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How Did I Lose Track 12.25.11

Posted by Sound Semantics in 2011songoftheweek.
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Over the last year I’ve gotten a fair number of questions along the line of, “Why on earth would you take on a project like this?!” Hopefully this song will be a bit of an answer. It was actually written around the end of 2010 when I was feeling pretty down about what I was doing and how.

Sounds like a downer, right? Well, I see this song now as a turning point. Out of feeling drained and dead creatively, we managed to reinvigorate our spirits into this video/song project. So, we approached this song (and encourage you to listen and view it) as a look back on how we’ve grown over the last year. In that spirit, I shot this song like our first few, just sitting in front of a camera…with a few recording improvements 🙂


PS. Lest you think we’d forgotten… Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! And an early Happy New Year! We hope that all our readers are safe and enjoying the season with friends and family. -Allie

PPS. Our very last post in the 2011 Song of the Week series will come on the very first day of 2012. Stay tuned…


Take A Look At Me 12.18.11

Posted by Sound Semantics in 2011songoftheweek, music video.
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Fun with photos! In this week’s video you get to watch us play dress-up a little, dance-show a little, and stop-motion a little…

We’ve been in a bit of a motown phase and some of the sounds we’re experimenting with in this song pay homage to the greats of that era. We make no claims to replicate their sounds of course, but we’ve been feeling inspired and wanted to throw some of that into the mix.

As we recorded this song, I was reminded of how fun it is to play with background vocal parts. I love just experimenting in the moment and seeing what we come up with. I think you’ll be hearing more of that in the remaining few songs… 🙂


I Promise To 12.11.11

Posted by Sound Semantics in 2011songoftheweek, videosong.
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I’m really happy with how this song turned out. You get to hear some more cello–acutally, recording this song was my first ever attempt at playing the cello. Let me tell you, cellists make it look much easier than it really is!

As I was writing this song, I was aiming for a vulnerable yet not whiny sound and feel. The song is supposed to feel very intimate and close. This way when the bridge comes it opens everything, which I personally think makes for an exciting dynamic arc. But that’s enough of my babble, I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do.


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