The collaboration between Colin Gordon-Farleigh and me has slowed to a trickle, with our output dwindling to only 16 songs since the start of the year. The latest was finished this morning. In this demo of “Love Alone” I took a straight up ballad approach, but I think what’s really going to put this one over the top is an arrangement in the long lineage of ballad/disco hits like Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” Donna Summer’s “Last Dance,” and Cher’s “Believe.” Each of these has at its core, a great melody, often in a minor key. Things usually start off slowly, then the song becomes a double-time dancing frenzy of grief release. Nowadays, that great pop disco tradition has developed into techno style ballads, although good examples escape me at the moment.