By Jim Fusco:
Here we are for another edition of The Open Mic Sessions with Jim Fusco! Today is a song that I performed at Sam Ash music store in New Haven, CT. With the help of my good friend Dana Camp manning the video camera, I’m able to bring you this week’s video!
“Go Back to Him” is the opening track off of my 2009 album, “Halfway There”. When writing songs for that album, I took an amazing trip to Italy with another longtime friend, Dr. Alberto Distefano. While at his uncle’s house in Sicily, we sat down with my newly-purchased classical guitar (you know, the one from my early Laptop Sessions cover song music videos) and were inspired to write a couple songs. One was “Ruins” (pretty obvious, since we had just spent a week in mainland Italy looking at all the history) and the other was “Go Back To Him”.
This song is pretty straightforward- we’re basically saying, in kind of a sarcastic tone, to someone: hey, you’re impossible to convince otherwise, so just go back to that jerk that treats you like dirt. I’m not exactly sure where the sentiment came from, but I can remember one thing- I wanted this to sound like a Beatles song. In the studio version, which you can hear at http://jimfusco.com/albums/halfway-there.html, you can hear a clear Beatles influence. I thought it would be a great start to the album, and I hope you agree!
So, enjoy today’s Open Mic Session and stay tuned for many more as I continue to perform my original songs for the world!