Fear Itself

FDR’s quote, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” was the perfect springboard for a song. “Fear Itself” is a three-verse song that examines my childhood and adolescent fears and biases.

I had a lot of fun with the arrangement and the vocal performance, but it still needed something after producer, Marshall Toppo, and I completed our parts. I needed a guitarist who could play funk, so I enlisted our old friend, Jeff Coplan. “Make it sound like Prince walked into the session,” I told Jeff. The result speaks for itself.

And here’s a video…

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