Guitarist Ariel Posen, one of the artists featured at the upcoming Guitar.com Live virtual event, has released a new song Coming Back – along with an accompanying live video. Take a look at the clip above.
Guitar.com had the opportunity to chat to Ariel about the new single – he told us about what inspired its writing. “This was one of the first songs written after all the work for my previous album, How Long,” he said. “I wanted to start a new batch of songs that were relationship-based but focused on the idea of someone or something being irresistible. Coming Back uses substance abuse as an example of not being able to get enough of someone, even if it’s not the best for you.
“There is nothing terribly deep, but just a simple message provided by a song that had high energy and a deep pocket.”
If you’re curious about the gear you can hear on the song, Ariel also offered us a deep dive into his setup for the track. “For guitars, I used my Fender Jazzmaster CS and my Suhr for the clean chords through the verses and choruses,” he told us. “The more overdriven/fuzzy sounds were coming from my Mule ‘Posencaster’ and the Jazzmaster as well (they’re in different tunings). For the solo, it is my Mule. The only amp used is my Two Trock Traditional Clean, which on different tracks was going through a 2×12 or a 4×12 depending on the hugeness that we were going for.
“For the cleaner tracks, my Broadcast AP was used, and for the more overdriven sounds, it was the old faithful Kingtone Duelist. For the Fuzz sounds, I experimented with a few different ones, there are a couple of different fuzz parts in the choruses especially, so for those I used the Kingtone Minifuzz GE and an Isle Of Tone ’67 Fuzz. For the solo, I used a DanDrive Aequitas. There’s a slapback delay on most of the parts, which was a Chase Bliss Tonal Recall. The reverbs are all coming from the amp, except on the solo where there is a little extra from ‘Frank’ – my aptly named Victoria Reverberato.”
Ariel also told us about what he’s looking forward to at Guitar.com Live: “I think I’m just excited to do what I love most, which is play music, in any capacity. I think the fine fans of Guitar.com are all in the same boat as we are, as performers, that miss the entire experience of live music. Though this still isn’t in person, I think it’s such a great idea – and any opportunity to engage and share the love of all things music and guitar is welcomed in my opinion. I haven’t played a real set since March so I’m looking forward to playing some tunes for everybody. Just trying to send some good vibes out there for whoever needs it!”
You can listen to the new single on streaming services here.
Catch Ariel performing at Guitar.com Live, taking place from 2-4 October. Entry is free – be sure to sign up for access and exclusive updates at guitar.com/live.