By Jim Fusco:
What a happy day it is here at the Fusco-Moore Experience (home of FMP Studios). We were both (along with all of my friends and family) pulling for Barack Obama to win the Presidential election. We watched every minute of it and I didn’t stop watching until about 2 am.
It was a great night for the country because it was actually a decisive victory- a true electoral landslide. Yes, the popular vote was closer, but as the Republicans proved in 2000, the country-wide popular vote means nothing in a presidential election.
So, tonight, my Laptop Sessions Original Wednesday video had to be something extra-special. I actually sat down and wrote a new song just for the occasion- talk about a turnaround! I had the tune to the verse of this song for a few weeks now, but never did anything with it. I’m not going to explain the words of the song or what it’s about. You’ll have to deduce that answer on your own. Oh, and one tidbit- this actually ISN’T going to be a track off of my upcoming album, “Halfway There” that’s already been mixed and mastered. So, you get an extra-special bonus with this song tonight!
I will say that I’m pretty proud of this video. It took me many takes to get right, mostly because I didn’t know all the words yet! But, the song’s structure is cool- the “chorus” is actually more of a “tag” to the song, making the bridge more of the chorus, if that makes sense. I wanted to write a topical song that wasn’t overtly so. I think, given the day on which it’s being posted, that the song fits into the political landscape well. But, I hope that people can listen to it at different times of the year (without knowing what day I wrote it) and still understand the sentiments I’m trying to get across.
I’ll say this: one of my big hopes for America is UNITY. It’s about time after so many years of being truly divided. Say what you will about political views, etc, but Barack Obama is the first president in over 20 years to get elected by a true MAJORITY of American voters (over 50%). That says something very powerful to me, and I hope he can bring this country together and help to heal the divides of politics, racism, and religion. Good night, America- I hope you’ll join me in rejoicing as we usher in a new era for the United States.