There’s a lot that goes into creating a song, few would argue that. The creative choices are endless and in the end decisions have to be made. Spanish Prisoners are a unique band in that they are somewhat compulsive perfectionists when it comes to songwriting. I can only imagine what goes into a creative session with this group.
SP just recently released the single Downtown Chicagoland from their debut album Gold Fools along with two alternate versions. The three versions of this song show the major differences that subtle choices make in the end and that if there is a strong songwriting foundation that it is hard to be wrong.
“This is the last song on the record but its actually one of our favorites- it was hard to get right though, maybe thats why we recorded it three times!” – Leo Maymind of Spanish Prisoners