Far Apart

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More about this song here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy6SqU4yyGw

For the musicians out there:

With Eduardo Longuim’s ghost notes on the snare and Rodrigo Mantovani’s muted minor arpeggios, this song sounded amazing as soon as it was tracked. Adding a layer of a chorus-drenched rhythm guitar to get a Fender Rhodes feeling in the background, “Far Apart” gave me the chance to record guitar solos I was proud of later, both melodically and tone-wise.
I played my surf green strat on this one for lead and had a bunch of amps on, but most of the density in the guitar sound comes from the Van Zandt Blues pickups with which the guitar is equipped, a partly turned-down tone knob and a short slap-back analog delay.
This song gave the band a chance to really come together and build something from the ground up and I knew it had worked when I tracked the vocals in a single take. Definitely one of my favorites on the album.

For the music lovers:

“Far Apart” was a song I had come up with a few days before going into the studio. I remember having the lyrics and the music ready, but not having the slightest idea of how I wanted it to sound.
Eduardo Longuim and Rodrigo Mantovani were instrumental in making the song work. We attempted it a few times as more of a blues piece and our producer just hated the way it was coming out.
In one of the many moments of inspiration that came about at 3:00am during the recording of the album, Rodrigo started playing a bass line, Du followed with a cool drum line and I started to play the soft guitar part that perfectly set the mood for the vocals and solos.

lyrics

Further and further away
You’ve been drifting to the back of my brain
I don’t know what they’ve been saying but I hardly ever mention your name

Further and further apart
You’ve been driven to the edge of my heart
It’s been so long since I’ve seen you I can hardly even picture your face

Why were you so kind?
Why did you let me come so close before you left me high and dry?
It doesn’t really matter anymore but I never really seem to forget
It’s as if I could reach you even though we’re so far apart

Hoping that you’d let me stay
Unsuspecting of the games that you played
Thought that you had really meant the things you whispered in my ear
Over and over again

I know better than to pretend
That you regret this having come to an end
It was quite thoughtful of you to let me know before I went and found out on my own

Why were you so kind?
Why did you let me come so close before you left me high and dry?
It doesn’t really matter anymore but I never really seem to forget
It’s as if I could reach you even though we’re so far apart

Why were you so kind?
Why did you let me come so close before you left me high and dry?
It doesn’t really matter anymore but I never really seem to forget
It’s as if I could reach you even though we’re so far apart

credits

from In a Minute, released July 15, 2012
Music & Lyrics - Marcel Ziul

Produced by Luis 'Granja' Venturin
Mixed and recorded by Luis 'Granja' Venturin and Marcel Ziul
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NY

Guitars and vocals - Marcel Ziul
Drums - Eduardo Longuim
Bass - Rodrigo Mantovani

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Marcel Ziul Brazil

Natural born musician and talented songwriter Marcel Ziul has dedicated the last ten years to live performances and recording his music in an effort to share his life experience of having grown up in constantly changing surroundings. A fluent speaker of three languages, Ziul writes English lyrics and accompanies himself on guitar.

His influences range from r&b, soul and the blues to rock and pop.
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