It can be both fantastic and humbling when a song comes together quickly. When it takes longer, whether it be a hiccup in the writing process or the production, it can be both frustrating and humbling...but usually just frustrating. This piece of music is an exception.
The idea for Solar Hole actually fell together quickly. The melody and chords, even the arrangement, all seemed in place. However, this is one of those times that production seemed to be something that got in the way. That being said, the concept was moving together so fast that I barely noticed the issues of putting it together.
By now you might have figured out that I do music in a range of styles. This track is part of that wide range. Although there are some electronic elements to this, Games People Play is more goth pop in it's genre.
The base track was originally written in 1999 and recorded with different melody and lyrics. I brought it back with a whole new feel...using gothic groups such as Birthday Massacre and Evanessence (albeit with male vocals, mine) as production influences.
Time for another contest. This time it is a remix contest featuring the song "Misgiving" by By Maker. This really is the first time I have made a remix that I released publicly, so I am pretty excited about what I have done with it.
If you want to get an idea of the original, you can check out the video on Youtube.