“ALL TOO SOON”2012
MUSIC & LYRICS BY JESSE PAUL WARREN
PRODUCTION & VOCALS BY JESSE PAUL WARREN
[ Liner Notes ]
AT THE TIME, “In A Dream” was a big success for me. “All Too Soon” was the follow up to that.
It was also the first song released under the name Spektrem. Originally, the name was Bassment Bros. But our managers, who had found us through “In A Dream”, thought that name sounded too college. They were probably right.
But Spektrem was forced. I chose it, but no one ever loved it. Including me. It just sounded ok, and we could get all the social media handles. At the time we were rushing to pick something so we could keep releasing music.
“ALL TOO SOON” WAS ALSO THE FIRST of my electronic songs that I sang on.
There was this tension back then of whether or not I should sing on my own songs. My managers generally wanted others to sing. Their suggestion wasn’t entirely misplaced. While I can improve it with Autotune, my singing is not amazing.
But I felt then, and still do, that it’s usually better for the person who wrote a song to sing it. What you lose in vocal perfection, you gain in a special quality that comes through when the voice is the writer’s.
While “All Too Soon” never blew up, later on, my most succesful songs included my own voice.
“ALL TOO SOON” IS AN UPBEAT and fun song. Looking back, there’s a lot I would have done differently with the prouction. That’s how it goes. Cest la vie.
Most of my music was pretty heavily influenced by The Beatles (very unique, I know...) I was enamored with simple, sugary melodies. That inspired the melody of these lyrics.