Monday, August 25, 2008

Building the Perfect Song

#2: The song should have an intro section where instruments are added to the mix one by one. For example:

The New Pornographers - Use It

Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks
(I'm no music supervisor, but I always thought that one of these two songs would work great over a montage of someone going about their morning routine. Or did someone already do that?)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

(I totally owned this song in Rock Band the other night: 100% on vocals! I never played it before, though, so for all I know that's really easy to do.)

Bonus points are in order if you stretch this tactic out over the course of the entire song, and if you use a clever bit of staging to emphasize the point:

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