Track 4: Lonely Quadrant


Most songs I’ve made so far follow more or less the same process.  An idea pops into my head sometimes first thing in the morning when I wake up or when I’m out and about.  I hum the melody into my phone and later sit down and arrange it on my DAW.  The theme and lyrics of the song are the last things to be decided upon and are created according to the mood of the song.

This one however, came about more unconventionally.  I programmed a series of unrelated beats together from scratch and then built the song around them.  As a result, I feel that the song is more unusual sounding than others as it does not have lyrical structures you would call a ‘verse’ or ‘chorus’.  I had a lot of fun making it though and will definitely try this method again for my next project.

The song expresses the increasing difficulty in taking a well balanced rational view of certain issues while referring to the ecomonist and mathematician Eric Weinstein’s four quadrant model.  It seems to me that if you don’t blindly commit yourself to an entire set of ideologies nowadays, you will find yourself in a sort of ideological no-man’s land, facing animosity from both the left and the right.

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