So, you heard the first two songs Alexandra and I wrote and while you thought they sounded good they weren’t really your thing. After all, neither of them were songs about white privilege written in the style of traditional Irish folk music.
Well, then this one’s for you: a sea shanty about law school.
Every week in May, Alex Fotopoulos and I released a song we wrote and recorded in seven days.
This week’s song was fun to put together. During the arranging, we stripped it down to bare bones and built it back up again. Enjoy.
In June 2014, Alexandra Fotopoulos and I will release a new song each week. By the end, four new songs will be written, arranged, and recorded in just seven days. Think of it like National Novel Writing Month but with music.
Here is first song from week number one. It’s called ‘Alive’.
This month my friend and I embark on a musical exercise: four weeks, four new songs.
Alexandra and I finally got around to making a cover of The Hobbit’s Misty Mountain song when part 2 came out. I really enjoy the book and was happy to see Peter Jackson retained the music/poetry without being cheesy.
So here it our best attempt at bring mysterious. Truly, it’s all we could muster.
Alexandra Fotopolous and I decided you can’t use the phrase ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ in a song without that song being ‘Eye Of The Tiger’. So we pushed Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ further in that direction.
As a kid, I never realized that Simba’s upbeat tune about becoming king was a terrible irony considering the speed and method by which he gets the job. I’d like to see a 20th Anniversary Edition with a scene added: after his father dies, Simba tosses his copy of The Secret into a chasm.
Maybe I would have understand if the song’s key had been in minor. My friend Alex Fotopoulos and I came up with this arrangement: