I Keep Forgettin’
A pop-funk re-imagining of Michael McDonald’s “I Keep Forgettin’”
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Vocalist Kathryn Rose worked with drummer/producer Creighton Doane to create a non-stop groove fest that captures the live energy of Kathryn’s incredible vocal performance, along with intricately woven harmonies and instrumental detail.
“Producer/musician Creighton Doane and I have been friends and colleagues for so long now. We don’t get to work together all the time, but it’s always such a treat when we do. When you have collaborated on so many different types of projects, and when you have been at it as long as we both have, and perhaps with a pandemic thrown into the mix, you can find yourself at a point where you just want to do what really strikes your fancy, and have as much fun as possible doing it. At the moment Creighton and I are exploring a mini Michael McDonald song cycle. What will we do next!!
Our decision to cover this song came from the realization it’s a track we both loved when it first came out. We didn’t transform the piece, but this is definitely not a straight lift. Our version of “I Keep Forgettin’” is our chance to stretch out and do what we do, with no holds barred. Although it may be the opposite of minimalist, I think it’s tasteful, with every moment in its place, and some very fine playing by other musicians we love: Pat Kilbride on bass, and Justin Abedin on guitar. Creighton did all the drumming, programming, keyboards, and the deft mix, and we collaborated on the intricate lead and backing vocal arrangements, which I sang myself. (Crafting and executing backing vocals are my favourite parts!)
This cover is a bit of an event, where everybody shines, and thrives on one another. Headphones on!”
All vocals: Kathryn Rose
Electric bass: Pat Kilbride
Electric guitars: Justin Abedin
Drums/keys/programming: Creighton Doane
Produced/recorded/mixed: Creighton Doane
Mastered: Harry Hess