This song is not completed, but this deadline will be a good stopping place, so I can sit back and evaluate.
This song is a product of practice in a few different areas of song writing and production. First of all it is an attempt at making more interesting song structures. I have a certain knack for developing choruses and loops, but I am focusing on learning to create interesting transitions between parts. As I work further on this song I will try to make it as dense as possible with subtle changes, while still retaining enough repetition so that parts are recognizable. (The drums will get a lot more focus.) This song is also a departure from completely electronic music. Recording live instruments and voice is definitely a growing edge for me. I layered some vocals for this piece. Each vocal layer is a unique performance as well.Â I am also working on writing lyrics and singing. Turning off my self-editor is a continual struggle, but I am pleased with the results so far. I am going to attempt to carry that momentum into the process of writing the second half of the song.
The bands that I will be thinking about as I continue to work on this song: Of Montreal, and The Fiery Furnaces. I admire both of those bands for their sound, song structure, and lyrical content.
I'm sorry this is such a sad story on Christmas Eve. I have an idea for a bonus Christmas post that I am going to get to work on presently, and I should be able to post it later today. See you soon!