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I learned about existentialism at a young age. My Dad was a Philosophy Professor. Waiting for Godot and Archibald MacLeish's J.B. were in my Ballet Bag for years. My mother + stepfather are libertarian folk that went to church, shot guns, and sold Amway.
I'm not saying this song is about any of that. But it's also NOT NOT about that.
I started recording this song in 2017 with my good friend and collaborator Mark Ospovat in Brooklyn, NY. We laid down the foundation tracks of beat, guitar and vocals. Then I let the song lie.....because I didn't know how to finish it or where it fit in my oeuvre. I almost wrote ovaries. That too. (You do know that songs are like babies, right?)
Cut to March 2020, Kansas City. Chase Horseman and I unearthed the tracks right before the quarantine. He sat down at the Wurlitzer and played some notes and suddenly the song made sense to me. Of course it needed Wurlitzer! Through Chase's arrangements of keys and other instrumentation, and Dawn and Tracy's backup vocals (shoutout to KC one nite stand dancers extraordinaire)...I knew the song was finally there and it was time to release it into the world.Thanks so much to both Mark Ospovat and Chase Horseman for helping me realize the song's potential and also for adding your own inventive arrangements. It was a One Nite Stands Magical Collaboration from NYC to Kansas City. BOOM.
Nan & The One Nite Stands.
Song written by Nan Turner.
Recorded by Mark "Dragon" Ospovat @ SpeakerSonic Studios in Brooklyn, NY
Additional recording and mixing and production by Chase Horseman @ Winky World Studios in Kansas City, MO
Mastered by Ian Dobyns
Vox, beat- Nan Turner
Guitar, percussion - Mark Ospovat
Wurlitzer, bass, synth- Chase Horseman
Backup vox - Dawn Yoder + Tracy Flowers.
Thanks to Mark O.,Chase, Ian, Tracy, Dawn, NY one nite stands Leslie, Angela, and Susan. My Dad. And last but not least, Frida the Dog.