For my LEAD track I have chosen to do my Location song.

Here is the link to the original task blog post for my Location song – https://rosiemountjoypom.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/md5313-location-song/

In reference to the work in link above, I worked on my song further and developed in more since choosing it as my lead song so below will be the process of this development.

The original task didn’t include that it had to have music so of course first step was to turn these lyrics and develop them into a song.

Location working draft

As you can see written at the top of the page in the photo, this is when I started to play around with chords and also you can see the developing of my lyrics.

The song went on to become this –

 

V1 – As you step into my garden

As you look down over me

Flowers brushing past your black dress

Ready to lay them next to me

 

V2 – Every Saturday you visit

You come and stand at my feet

Replace the drooping roses

Wipe the tear from your cheek

 

Chorus – Im still with you

Im still with you

Im still with you

Im still with you

 

V3- Brush the leaves from the stone

Clear the dust thats fallen over my name

The dates cementing the day you lost me

But you will never lose my love

 

Chorus

 

Bridge – I want you to move on

Past the mourning and the grief

Stop looking down at your feet

Life will carry on without me                              x2 (whole thing)

 

Chorus     (Fades out)

 

I decided to add one of the bridges that I was toying around with when I originally started the task as I felt it would be a strong part of the song.

 

The day I went to record my final song – 

So I started to record my song, using the draft above as the final song but as I was recording something didn’t sound right, this quickly lead me onto adding a pre chorus.

Pre –

Time goes on

Time heals the pain

 

and I also decided to chop out the bridge as it didn’t offer anything to the song!

 

Final lyrics 

 

V1 – As you step into my garden

As you look down over me

Flowers brushing past your black dress

Ready to lay them next to me

V2 – Every Saturday you visit

You come and stand at my feet

Replace the drooping roses

Wipe the tear from your cheek

Pre – Time goes on

Time heals the pain

Chorus – Im still with you

Im still with you

Im still with you

Im still with you

V3- Brush the leaves from the stone

Clear the dust thats fallen over my name

The dates cementing the day you lost me

But you will never lose my love

Pre – 

Chorus- 

Chorus –

End lyric – As you stand at my feet

 

The lyrics tell a story, the first verse sets the scene of a grave after the funeral ‘Black dress’ , the second tells about the frequent visits after, then the 3rd verse shows that the visits are as frequent, ‘Brush the leaves form the stone’ and ‘dust fallen’, The Pre chorus cements this idea of time going by, (this time reflected through ticking in the instrumentation of my track). The chorus is a summary that the person is ‘still with you’ no matter how much time goes by.

 

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Here is a screenshot of my logic session…

As you can see I have used an array of different sounds to create a full sounding instrumental to accompany the song. Something that I have never done with any of my other tracks… EVER!

Logic screenshot

I have managed to create a full sound in the chorus with layering of different synth sounds, a beat and a bass sound. At different points in the song I have introduced instruments and taken them away to create a flowing track.

Final track audio-

 

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