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Song Analysis – Jay Z – “Holy Grail” ft. Justin Timberlake
Writers – Justin Timberlake, Shawn Carter, Terius “The Dream” Nash, Timothy Mosley, Jerome Harmon, Ernest Wilson, Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic
Producer – The Dream, Timbaland, Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, No I.D.
But I still don’t know why, why I love it so much.
This song is a great example of a lot of really effective rhythmic contrasts while still keeping a melodic hook, both vocally and instrumentally, that keeps your interest throughout the whole song.
The most obvious and effective hook is Justin’s Chorus where he sings
And baby, it’s amazing Im in this maze with you
I just can’t crack your code
One day you screaming me love you loud
The next day you’re so cold
One day you’re heree, one day you’re there
one day you care
You’re so unfair, sipping from your cup til it runneth over Holy Grail
Right from the beginning, it just grabs you and forces you to listen to the rest of what the song is about. And what is the song about?
Song Analysis – Katy Perry “Roar”
written by Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie Mckee, Henry Walter
produced by Dr. Luke and Cirkut
You gotta give Katy Perry props for having a large diversity in sound throughout her songs. They all retain a sense of sugary pop but the texture and feeling in each one is very individualized.
This new single represents a Phoenix like rebirth, complete with teasers that show her literally burning her old personality. AWESOMENESS!!!! Trailers like these excite me as an artist challenging themselves to something new.
The theme of the song is very “Im not gonna take this anymore and you goddamn right. Im gonna do something about it.” Kinda like Katy’s version of the Twisted Sister hit, “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
Sometimes hits can come from the most unexpected places.
Usher’s Get Low was only suppose to a mixtape hit. Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody experienced a resurrection due to Wayne’s World. Home by Philip Philips.
These and a handful of others song struck a chord within the general audience and just kept going and going like a runaway freight train.
One another accidental hit is Anna Kendrick’s “Cups.”
The theme hits home because we all have that someone that we just want to say , “Listen, your life would be better with me in it. So why are you leaving? WHY???!!!”
“My mama told me go to school, get your doctorate
But still supported me when I did the opposite”
-Kanye West, “Hey Mama” Late Registration
I have so much respect for Kanye.
I know he’s a very polarizing figure, but that’s what great art is ! Art that truly means something is suppose to make us feel, think and want to react to it.
Great art changes everything.
And art can only be great when it is tempered by unwavering persistence and a strong support system.
all that’s left is the ghost of you
Everything changes. Someone you thought you were close to will one day let you down.
The theme of this song is “love sucks because of miscommunication”.
The title being referred to as something these lovers use to have.
What kind of questions does the title raise?
Doing vocal fry helps you build a solid foundation in order to strenghten your voice. It makes for a really effective warmup. When you sing the notes below of what you’re trying to sing, and you go back up, it helps make it a lot stronger.
Writer – Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers
Producer – Daft Punk
BPM – 116
Sex sells. Especially when it comes to “club” songs. Hell, Im gonna write SEX again so I can get more SEO hits.
This track with Daft Punk, Pharrell & Nile Rodgers takes your body and gets it groovin.
If you want to be a great songwriter, youHAVE to study the Beatles. Basically every piece of music written after has their melodic fingerprints all over it. This album has everything. From the simplest, enjoyable pop to Indian bhangra beats to being the concept album of concept albums.
yea the audio is a bit out of sync with the speaking, but who cares, it’s The Beatles !
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band deserves to be analyzed over and over again.