Having moved away from his previous – and up until recently – lifelong career as a racehorse trainer, announcer and broadcaster, Peter Kleinhans is now starting to make his mark on the music world and has reignited his passion for song-writing, guitar and piano playing. With his debut album Something’s Not Right due for release early next year, ThisIsTheLatest are delighted to premiere his latest single “Turn The Tide.”
Asked about the creative process and story behind the song, Peter says:
“”Turn the Tide” is a song that began as an exercise and turned into something with an actual direction. The main arpeggios off of which the song is built started out as a guitar exercise written by Matt Detro, and the lyrics used the names of two of my favorite racehorses, Turn The Tide and Trim The Tree, who were arch rivals as well as sharing three-word alliterative names.
But the song took shape when I combined it with one of my favorite photographs taken by my father, of a distant couple in Central Park in fall. Between the music, lyrics, and visual, I let my imagination conjure a gentle world in which two people face the passage of time with dignity and grace. I think of it as one of the more optimistic of my songs because it suggests that the whole of a life shared with someone can indeed exceed the sum of those live’s individual parts.”