Album:America - Listen

Iowa / Sept. 7, 2012 / by Chris

Sometimes it takes me a long time to come up with the idea for a piece of music. And once I do, it often takes me even longer to put all the pieces together, tweak it, and make it into a fully flexed composition. 'Listen' is not one of those pieces. In fact, it pretty much popped into my head almost exactly as you hear it here. 

The sound I wanted relies pretty heavily on a vocoder - it takes a track with a bunch of notes on a synthesizer and 'triggers' the track with audio - in this case, my reading the text. Add in some gorgeous vocals from Amy, and you have 'Listen.'