MUSIC: ahjteam – Hold On, Release Me (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

copyright (c) 2013 Anssi Tenhunen
Bit late for #YouTubeLowFiWeek – but better late than never, right?

This song started from a FAWM forum thread where I asked people to challenge me. Challenge was that the first person suggested a topic, which ended up as “underwater experiences” others suggested 1-3 words that I had to use in the word.

I gave people 24 hours and they ended up with the following words: bubble bubble, hammerhead shark, Wilson Phillips, squeegee, calisthenics, Mister Fribble, Atlantis, seaweed sandwiches, pearl diver, migrating jellyfish, titanic, turtle turtle, plastic, mermaid models, yellow submarine, marine archeology.

The song ended up a bit “suggestive” 🙂 Went for the fifties/sixties style rock, but the funny thing is that I’ve never played that style before, and I decided not to listen or reference it to anything, so this is how I think that genre might sound like.

146 BPM, C Am F G thru the whole song.

LYRICS

I saw this beautiful girl
a mermaid model, ooh, mermaid model
Under her turtle turtle turtle-
neck sweater and her C-shells
She had two birds, and they were
parus majors, ooh, parus majors

Those little pesky birds
They will get me in,
bubble bubble, in bubble trouble
Like in Wilson Phillips’ songs
They sang me their siren song

Hold on, release me
Hold on, release me
like a small squeegee

Marine archeology has never been this fun
Except when Atlantis saw the sun
Like the pearl divers
and the Beatles with their yellow submarine
I dove down under sea
to release and to set them free

Those little pesky birds
They will get me in,
bubble bubble, in bubble trouble
Like in Wilson Phillips’ songs
They sang me their siren song

Hold on, release me
Hold on, release me
like a small squeegee

I ate her seaweed sandwich
and prepared the fish for
mid-section calisthenics
by covering the migrating jellyfish
with a plastic
Mister Fribble, ooh, Mister Fribble
Like the hammerhead shark
I went away, hammering away
I think that I saw Titanic and the Noah’s ark

Those little pesky birds
They will get me in,
bubble bubble, in bubble trouble
Like in Wilson Phillips’ songs
They sang me their siren song

Hold on, release me
Hold on, release me

Hold on, why don’t you challenge me
Hold on, why don’t you challenge me
like a small squeegee

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Mixing Indie Rock

Check the final rough mix here

Song used: ahjteam – New York, New York

I posted multitracks for my track “New York, New York”, but some people had trouble meeting with my vision I had for the track, so to get you started I made this video from my mixing notes as a quick guideline how I roughly did the rough mix. Then just make it sound better than the rough mix and you’re good 🙂

Plugins used:
Cubase stock EQ
Cubase stock Chorus
IK Multimedia Classic Clipper
SPL Transient Designer
Waves RBass
Waves RDeEsser
Waves RVox
Waves IR Live
Waves L2

Get the multitracks here

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