Today I’m introducing you to the latest track by American composer John Hayes. John started playing the piano when he was around 8 years old (he can’t remember exactly since it wasn’t by his own choice). Like many others who gets forced in to playing in their young years, he kind of lost interest.
During practice time, I would find myself trying to come up with my own tunes or trying to recreate a melody I had heard from a movie I had seen the night before. I eventually dropped out of formal lessons, but it was not until a few years later, after developing my playing on my own terms, that I started to really enjoy the piano.
The track Eight for a wish is taken from a compilation album put together by Carlos Hof and was released on January 24th of 2020.
Tell us something about your track Eight for a wish!
This song was recorded this past summer. It was one of the first songs that I wrote in my new studio space. I remember being so pleased with how my piano was sounding at the time but also frustrated because there seemed to be a massive gathering of crickets outside my window. Maybe they were protesting my playing, upset that their quiet nights were being disturbed by this new pianist that just moved here. Finally, I was able to record a take where they decided to take a break from their protests and have a listen.
Thank you for sharing your track with us John!