For every track that makes it onto an album, there are about a dozen half-finished, work-in-progress, abandoned creations that never see the light of day. Among these are even a few more or less completely finished songs, that for various reasons just didn't cut it when it came to compiling an album.
Although it had been featured in a couple of live performances and we even had a mastered version of it done ready for CD production, we decided to leave it off the album for various reasons:
- Busy vocalist We wanted to redo the vocals done by Marie Jørgensen, since they had originally been recorded only as a draft to work from. Sadly, we had a hard time finding a day to match Marie's busy schedule and before we knew, it months had passed and all the other songs had already been finished... Bonus fact: Eventually we ended up using some of the additional lyrics we had written for the song on the track New Skies.
- Never thought of a chorus Only the verses in Progpop contain vocals (partly related to the issue mentioned above!) so the chorus ended up being entirely instrumental, based around a lead made from the sound of a...reversed flute was it??
- Too long The track is almost 8 minutes long!
- Just didn't fit in As we were figuring out the track order for the album, we would every time end up having nowhere to put Progpop, and I guess we eventually just decided that it didn't fit in with the other songs.