Way back when I first submitted this song to the video game team I was part of when I wrote it, I classified the genre as “Hoe-down…? Jig?! Barnyard dance?!?!”
That about sums it up.
Daybreak is the kind of song I’m glad I wrote, but I’ll never write another song like it. I’ve never been a big country music fan, so writing a fiddle jig was a bit outside my comfort zone.
I think a good summary of this song comes from one of the members of the original game project. After hearing this piece, he commented (slightly edited):
“Hoe down what? I’m not quite sure what square dances in america are like but this reminds me heavily of…well feck knows, but this is something real surprising from Tanner. Damn it’s catchy.
Also, that lead fiddle is real nasty sounding, DAMN. Any way of improving the sound of it would be greatly appreciated.”
Still makes me laugh. :)
On a final note, I got the original idea for this piece – strangely enough – from “Final Answer” by The Calling. I’m fairly certain no one on planet earth could have guessed that connection had I not mentioned it!