Last week Inspired & The Sleep finished recording this Valentine’s Day song for Hi54LoFi records, based out of London, as part of a compilation release that acts like a Valentine’s Day card. More on that here. The result is “What I Want and What I Need.” It’s nothing like the lo-fi lifeguard pop we first heard from Inspired & the Sleep, but it’s a cute little tune perfect for V-Day, so uh, happy Valentine’s Day.

I aimed to record more of a simple straight forward pop song sort of along the lines of the Moldy Peaches.
In majority the song was written in one late night with the beautiful Kaila Abruzzo who sang on the track as well.
The instrumentation was based around a ukulele part and the chorus melody. I looped some light percussion of finger snaps, and me patting my leg among other various things.
And yes that’s a smooch at the very end. The individual song’s artwork was made by my 8th grade cousin who did a splendid job!

Download: Inspired & The Sleep – “What I Want and What I Need”