind

i wonder what you will discover


all the things about you

all the things about you

i just wanna know

all the things about you


wouldn’t wish for it to go away

leaving home that chilly day

let time unfold, it will uncover

a bond so strong it couldn’t never break

wouldn’t really call it fate

but a book we write together


chorus x2


instrumental part


all the things about you

all the things about you

i just wanna know

all the things about you