Song Gifts is a best of collection selected from over 100 songs Snarski wrote and co-wrote during Covid lockdown in Melbourne. Twenty-four tracks [a double album] written as gifts for partners, friends, dogs and children as well as songs created within the stories shared by the keen and willing.
Ideas and details were forwarded in an email and from that the process would begin, the occasional exchange for more vital information and gradually the songs unfolded, bespoke songs, wee vignettes and glimpses into people’s lives.
The songs were written around his kitchen table on wintery mornings, recorded by the afternoon – imparting a lo-fi immediacy and intimacy – with the MP3s then being sent to his musical accomplices by the evening. A choice of solo, electric guitar or sweet pedal steel accompaniment was offered from ‘Evil’ Graham Lee [Triffids] or Shane O’Mara [Rebecca’s Empire] – who added an element or two, tweaked and finessed the songs in their home studios before being sent back to those who commissioned the song – all recorded without contact other than via a mobile phone or computer.
Rob Snarski Song Gifts with ‘Evil’ Graham Lee & Shane O’Mara available at robsnarski.com and select record stores