Hello. I decided to start posting again on my blogspot page! A few day ago I posted a new tune to my bandcamp website, and I wanted to take the liberty to discuss the piece.
My Imagination's Getting Real
Lyrically - The title is about how sometimes I think too hard into certain problems in a relationship. You know how you might suspect that someone feels a certain way about something but they continuously deny it? This song is describing how those assumptions become real and how they unravel themselves. Essentially - Imaginary problems becoming reality.
Musically - I wanted to write a song with hip jazz chords. In this song I was able to disguise some extended chords by creating a textural sound that had a lot of pitch bends, oscillations, and movement. The chords have voice leading that makes it more approachable to novice ears. I did a lot of editing to remove overly complex chords. The underlying theme was clear voice-leading harmonies. I wanted to fill up the tracks, but settled only on six tracks with no sax solos. It felt unnecessary to add anything else. Also, I added an 8 measure intro leading into each chorus and added this echo with a synth sound which directs the listener toward what is coming up next.