The #evolution of the #song #music #freelance #musician #songwriting #soundcloud

Hello Ladies & Gentlemen,

I wanted to show you what I’ve been up to! If you follow me on SoundCloud (follow this link for more info)  you would see that I have been busy!

I’ve posted quite a few things – see the playlist New Stuff follow this link for more info! or use the embedded player below:

Today I wanted to show you have songs can “evolve”. So I got the concept for this latest  song when I did a lot of thinking when I went on a walk (follow this link to read this blog post) where I took some self portraits par example:

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I was thinking about how it must feel for young Christian couples when they get married go on honeymoon and come back and start living together for the first time. This is an exciting time for Christian young people because we don’t live with our significant other until we are married, not even when we are engaged do we live together, it’s literally only once you have gotten married and come back from your honeymoon do you actually start to live together as a Christian. I really wanted to write a song about this but I thought to myself:

“how to I express this feeling, this tacit knowledge that I, personally, have never experienced before in song?”

So I thought ok let’s start with lyrics, what is the one thing that Christian’s can’t do before marriage? Hmmm! Sex :). So I thought lets, tastefully, discuss that. So using some euphemisms from my favourite book of the Bible, Song of Songs (follow this link to read this book) I came up with some lyrics talking about “giving your love” and “gardens” lol.

[Song of Songs 7:12 NLT] [12] Let us get up early and go to the vineyards to see if the grapevines have budded, if the blossoms have opened, and if the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my love.

I also thought, let’s discuss that freedom of coming out from under your parents, so let’s so ok, “all we need is us” and then I thought, “yeah but we also need God, more than we need our spouses”, so I put ok it’s the wife, the husband, and Jesus, so I added “and the love of God” to just show you don’t do marriage alone it’s you and your spouse and God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

This gave me this:

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SIDE NOTE: Interestingly enough, there is five of you, but God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit are “one”, Jesus said it Himself:

[John 17:21-23 NLT] [21] I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one–as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. [22] “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. [23] I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.

Now if God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit are “one” and we, as individuals and a collective church are “one” with Jesus:

[1 Corinthians 12:12-13 NLT] [12] The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. [13] Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.

And a husband is “one” with his wife

[Malachi 2:15 NLT] [15] Didn’t the LORD make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are his. And what does he want? Godly children from your union. So guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth.

[Matthew 19:4-6 NLT] [4] “Haven’t you read the Scriptures?” Jesus replied. “They record that from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.’ [5] And he said, ‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ [6] Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”

You are actually not five at all tas the scriptures say:

God the Father + God the Son + God the Holy Spirit = 1 lets call this FSHS

FSHS + you = 1

FSHS + your spouse = 1

you (Y) + your spouse (YS) = 1

Therefore FSHS + Y + (Y+YS) = FSHSYYS = 1

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I thought I would add some bass and some guitars panned so I tried it out:

I thought that things should be more precise and less muddy and I was pretty sure that I wanted the song to fade out so it turned into this: (at this point I still hadn’t finished the lyrics

Eventually I got my act together and finished the lyrics, I feel like I captured how I would feel, the drama of a wedding, the fun of dressing up, picking a house and sneakily having sex in the garden just because I can! 😛 hehe!

Eventually I thought, hmm, this needs some drums etc, so I got on Finale and decided do go through the tedious task of writing the drum beat, as I struggle with maths, working out the semi demi hemi quavers that you find in drum ‘n” bass was really difficult and I am more proficient in Finale then I am in Pro Tools, Cubase or Logic so the only way for me to do the beats was by scoring it. It took aaaaaaaaaaaaaaages even with the copy and paste function lol.

I also added some orchestral sounds as that is what I am trained to do and I love orchestral pop! This concoction ended up with this:

Then I added backing vocals!

And that’s where I have gotten to so far! Some things may change and I’ll still remix it etc

Here’s the full playlist for you to enjoy at your leisure!

 

Lots of love

Catherine

Aaaand that's a wrap for #church till next week! #freelance #musician #musicpastor #musicteacher www.catherinewaithe-arnold.com

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