Listen to your body
Sometimes my body knows when a mix is done before my brain does.
I’ve learned that if I’ve gotten to a place where I’m consistently having a physical reaction to a song, I should stop working on it.
A lot of the time, this is bopping in my seat. I know it sounds corny when I put it like that, but that’s what I do. I wiggle like a 2yo who wants to leave his high chair.
I was working on a mix of a psychologically intense punk song a couple months ago, and I found myself holding my breath in the last chorus. Also a sign!
My brain sometimes wants to overthink things. My body can help defend me against that impulse. But only if I listen to it.
Wiggle wiggle — jamie