"The Earl of Kent" is a total remake for a local filmmaker of a song I wrote and recorded way back in 2013. Originally titled "Strange day" this track is a very laid back Smokey room kind of piece. Almost cabaret-rock. Most noted by guitar fans for its guitar solo this "Earl of Kent" version has a much better sound and mix. The drums are enhanced and the bass and most of the guitar parts were totally reworked.
My fan following especially on the guitar boards makes a big deal about my song titles. I think they're what sell the songs in many cases. They're all important to me in some way, or relate to my life at a given point in time one way or another. So As always I like to explain the titles...
First off I should point out the "Earl of Kent" is best known as a character in Shakespeare's "King Lear". In the case of my song here the "Earl of Kent" is actually a name that I gave to a composer and filmmaker friend of mine in the UK named Pete. While he does live in Kent which is in the southeastern part of GB. He's more of a servant type than a noble. The tie in with the "Earl of Kent" name is just that. Kent is Lear's servant in "King Lear". So there's no real mystery with the title. I just happened to be chatting with Pete on Twitter recently with all of us being quarantined in our homes right now. So I thought I would cheer him up by giving him a song title, which may not seem like much to all of you out there, but in my circle of friends it's a real rite of passage. Everyone wants a song title and asks me about when they'll get one all the damn time.
With the notable exception of "Honeysuckle weeks", who while I've since become very impressed by and have had her name mentioned to me via the song title every day for the past 3 months both online and offline, thus making me wonder if we ever met or made contact whether a hole in space and time would open up or not, (sarcasm of course) was none the less an accidental naming on my part. Point is usually in ALL cases any name I mention in one of my song titles is in direct reference in some way to someone in my life.
The above being said, this one's for Pete. Sorry, I mean "The Earl of Kent". cheers mate!!
Enjoy... and as always, CRANK IT UP!!!!!
"The Earl of Kent"
Composed, arranged, & performed by Jeff Fiorentino (ASCAP)
Jeff Fiorentino - All Guitars
Jeff Fiorentino - Bass
Jeff Fiorentino - Drums
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