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Lovely You 5.15.11

Posted by Sound Semantics in 2011songoftheweek, music video.
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This week’s song has been an interesting process for both of us, full of unusual and brand new creative steps. Here’s the video and song, and below there’s some info on how we ended up with what we did.

So I (Allie) went through some old lyrics to piece together the words for this song and wrote most of the melody and basic harmony without Eran… something I very rarely, if ever do. Eran helped me put some meat on those bones for the rest of the music, but we wanted to try out some unique sounds. Thats where those cut-up/mishmashed phrases come in between every verse. So many artists that we enjoy use this kind of editing to create really unique sounds that stay with us. This is our first shot of mimicking it. We also have some shoe-on-floor noises, and nice new rattling shaker sounds from some African instruments we recently received as a gift. Neat!

As for the video, Eran tried out a new drawing-to-footage transition that allowed us to use pretty simple footage but spice it up a little for different sections in the song. There’s some vague hint of storyline, or at least a mood, that is meaningful to me in relation to the lyrics. It’s important for me that the two characters are never pictured in the same frame, and you just see a girl, going through her day, alone. But I won’t say anymore–it’s up for your interpretation anyway, as always.

Thanks for the support, hope you enjoy, and happy Sunday,

-a

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1. marissabloom - 5.19.11

Ok. So, that literally made me tear up. Please, please, please send me an MP3 of that because it was beautiful and meaningful and heartfelt and I loved every minute of it. Wow. Seriously. That was my favorite of all of your songs thus far and that’s saying something. I also enjoyed getting to see you house and work! haha πŸ™‚ Love you guys. And, just to reiterate, LOVE the new sound. After watching that video, I just want to give you a hug Allie!

Sound Semantics - 5.20.11

Marissa, thank you for your overwhelming support! I’m so glad you liked this one. I had a lot of fun writing and singing it, and Eran put hours and hours of hard work into figuring out the new elements of the sound, and all the video experimentation. It’s good to know that somebody else is having as much fun with this as we are πŸ™‚ I’ll work on getting that mp3 to you asap. ((virtual hug)). -Allie


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