The song began with one word - PAPER, which i believe was given to me by my wife-to-be in a dream, or ESP on the second night i slept over at her place. I was certain she had put that word in my head, and was unsure why. I meditated on the word PAPER for a few days, and then came up with: 'Love is like a piece of PAPER! - two sides - but ONE!!!' and then the song unfolded from there. The title and chorus lyrics came from the name of the doco I was making: In Search of the Perfect Frequency.
Once finished writing it, i recorded a version of the song - it has beats and lots of sounds in it, but it didn't fit very well on the album. So I pondered what to do, in the end decided to employ the help of my favourite NZ musician - Andy Gibson. After showing interest in being involved, I requested that he make a slower, more chilled version... Once the song was put through the Andy Gibson treatment, it came out better than the original! I then recorded the strings with Anita Clark (ex-Ragamuffin Children) in Christchurch in Feb this year.
Both Andy and Anita were involved in my NZ based record label back in the day. Some of Anita's wonderful solo violin recordings are here: https://mottemotte.bandcamp.com/
And if you love Andy Gibson's voice as much as i do, go and listen to his albums and support his music here: https://andygibson.bandcamp.com/