The Common Bedroom

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EDIT: jambrother2 has brought it to my attention that his song seven circles uses the same exact chord progression as this one. I DID write this song about two weeks before the posting date, so it was not even an entire month after I had heard his song. Due to me not realizing this beforehand, it is simply a massive coincidence (we make kinda similar music to begin with). I am putting this edit here, because he feels upset about it and that is never a goal of mine. jambrother2 is a good musician and I encourage people interested in IDM to check his page out.

This is a more cohesive and less experimental/art piece than His Way was, with a definite direction and more contemporary sound.

I suggest headphones for this sonic experience.

I used a brush drum kit here with a bit of a riff on a bossa nova beat. I wanted to use a straight up bossa nova beat, but thought it didn't sound good, so I did my own thing.

I was also inspired by Brazilian music when writing the guitar part. I was initially singing the prayer at the end with a more jazzy influence, but went with a more Mariachi influenced deal.

I wonder how many lounge inspired chillout songs use a B.C. Rich Warlock as the guitar? :P

Live Instruments: B.C. Rich Warlock guitar, voice

DAWs: FL Studio 9, Audacity


In the common bedroom
A Bible sits alone
The Word of The Lord
In the side drawer

Everyone says
They can't see what's wrong
With flirting with sin
It's time to let Him in

Needles on the table
A woman in the bed
Silently starving
For Words she's never heard

Puke in the trash
Trash in his head
An empty space there
For the Holy shepherd

Oh, the man in that room
Where the Bible sits alone
I pray he picks it up, Lord
And never puts it down

I repent my iniquities that they be forgiven of me Lord, forevermore

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I'm flattered that you liked my track seven circles, but you really should have asked before you completely ripped it off. or at least listed my as inspiration for the track. its a pretty irregular chord progression, this can't have been an accident.

SoulSecure responds:

Lol what? Mate, this song was inspired by lounge music in general, it's what I talked to you about in PMs. You inspired me on finding a rhodes/wurlitzer VST, because I hadn't taken the initiative to find one before. This is a very average progression and I have a couple of unfinished (trash) songs that sound annoyingly similar.

Anyway, just had a listen at seven circles and it is totally the same exact same friggan chords. I did not consciously 'rip you off', but our songs do sound different in the end.

The background track is pretty good and relaxing, and the lyrics are okay, but the singing is a bit too quiet and whispery for my tastes. The ending also as good as the rest of the song. With the guitar outro, it starts getting into this really weird harmonic stuff, which I like, and then seems to abruptly end on the tonic key, which just doesn't feel right.

SoulSecure responds:

The ending is the way it is so it can easily transition to another song.

Thank you for your review!

The lyrics are interesting and the music is okay, but they don't fit together. They both sound like they would be good for their own things, but not together. If you were to choose to keep one thing, keep the lyrics and scrap the music. Sorry, but the music does not fit this at all. Try going for something more soft rock inspired. Electric does not fit this. Sorry.

SoulSecure responds:

Your advice defies the point of the song.

What do you think I am? Coldplay? Snow Patrol? :P

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May 10, 2014
6:57 PM EDT
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3 min 45 sec

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