Dark Heart was written and arranged by Deb Copeland, Lorraine Finch, Robbie Miller and Kathryn Sutherland. We are bandmates, along with Oliver Evans, in Vancouver based Hello(again).
It is a melancholy song about people who appear to live to bring pain to those around them.
We were very lucky to have Simon play his thumb tack piano and accordion on the track. He also invited Evan Arntzen to play clarinet on this track. It was a joy to watch Evan easily roll into a great clarinet part for this song.
Jason’s drums, Albert’s stand up bass and Kathryn’s electric guitar parts were live off the floor. Simon came in later with his wonderful piano and Heintzman accordion parts.
It became a recording tradition for Kathryn to return to the studio, each day, and find Simon, in the wee hours, had laid down amazing keys parts for the songs.
Thanks again for agreeing to have blue dirt girl take a spin at recording our song Deb, Lorraine and Robbie.
“because i said i would”