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Journey Cross These Worlds

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Track 097 // Length: 5:17 // Style: Drum ‘n Bass // Speed: 170 BPM // Measures: 225 // Loops: 28 // Clips: 15 // Time Taken: 10 weeks

Lyrics written and performed by Pauly B

This commissioned track was created for an upcoming web-series known as Journey Across Worlds. It’s a comic and animated series based off of so many video game references from Mario, Sonic, and Crash Bandicoot to Nights, Star Fox, Undertale, and I’m not gonna give too much away cause there would be too many spoilers if I continued this list. It’s an ultimate mashup as various video game stars interact and save the universe from the just as various evil entities that lurk throughout. I will say that from what I’ve seen so far, this is sure to be an entertaining project altogether.

This is the main theme of the series. The only stipulations were that it had to be upbeat and had to have very certain references to the games being featured. Drum ‘n Bass is usually my go-to, but I wanted to make this just a tad bit different. What I really wanted was for this to sound like an opening to an anime because most anime music I’ve heard is just as epic as a main theme should be. My jazz past has definitely come in handy here, using a variety of pianos and chorded synths as well as bells to balance out the mix

The hardest and most time-consuming part of this whole thing was the editing of the vocals. It’s still a learning experience, but quite the learning experience it is. I’m getting much better at identifying wave forms and separating them but I don’t think it’s perfect as of yet. There are still many choppy areas that I at least attempted to fix by inverting a lot of the clips and removing extra noise. But it’s also the fact that this track has the most lyrics I’ve ever put into a song. One clip would often take about three and a half hours at one time. It was very tedious work, but it’s the experience gained that really makes it all worthwhile.

I don’t have too high expectations for this track but I will say it was a fun and interesting experience. Good practice. Plus, at least it sounded very close to what I had in mind. As always, thank you all for the listen, and I’m open to suggestions and reviews!

LYRICS:
Stompin’ on Koopas
Runnin’ at the speed of sound
Pellets and wumpa fruits
Make it to the next round

Finding the tri-force
Chasing an endless dream
We’ll stick together
Since we’re on the same team

This is the life that we chose, this is the path that we take
We gotta play this just right, we cannot make a mistake
We’ve gotta follow it through because
There’s no turning back around

We gotta stand for what’s true, stand up for what we believe
So many tales left untold, so many goals to achieve
We are the ones who dare to dream
Cause we’re always future bound

CHORUS
Come and take a journey cross these worlds
No one ever knows what they will find
You’ll discover fantasy can always be reality
All you need to do is clear your mind

Fighting for a purpose
Reaching up to the stars
Brother vs brother
It’s sure to leave some scars

We have the power
To beat this evil within
Take it to the Underworld
And fight until the end

We came from all walks of life, assigned a mutual task
We don’t know what’s in our way, we do not know if we’ll last
But we must always push forward because
It’s what’s best for all of us

We know the future’s at stake, that’s why we’re trying out best
This evil never backs down, that’s why there’s no time to rest
And we’ll keep fighting forever until
All our memories turn to dust

Chorus

Chorus

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Absolutely Awesome. They are insane if they don't use this!

PaulyBFromDa303 responds:

Oh, it's a for sure thing XD

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Score
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Uploaded
Apr 23, 2019
8:04 PM EDT
Genre
Drum N Bass
File Info
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6.4 MB
5 min 18 sec

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