Sleeve notes: This piece originally made as an accompaniment for a solo trombone performance. The high-hat pattern, in the chorus, was inspired by ‘Work’ by Rihanna featuring Drake.
Simple Things was written to be the theme to a romantic film. I tried to experiment more with this piece, pushing myself to use more complex harmonies and voicing, as well as to write for a solo instrument (in this case the flute and later the clarinet) and accompaniment. Simple Things uses a simple melody (hence the name) and is designed to reflect the peaceful and loving nature of a simple relationship.