Thursday, September 2, 2010

School of Seven Bells: Windstorm

The song below is off this trio's 2010 album, Disconnect From Desire. The band claims that they write the lyrics to their songs first, adding the music solely as accompaniment. This is a curious claim to me, as most of their lyrics seem too abstract to allow the average listener to discern their meaning. Plus, their music is so good that I have a hard time seeing it as a secondary element. It makes you wonder what they could create if they decided to put the music first.

Here's a link to their website.


EMC said...

I really like this! Why do you think it's so odd that they write their lyrics first? To me it seems easier to compose lyrics, then add a melody.

James C. said...

@EMC I think he's saying in the post that the weird thing is that they claim that the lyrics are more important than the melody / music and you can't understand what the hell their lyrics are about. Whether you write music or lyrics first is just a personal choice, but the focal point of the art is important because that is how the artist is communicating to us.

Anonymous said...

EMC, who cares how they write their music!? Props to James for heloping you to read! It is an bangin' song, that's what the post says and we can hopefully all agree on that.