Landon Williams has hit the ground running on his newest single “See What I See”. As a follow-up to his immensely successful track and video for “Tonight”, Landon has pulled out all the stops. The song begins with a slight edge to it, Landon’s deeper, raspy vocals as the focus. It’s got a jazz feel to it, implementing a horns section, and it’s definitely a lovesick song we can dance to. (And that might be the first time anyone has ever claimed that about a song.) We’ve heard various influences in his work, and while “See What I See” has more of a Mike Posner feel to it, there are still some Robin Thicke-esque aspects to it, and we’re really digging it.
“At the time when I wrote ‘See What I See’ I was listening to a lot of Bobby Womack and Duran Duran.. And one night I came up with this chord progression that inspired the song’s hook instantly,” elaborates Landon. “Once I had that, all of the programming, verse melodies, and guitar fell into place. But I didn’t know where I wanted to go with the story lyrically. So one night, weeks later I was watching the movie Pretty Woman. At that point and time I was really desperate for a storyline and was just digging for any influence or inspiration I could find. So for the song’s lyrics I really just created my own side story to Pretty Woman as I was watching it. I’ve never thought about dating a prostitute….ha, but I wrote ‘See What I See’ from the perspective of what would it be like to be a normal guy and having to compete against Richard Gere and his Delorean for Julia Roberts. Obviously she is a hooker but she is a mega babe with a good heart, and really just lost.. So with that I wrote the line “Baby just breathe, forget your diamonds, escape these ways and leave your reasons behind you, move on up.”
Says Landon of the recording process, “I recorded it with my producer, PJ Bianco 8 months ago in Studio City. PJ implemented these SEAL/Miami Vice vibes that made it pop and sound more sensual.”