New Rainbow Season cover – “Animals” by Muse

For those of you interested in me and my brother’s vocal ventures, we’ve uploaded another cover to our Rainbow Season set on my SoundCloud page. It’s “Animals” by Muse, an excellent song off their latest album, “The 2nd Law“.

Other songs in this set include a remix/cover of Pendulum’s “The Island”, and our original song “Control”.

We really enjoyed doing this one – I did particularly, because it involved reconstructing the song from the ground up, and it’s considerably more complex than many of the others I’ve finished so far. Its 5/8 time signature, odd polyrhythms and chromatic chords make for a very interesting and pleasing track, and a definite challenge when it comes to arranging it. Then, once the track was laid down, I had to find the vocal harmonies that were happening during the choruses. Many of them I kind of worked out by process of elimination rather than using my ears to detect what Muse actually do in those sections, so while our harmonies may not be completely faithful to the original, they’re more or less accurate and still pretty much work regardless, I think.

As to the project itself, we still need to decide what we’re going to do with it. We’ve booked some time in a proper studio (eight hours at Bergerk! Studios, a prize we won in Battle of the Bands) so we can get some studio-quality vocals done for our EP. That’s to be in April 2013, though, so we have a bit of a gap to fill for our audience until then, with whatever activities we can find.

However it goes, we’ll continue to work on our singing abilities (we’re still learning!), and we’ll do our best to keep our update frequency up on that front. Hope you enjoy the cover. 🙂

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