Yesterday, I received an email:
Our client is looking to license a song for an upcoming TV commercial. They need a song with lyrics that have the mention of Home in it, preferably where its resolving in the musical phrase (at the end of a line). The spot will be witty and humorous. Be creative with it; it could be classic rock, folk, any genre is in play really. There are two :15 spots, but we encourage you to submit pieces that are longer, :30 up to full songs.
I’ve been trying my best not to look at these, but I did. And I remembered that last week I had blown off some steam by playing around with a mic and some delay effects, and had ended up with a rhythmic “home” sounding phrase that was oddly compelling. Some ideas were floating around my head as I drove home yesterday.
This morning, I tried my best to ignore the ideas that continued to bounce around my brain, but finally I gave in. All told I spent about 2 hours from idea to completion. (“Sounds like it” you say.) I have no great expectation that this will get chosen for the commercial. If I were a betting man, I’d say that it will be another in a string of ignored recordings (ignordings?). But failed experiments can teach you something, right?
Take a listen to my latest failed experiment, “Home” and let me know what I should learn from it.