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August Rain 8.21.11

Posted by Sound Semantics in 2011songoftheweek, music video.

Hooray for summer!

After months of wondering whether it would ever come, summer has finally arrived in Portland and it’s been great. In a cynical spell, though, I started thinking, “what if this is the only week we get?” That’s where the inspiration for the song came from, fleeting yet marvelous summer. From there it became more general, about time moving fast and all that, but I’ll leave the rest of those interpretations up to you. Enjoy the song and the sun:

On a more musical note, I have to say that I’m especially proud of this song. Throughout the roughly 4 minutes the song cycles through 3 different keys (Ab, C, and E) in a way which I feel is not forced at all. That’s quite a challenge, and I was very pleased with how it came out. Furthermore, the fact that the song cycles through keys seemed like a perfect fit with the cyclical nature of the song’s lyrics. That’s my bit of insight, take it or leave it. 🙂




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