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Whale Song

 
uploaded: Wed, May 5, 2021 @ 12:45 AM last modified: Wed, May 5, 2021 @ 12:49 AM  (add)
byScOmBer
FeaturingOscar Frey
length4:50
BPM134
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I am lucky enough to see many whales in my part of the world, mostly humpbacks and southern right whales and their size and majesty always astounds me.
Thank you to Oscar Frey for the wonderful recordings and commentary.

When he posted the whale samples I put them on loop and played them as I went to sleep not knowing what I could do with them.
When I woke up in the morning (the wife thought I was snoring) it was crystal clear.

The first thing I noticed was the call and response.

The second thing was that most of the calls repeat at a BPM of around 130 to 135 BPM (or 65 to 68 if your that way inclined)

Amongst the trumpets, whistles and some disconcerting noises right out of an Alien movie was a really cool drone sound in the key of G.
I loaded this sample into the synth and this became the big dark pad that pushes its way through this song. The bass is also a whale note.

Sung the vocal live while I played the piano part, because I always wanted to pretend I was Elton doing the Lion King soundtrack lol

Anyway enough of the process, here’s the lyrics and I hope you like the song.

Pella is posted here .. please excuse the bit around the 3min mark where jonah is swallowed by the whale, it all ended ok ;/

“Whale Song”

I’ve been holding back the tide
diving deepest oceans wide
with the lightest touch
Don’t be fearful of my size
take a look behind my eyes
we can find a way

‘Cause we aint all that different
but its you that hold the power
Let me swim beneath the waves
navigate these ocean days
another solitary hour

I forgive you for your sins
understanding us begins
with respect that’s learned
When you listen to our song
maybe try to sing along
We can find a way

‘Cause we aint all that different
but its you that hold the power
come and sail above our waves
treading softly in your ways
for some healing now.

Ohhhh
ohhh

‘Cause we aint all that different
but its you that hold the power
Let me swim beneath the waves
navigate these ocean days
another solitary hour

‘Cause we aint all that different
but its you that hold the power
come and sail above our waves
treading softly in your ways
for some healing now.


ScOmBeR x 2021
 

"Whale Song"
by ScOmBer

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