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- Posted on May 1st 2007 1:00PM by Steve Baltin
Shakespeare wrote that brevity is the soul of wit but Joseph Arthur might beg to differ. The singer-songwriter recently penned a 20-minute plus song for his new album, 'Let's Just Be,' but Arthur tells Spinner that the cumbersome tune wasn't intentional.
"That just happened in the studio," Arthur says of the epic 'Lonely Astronaut.' "It went on and on and on. The whole end section, including when it breaks back into the song, was all improvised. It felt like a special moment."
Like 'Lonely Astronaut,' much of the album, released this month, came organically. "The CD was mastered and the songs randomly [wound up] in the [final] order," Arthur says. "It somehow worked and I thought it went with the title, 'Let's Just Be.' The whole record was [about] letting go."