Saturday, 2 April 2011
I've never yet been recognizably featured in an advert, but I have tried lots of times.
The one I hoped would come off was an actual writing commission (rather than placing already existing songs) for match.com. Joe Peet and Eva Eden (www.myspace.com/evaeden me and Eva pictured above) and I worked on it together.
The pitch: A boy and girl sing an impromptu duet in a music shop. The brief for the song was incredibly specific, so i was flattered to be asked to write one.
The song had to:
Outline the boy and girl characters
be 60" long at most
be played on guitar and wurlitzer
feature a riff that the instruments could 'call and response' play to each other
include a short deliberately out of time drum solo in the middle
be a 'quirky' love song
have the girl repeat the boys lines in the 1st verse (we disagreed with this idea but were told it had to stay)
have a chorus
I think we did all of those things, the one they used didn't. I think ours is better but then, thats just me.