Songs For The New Album – Chasing The Dragon

Here’s the second track that I’m considering for inclusion on the new album (click here to check out the first). This one’s called Chasing the Dragon, and as you might’ve guessed, it’s more of a somber song.

This one was inspired by someone I know well, but I’m going to keep the origins mysterious for now. Check it out…

What do you think? Drop any comments into the box below. I’d love to hear whatever you have to say, and it could make the difference as to whether the track makes the album. Let’s hear it!

  • Dirty Dan the Sewer Man

    Chasing the Dragon should definitely be included on the next Radio Nowhere release because of its “cleanliness”. The straightforward piano and melodic vocals will be a nice interlude, sandwiched in between a bunch of crunchy rock and roll. – Dirty Dan the Sewer Man

  • http://www.radionowhere.net/mmm/disqus.html Mike Baker

     Hey, good to hear from you, DD!   Yeah, this tune is definitely more in the “catch your breath” mode. I’m looking forward to really honing this one, but hanging on to the basic feel.

  • Maiketing

    i like the simplicity and dynamism of the voice + piano, but in my head instead of the drone-y strings instrumental, am a cello or fiddle line, something a bit more complicated and picking up the melody, perhaps also tucked in here and there between V and chorus 

  • Todd Lyden

    Enjoyed cant wait for the final product

  • Chris Hillesdon

    Thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you for the link!

  • Gorich Andrey

    Well written, really. Maybe you can call a girl with a violin for a solo to make it more varied and fresher?

  • Dcaul1961

    I’d like to hear a nice guitar solo, but I feel that this is a noteworthy cut, and would definitely include it on your album.

  • http://www.radionowhere.net/mmm/disqus.html Mike Baker

     Interesting – there have been a few people who’ve heard strings of some kind in this one. I’ll have to explore that….Thanks!

  • http://www.radionowhere.net/mmm/disqus.html Mike Baker

     Cool – thanks, Todd!

  • http://www.radionowhere.net/mmm/disqus.html Mike Baker

     No prob, Chris – stay tuned for more…

  • http://www.radionowhere.net/mmm/disqus.html Mike Baker

     Thanks, Andrey. Seems like there’s a consensus building for some kind of string solo…

  • http://www.radionowhere.net/mmm/disqus.html Mike Baker

     I’m nearly always up for a good guitar solo. Think I’ll see if I can shoehorn one in here. Thanks!

  • http://www.radionowhere.net/mmm/disqus.html Mike Baker

      I’m nearly always up for a good guitar solo. Think I’ll see if I can shoehorn one in here. Thanks!

  • Dirty Dan the Sewer Man

    Can’t dance to it, but liked it anyway. The choruses were quite melodic with plenty of depth in the vocals. Agree with others that a string solo would go nicely over the chords in the break. Dirty Dan the Sewer Man

  • http://www.radionowhere.net/mmm/disqus.html Mike Baker

    Thanks, DD!

  • Linda_keifer

    Okay, Michael, now THIS song I LOVE!!!!!  I LOVE the meshing of your voice with the piano and quite frankly, I like your singing better with the piano than the guitar.  There is more of a distinction between your voice and the sound of the piano.  With the guitar, your voice kind of fades into the sound of it and doesn’t stand out as much as it does with the piano.  Just my opinon…but I LOVE the song and your singing!     Aunt Linda

  • http://www.radionowhere.net/mmm/disqus.html Mike Baker

     Hey, thanks Aunt Linda! I think I know what you mean about the piano, and there are a few more piano songs coming, so stay tuned…

  • Jamey Austin

    Boom. Dig this new tune! You know I’m a sucker for the keys. And dragons.

  • Mike

    Thanks, hombre. I agree, can never have too much dragons.