Last month, guitar virtuoso and all-around tone king Eric Johnson released his latest studio effort, EJ Vol. II.
A sequel to 2016's all-acoustic EJ, EJ Vol. II features acoustic and electric arrangements of a number of fascinating originals, with a couple of interesting covers thrown in as well. In the weeks since its release, Johnson has been breaking down the album track by track in a series of super-informative and interesting videos.
You can watch one of these very videos, in which Johnson discusses one of the album's highlights - the deeply captivating "Divanáe" - above.
As Johnson explains, "Divanáe" has been kicking around his live set for a few years now. For the studio version, Johnson chose to flesh the song out a bit by playing both guitar and piano.
"I tried to make it as if I was writing a mini-book of poems," he says of the song's touching lyrics, which tell the tale of a poor Italian sculptor who can't accept love because he believes he's unworthy of it.
The whole video gives great insight to Johnson's songwriting method - and couldn't we all learn a thing or two from him?
For more on Johnson and his music, stop by ericjohnson.com.