The Story Behind the Song To Be Loved

I was in my studio noodling on my electric guitar. The amp was rich with texture and harmonic overtones as I laid out an arpeggio (single notes in sequence) from string to string. The walkdown was impressive in my mind and filled the room and my soul with emotion. Something was growing as the beauty of the notes unfolded. I could feel the start of a song coming to me once again. 

The placement of an emotionally packed melody and sincere lyrics soon took shape as I felt more and more passionately that this was a song about power of finding someone special, the power human love, of tenderness, and commitment. 

To Be Loved took several years to get into the studio but finally made its way into the hearts of people all over the world and is now yours to enjoy. It's a timeless song that causes people to simply stop whatever they are doing to just listen, be, and feel the power of human love. Enjoy.

GDR

Artists involved in this project...

Written by Grant Daniel Reed

Male Vocals by Grant Daniel Reed

Female Vocals by Jamie Brown

Keys by Jamie Brown

Drums by Ryan Elwood

Lead Electric Guitar by David Brooks

2 comments

  • Laura Rector

    Laura Rector Westminster, CO

    Thank you for the back story. I was wondering about the female voice; great harmony.

    Thank you for the back story. I was wondering about the female voice; great harmony.

  • Grant Daniel Reed

    Grant Daniel Reed Denver, CO

    Thanks, Laura! Jamie's a real talent and wonderful to work with! Thanks also for posting your thoughts! GDR

    Thanks, Laura! Jamie's a real talent and wonderful to work with!
    Thanks also for posting your thoughts!
    GDR

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