Last modified: Saturday, 27 September, 2008, 2:20:10 AM.
Batch 3 was an attempt at creating within the framework of an album, with emphasis on the listening flow from one track to the next; whether I had achieved this or not is obviously up for debate (which I highly welcome). ‘First Days’ is the second track from the batch. Initially, it was inspired by a scene in the first (chronology-wise) of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia novels, ‘The Magician’s Nephew’, where readers witness the first few hours within the magical land as Aslan sings it into existence (which would’ve made for great cinema had Disney not mess up the franchise). In the years after I’d completed the track, the title took on a more realistic sense. ‘First Days’ felt more suited as a reference to the early stages of any lengthy process (like life, for example), as loosely represented through the arrangement. A pursuit of something often starts out slow and calculated, but eventually a rhythm is gained and, before you know it, you’ll find yourself right in the thick of it.