60 songs written for Cinderella’s ‘Night Songs’ album but nothing that Tom Keifer would go back to
Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer was recently interviewed by Robert Cavuoto for Sonic Perspectives and the former spoke about the writing for his new album Rise, which was released earlier this month via Cleopatra Records.
In terms of how many songs were written for Rise, Keifer indicated (with slight edits): “These eleven songs are new seeds that popped up to Savannah or I within the last six yeasts since The Way Life Goes. Nothing is left over [for] that CD or the Cinderella days; they are all brand new ideas. They are inspirations that hit us along our journey of touring with this new band. They are life experiences of being on and off the stage with the band, what we have gone though individually and collectively , and just observing life. So eleven ideas stood out, and we only had those eleven, we didn’t cut anything extra. Its impossible to tell how many ideas went by the wayside over the six years.”
With respect to how many demos that Keifer has from his Cinderella days and whether he’d consider developing those down the road, the singer advised: “The most leftover songs are from the first record. That is why they warn you about the sophomore jinx, because you spend your entire life writing for that first record. There were 60 songs going into Night Songs, and we picked ten. We never went back to that pool except once for “Hot And Bothered”, which was on the Wayne’s World soundtrack. I’ve always moved forward with my writing. Long Cold Winter was written on the Night Songs tour while we were experiencing new things. We wrote ten songs, and they were all on the record. There weren’t any leftovers. And same with Heartbreak Station and Still Climbing. The old Night Songs demos are out there somewhere on bootleg. I don’t think there is anything in that batch that I would ever get back to.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Tom Kieier at Sonic Perspectives‘ website.