A couple days ago I had a good ol’ fasion waiting-for-ariel-to-wake-up time where I try to hide myself in a secluded part of the house to make sure no one talks to me, because I swear to god there is nothing worse than having conversation with someone else’s parents while they’re asleep.
For nostalgia’s sake, I decided to write a song, because I used to do that back in university. University’s the last time that I’ve managed to accomplish this level of freeloading, and I apparently write really twee, laid back music while doing so.
With that in mind, I decided to set out writing a super fucking sugary, cutesy, wide, eyed, indie move sounding song. The name basically came from me trying to give the song a stupid-cute title that sounded like it’d be in an indie movie. Look at me. I’m hip.
This song was kind of cool to write in the respect that I did feel a direction that the song was going in without me trying too much, but it was a weird direction that I had to take care not to screw up. I DID have a pretty easy time writing it, but each phrase ended up taking a lot of thought and care.
In a lot of ways, it’s also a song that sounds a lot like something I’d have written back when I was in university. I was a lot more into the magical rhodes piano sound back then than I am now, as well as that supercute sound. More than that though, it also is a bit more adventurous in terms of form than I’ve gotten to be. The beginning of the song is actually in 10/8 time, which, I reasoned to myself, is a totally valid time signature for what I was doing and didn’t need to be 5/8 or 5/4. When it goes into the B section it actually switches to 6/8 time, because that’s when the arrangement gets more complicated and I didn’t want to have to write in a difficult time signature with a complicated arrangement.
I’m actually pretty happy with the way this turned out. It’s nothing special, but it was at least fun to write, and it was nice nostalgia. As a technical thing, I think there’s flaws in some of the string parts, but I’m happy with how natural I’ve got it sounding. I can claim it’s in 10/8 and switches to 6/8 and not sound pretentious about it because it doesn’t sound like I’m doing it to show off. The beat just feels natural. At least, I think.10 plays