“Salt” was a song we did not see approaching. It was not the usual process of chiselling away at a block of granite with a pencil. The song fell out as fluid as a breeze through an open window. It wasn’t until afterwards that we could see a considerable contrast between the melody and the lyrics – but who were we to argue with divine will of the songwriting Gods? They intervened, as they so often do, at the most ill-timed moment…inside the basement washroom of a Toronto tavern.
The idea was drunkenly captured as an iPhone voice memo, and demoed the following day. Despite the cheery, bright production, “Salt” is actually rather melancholy – touching on subjects of depression, social isolation and detachment. “Salt” was co-written and produced by award-winning songwriter Robyn Dell Unto, and it was the winner of the 2018 Canadian Songwriting Contest.
In the end, we were left with a song that was as just as much ours to unriddle as it was the listener’s. You can read the official premiere over at Live In Limbo.
Thank you for listening.
Scarlett (¼ of Running Red Lights)