ATTN SONG WRITERS:
In regards to lyrics for this song, what we're looking for is a "secret" that changes and gets twisted as the song goes on. So, try to come up with a sentence or two, then find clever ways to alter it as it passes from person to person.
Keep in mind how we communicate with modern technology. How often have you quickly written a text message and had autocorrect change a word that in turn completely changes it's meaning?
Some other ideas you could incorporate:
• Typing in an instant messenger and you forget a letter in a word. Autocorrect could also apply here.
• Have you been on a Skype call and one person freezes mid-way through a word, and you misheard what was said?
• Talking over the phone and one person cuts out, or a word gets muffled.
The idea is to have each line sung by a different person, and the secret a little bit different with each new person. And that finally culminates in a completely different "secret" that may or may not make any sense whatsoever. In your lyrics, it would be very helpful to mention what method of communication is being used on each line.
Does the secret make it back to the original teller? How does he/she react to it?
Musically it might work best as an upbeat patter song. Try to make it more musical theater-esque in style. Don't be afraid to mess with the song form. This kind of song doesn't necessarily need to be Verse-Chorus-Verse-Chorus.
Have fun with it!
CALLING ALL UPRIGHT BASS PLAYERS! We've had some fantastic contributions to the "I Love Happy Endings" collab & the mix is sounding great - and now we'd like to add Upright Bass to the mix.
UPRIGHT BASS PLAYERS: Add Upright Bass to THIS MIX. The parts that really need it is the Chorus & Instrumental section. What we need is a solid I-V with a few runs and walks here and there. This Bass will really glue this whole thing together. If you have multiple ideas, do multiple takes!
NOTE: Please RECord yourself on Video performing in nature & contribute it to the collaboration. Also, please upload your contribution as a Reference Mix and separately as Isolated Audio Stems. Thanks!
Scores I did and didn't arrange for Season 1.
Geeks like me would love to see this kind of stuff in the box set.
- I Love Happy Endings (edit)
MUSICIANS: Play along with this song started by iamemma. We're looking for any and all instruments, including Woodwinds, Horns, Strings, Guitar, Bass, and Drums. Also, please upload your isolated Audio Stems along with a reference mix and RECord video footage of yourself performing.
ARRANGERS: Write an arrangement for an ensemble of any of the instruments above. Or, download stems contributed to the collab and create an arrangement.