‘I Miss the Old You’ is a very personal song to ‘Sean David Christensen’, relating to the sense of loss you feel after a relationship has withered and you can no trace when things began to drift away from what you remembered. Or maybe that person was never who you thought they were, and you were the one who changed. Discover that the 15th March in Formula Indie
I don’t think the lyrics are about a specific person. Maybe they are, unconsciously, and I’ll realize it years later. Maybe it’s about me? I do confess that I sink into heavy feelings when I sense a chapter is about to close and I’m about to lose someone for good. But the grief that comes with trying to hold on to somebody, or a memory of who you wanted them to be, is unbearable. I’ve felt that before. “Can’t we just get together/Smile so easy like it meant forever,” is not always that easy. You can’t go back once things start to change.
What started off as a folk/country remix of “Old You,” a pop song by my band Maggie Dave, soon gathered enough of my own personal reflections to become its own solo song. Co-written and produced by John C. Schroeder and Ross Garren, their musicianship and lyrical sense of rhythmic remembrance really let the arrangement flower into something very special and totally unexpected.