This song was the first official collaboration between us and Lya. We had done some demos together for other artistes in the past but this song was the starter of putting Lya in front as the final vocalist and I must say I'm pretty happy we had made such a decision.
The whole idea of the song started with the strings! Initially I put some strings pad together and layered the same pad with some horns and again the same thing with some different horns and then another set of strings and this process was going on for a while! The pads are being played on a very soft leveling but there's a lot going on down there which gives that full yet not noisy feel to the song. I was making this Orchestra-like kind of feel but I wanted the song to be more laid towards the trip hop mood. Best thing to convert anything into trip hop? Shuffled, hard chopped, distorted drums loop!
For the bass line, I preferred to have acoustic bass because of the horns and the strings it would be cool to enhance that acoustic mood. I used an actual bass guitar instead of MIDI tracking and again distortion! I routed my bass amp into a light scream distortion followed by a heavy low pass filtered EQ. It makes the bass sound crunchy yet nothing is going so crazy. And the bass melody is only a 16 bars loop for each verse and an 8 bars loop for the hook.
For the vocals, there's nothing crazy. It's just the vocals with the routine process and the backup vocals are the same thing, just one octave lower and heavily processed. Mainly the compression and the high pass EQ to remove all the boominess of the low ends.
Here is the song and I hope you'll enjoy it.