Silk n' Suede | This Is What Love Looks Like

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This Is What Love Looks Like

by Silk n' Suede

These songs are from the heart, for the oft-ignored adults in our population, who appreciate well crafted music, written in a traditional, classic style with a modern, contemporary edge and feel. They are love songs that resonate, tell a story, are memorable, and touch the soul. And, we believe you'll have fun humming along, too!
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1. When You Kiss Me Like This
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2. 9:00 Somewhere
4:47 $0.99
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3. Miles Away from Here
4:39 $0.99
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4. Chasing Cars
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5. This Is What Love Looks Like
4:00 $0.99
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6. Limitless
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7. Norwegian Wood
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8. Inside
4:21 $0.99
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9. Remember
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10. This Kind of Love
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11. Can't Stop Thinking of You
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12. Touchstone
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
WHEN YOU KISS ME LIKE THIS

This song began as the phrase "If You Kiss Me Like This", and we intended it to be a fun, upbeat sort of tune. It went nowhere. We rewrote parts and even recorded it but it didn't have the 'magic' we were looking for. Then, late in 2013 while we were already recording the album, Stan pulled it out of the trash heap, anxious to give it another go. It reemerged as a love song "When You Kiss Me Like This", in waltz time. Which of course made us think about a newlywed couple's first dance, so we wrote lyrics to blend with that theme.


9:00 SOMEWHERE

OK, so initially we talked about the popular phrase, "it's five o'clock somewhere", but that was purely a jumping off point. I thought of daydreaming about missing someone and wishing life were the way it used to be, and Stan added the idea of the other person could miss you back, in the same song. It became a song of hopefulness about reuniting with a loved one. We first performed it in 2011, and a fan asked us who did that song so she could download it!


MILES AWAY FROM HERE

This song began with its first few chords, and it sounded very ethereal to us. It instantly suggested flying, maybe having a birds' eye view of life...so we tied it to the idea of someone casting off the burden of doubt, negativity...letting ones spirit soar. We repeated those chords between verses to underline that theme. We always had the idea that we'd have a group of people singing it.


CHASING CARS

Silkie brought this song in when we wanted to learn a more current song. It hung around for about a year before we figured out what we wanted to do with it to make it work in our style. She wrote quite an elaborate analysis of the lyric the point which was . . . .


THIS IS WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE

We wrote this one way, early on. It began with the title, and we wrote tons of ideas out first and traded lines. I wrote lyrics at night and we rehashed it all the next day at rehearsal. It took maybe a week… we were so giddy! It was our first co-write! It was so special to us, and we quickly had the idea that we were now songwriters and that an album, if we made one, should be called "This is What Love Looks Like".


LIMITLESS

I owe the inspiration of this song to Stan, as a tribute to how he wanted me to sing and perform and write and not be afraid of my own creativity and power. I was just playing around with some power chords and starting humming, not thinking of any words at that point. I couldn't decide where the song would go and then I hit the G chord and the words "be a little reckless" came out, followed by carefree and the idea of - no limits...limitless.


NORWEGIAN WOOD

I've done and heard other's versions of this "pivotal" Rubber Soul masterpiece since its release in the 60s. I've played it in the middle of GLORIA, yet, never got the real story behind Lennon's lyric until Nancy clued me in to the actual story (vs. my perverse interpretation). It made perfect sense for clarity that it become a duet of rejection and revenge. In 2012, when Sir Paul was coming to town, we played a 'PARTY LIKE A ROCK STAR' event at which tickets to his show were the tipper-most prize. For the gig, we needed to play more Beatles songs and working up 'Norwood', as I call it, forged our portrayal of This Bird Has Flown.


INSIDE

I was messing around with the keyboard, itching to try something that sounded a little jazzier than what we usually do. I had been writing snatches of lyrics in a notebook for almost three years and was looking for inspiration while I was noodling on the keys. I had written about the idea of someone who knows you really well, like, inside and out - a best friend, really - and they still love you despite your faults! I decided to expand on this in the second verse, with the idea that you can live your life the way is healthy for you, and love who you love, without incrimination.


REMEMBER

The turbulence of young love found and lost is the heartbreaking theme of this essentially dark yet hopeful song about perseverance in vain, the toll it takes and pressing on regardless. No matter what the pain, there is always a better day. A perfect platform for wanting both spirit and reality on the same page as depicted by Silkie's descant vocal support and when the strength of holding on becomes tantamount to the weakness of not being able to let go


THIS KIND OF LOVE

We wrote this for our loving and patient spouses - Glenda and Mike. They have been to so many gigs and applauded, listened and cheered us on....so we decided, as a valentines present for them, that we would write a love song that describes love that endures year after year, which is not often portrayed in many songs these days. It's rare, and we wanted to acknowledge it, and remind ourselves not to take it for granted!


CAN'T STOP THINKING OF YOU

First written as an up-tempo song, we turned it into a quasi theatrical, conversational duet about being smitten by new love and it becoming the backdrop to everything you do. In this state, your mind never has a void; it is instantly filled thinking about your new love. Yes, it's about an obsession of the heart (thanks Rob), how that feedback loop feeds itself and how your inability to control that obsession becomes ground zero.


TOUCHSTONE

We had taken a break during rehearsal and I was just idly playing my acoustic while Stan was mixing. The first line came quickly - so I thought of why someone would feel like they were always running, and expanded on it. We put in the word "touchstone" not just in its traditional sense as a gold standard but someone who is your significant other, who loves you unconditionally. Ultimately the touchstone allows for personal growth and understanding. I love how the lyrics blend with the music - it sounded so haunting and beautiful, and we knew it should be the final song on the album. We recorded it within a few days, and decided to let it go, as is, without a lot of polishing, onto the CD.

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Mike

Love this music!
Who are these people? Where did they come from? Love Love Love the songs.
Especially love Limitless, Miles from Here, This is What Love Looks Like and Inside
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