“Take It” is the new single from Brisbane/Gold Coast’s Lecia Louise.
“Take It” is about grabbing life by the horns and taking what’s right there in front of you, making the most out of life, especially when coming out of a low place.
It has been quite a journey for Lecia to get the song to this point. ‘Take It’ was born in Sydney while she was on tour pre-pandemic, from the drummers couch. That seed was then planted in Michael Flander’s Nashville studio, finally returning back to Australia, to be finished in QLD.
The track was composed by Lecia and features her on electric guitars and vocals. Guest musicians include Malcolm Foster on bass (Simple Minds, The Pretenders), Cameron McGlinchey on drums (The Screaming Jets, Rogue Traders), David Francis (acoustic guitar Nashville) and our own local, Nathan Seiler on organ. The song was pre produced by Michael Flanders, Lecia and Steve James. It was recorded and engineered by Michael Flanders, Jason Milhouse, Lecia, Steve James (The Screaming Jets, Cold Chisel, Monty Python) and mixed by Steve James, and mastered by Matthew Gray.
“I was happy to have multiple inputs on this song to get it to finish mark,” says Lecia. “I wanted to have the experience of recording in Nashville, but not end up with a fully country song, so elements of classic rock were injected by Steve James, which is a style that he thrives in. Additional, jangly, bell tone electric guitars were put down at Record Works with Jason Millhouse and Flanders. I loved working with all those guys.”
Lecia also recorded some parts at home to add gloss and colour to the tune which she loves to do. Joe Camilleri from The Black Sorrow’s / Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons leant his ear and helped “trim the fat”, suggesting the removal of some potentially unnecessary parts of the song, with a goal of getting the song to the point quicker and (hopefully) not losing the attention of the listener.
Accompanying the song is a music clip produced by our own, Nigel Jones from NKJ. Nigel intertwines fresh, modern footage recorded at Red Engine Studios, with live, energetic footage.
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