“Suits Me Fine” is a song released today, December 13th 2023. It delves into the theme of embracing one’s true self, despite the pressures and expectations of society. Partners, employers and friends all put expectations on us. The lyrics speak to the idea of finding comfort and pride in one’s own identity and path in life, even if it goes against the grain of what’s conventionally accepted or expected.
The song is set against a backdrop of Americana music, blending traditional elements like the songwriting of John Prine and the arrangement of the Avett Brothers with a modern sensibility. It tells a story of individuality, self-acceptance, and the freedom that comes from living authentically. The melody and arrangement complement this message, creating an atmosphere that is both reflective and empowering.
“Suits Me Fine” resonates with listeners who have experienced the struggle of fitting into societal norms and have found peace in accepting and celebrating their unique selves. It’s about the liberation that comes from saying, “This is who I am, and that suits me fine.”
Suits me fine drums, keys and bass were all recorded in 2019. The band was working on a second album and had been performing Suits Me Fine for a few months. We recorded in our home studio using Reaper.
The vocals and guitars were all done (or re-done to be more accurate) at home in the months (years, really) after the pandemic. I really liked the doubled acoustic guitars, one of which is Nashville tuned for the pseudo-12 string sound.
The main and background vocals are all Miles, although I did toy with using a lalals.com changeup for some variety. I couldn’t get anything usable though so I stuck with my own sound.