Writing Music: Dystopian Duo18:55
I love it when people suggest new music to me. It’s always exciting to explore a new musician’s songs and to test them out as soundtrack to my writing sessions. One last week’s Writing Music post, my friend Kat suggested I might like the music of a violinist called Daniel Jang. And she was completely right. In fact, I enjoyed his music so much that today, I’m sharing not one, but two of his pieces.
Daniel Jang’s covers of Royals and Radioactive both gave me an instant dystopian feel. For those who don’t know, dystopian stories are set in a future where things get worse, not better. Basically, dystopia is the opposite of utopia. The settings in the music videos, the purposeful beat to the music, the way it sounds a little bit tough, all combines in my mind to make me imagine a dystopian setting. Royals especially makes me think of a character living on the streets of a dystopian city.
There is something about taking the lyrics away from a song that sparks my imagination, like the music itself has a story to tell. I know I don’t normally post two pieces in one week, but these songs just had to go together. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
What music have you been listening to? Got any good music to recommend to me? What is your favourite instrumental version of a song?
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