TONY DONI – “HOW DOES IT WORK”
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE MUSIC PREMIERE
The song deals with our dependence on technology, how we interact with each other using it and the effect that it has on our ability to accurately remember things. I think hardware synthesizers provide a perfect, and somewhat ironic, accompaniment to these topics. This song came together over the course of several years while I was working on my other projects The Beach Bats and Velvet Flesh. It was something I always came back to whenever I had the time to add a little synth flourish or piano part. The other singles I am preparing for release were all composed in this way. Over the course of years and in my spare time, as little ongoing pieces. It’s strange to find a song sitting on a hard drive and realize that it’s from 2010 and about 90% complete. Getting to inject my current understanding into it and completing it has always proven challenging and interesting work.
“It is interesting to engage with real synthesizers during the composition process as well. I’m always hunting for some electronic sound that sounds fresh to me but also carries the message of the song. I’m hunting for electronic sounds that I can relate to.”
(Buono Guano Records)
Release Date: August 28, 2020