Seven Lives to Live
At first, Matt sent me this demo that had this ostinato melody that looped over and over again. It started feeling like a Phillip Glass piece to so I started varying the phrases so that it sort of phased with itself. After considerable effort, we created about 6 minutes of music that ebbed and flowed with this new pattern. It got old, so we started cutting it down and threw a piano rhythm chugging behind all of it. Eventually we started throwing the two (non-diatonic) motifs together until it just screamed from tension. Originally the ending organ chord lasted a few minutes with a calm bass underneath, but I think we will leave that for another song. All in all, this piece took a lot to put together, and a lot of it is on the cutting room floor. We hope you enjoy it!