Singling the Right Song: “I Have Been Changed”
All too often, the great and possibly future classic songs on a CD don’t get sent to radio as a single. This is for various reasons, one of which is that it was another member’s “turn” to have a song on which they had a solo sent out to radio.
Often when an album comes out, a song that I feel is far from the best song on the project gets sent to radio as the first single. When that happens, I just hold my breath and hope that the chief jewel on the CD makes it out later. Sometimes it happens, sometimes not.
This time it did; Adam Edwards reports that Legacy Five is sending “I Have Been Changed” to radio.
This is what Legacy Five needed to do at this point in their group history. The loss of Roger Bennett, followed by a weak single, would have hurt them perhaps too much. But even though this song was recorded while Bennett was still with the group (and even though his voice introduces the song), I think that in some subtle psychological way fans of the group who are currently wondering whether or not this group will remain a favorite will be swayed by hearing this song on the radio.
That’s just the roundabout way of saying I’m thrilled Legacy Five sent this song to radio.