RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 2017
Lipstick is a very different song than others in the Falcon Awesome catalog. Singer-songwriter Jason Tomascik takes us on a introspective and haunting journey using a clever turn of words to showcase a lesson in growing wiser.
This band has always been committed to the philosophy that the song comes first, and Lipstick is a great example. When it was initially pitched to the band, the early versions sounded like an Allman Brothers southern rock tune. While it was a strong song, something was missing… The band felt like they were fighting to force the song into as particular structure.
Percussionist Vance West observed that the song carried more impact when Jason was playing it alone and proposed that it be a stripped down acoustic song. After exploring some alternate tunings, transposing the song to a different key, and stripping back the performance to percussion-free arrangement that sounded more like a guitar and mandolin arrangement, Lipstick finally bloomed into life.