Take a listen to the song:
The Portuguese artist MARO, has started a pretty cool project with the beginning of the corona pandemic: „ITSA ME, MARO“. For this, she „called“ artist friends to make music with them. The result is a lot of nice collaborations and all videos can be watched on her YouTube channel:
I was especially touched by her „conversation“ with Jacob Collier – the two covered the song Meadowlarks by Fleet Foxes. Their version creates an extremely peaceful atmosphere and inspired me to set myself the task of writing a song that has an absolutely non-melancholic mood. At this point, it occurred to me that I haven’t written many peaceful songs that don’t have a tendency towards melancholy, and I wondered which songs I know have this characteristic. Daydreamer by ADELE? Time to Rest You Weary Head by Jacob Collier? Both are very positive, calm songs that nevertheless carry a melancholic quality to my sensibilities. Possibly, however, this may be due to the fact that I associate certain situations of the past with them and the melancholic feeling arises only in me and then I do not want to infer other listeners.
A genre whose greatest quality is to evoke as little goosebumps and emotions as possible, but to gently put its listener into a calm, neutral relaxation, is that of lullabies. So below is an acoustic impression of my improvisation and the idea of the resulting lullaby.
Likewise under this aspect, I also approached the visualization of the song. To me it seemed too clumsy to make the melody voice clear by a disconnected line. So I illustrated it as the course of a mountain range. The positive, gentle atmosphere is mixed with polyphony marked by tensions, which give the whole thing a slightly surreal character. This is how the futuristic-looking lark in the form of a spaceship with a breathing organ came into being.
The following associations have arisen to this image:
- Birds flock
- What it means to have a voice. What can it do? Sing, speak, communicate, heal, help, hurt, move things and inspire action, shout, whisper, breathe…
- Taking off from earth
- Heaven and earth touching
- City moves into the background