Song of the Week

This week’s song of the week is a song I have only just discovered. It’s name is Complex: Atlantis, and goes along with a quite good book called Artemis Fowl: the Atlantis Complex. If you haven’t read the book, you might not know all that the song talks about, but the music is good nonetheless. The song is by Josh Fix, whoever he is. I got this song from another Artemis Fowl fan, though that fan is quite a bit more fanatical than I. The verse is vi VII IV III IV ii progression, which is highly irregular, seeing as it uses some Major variations on usually minor chords. The pre-chorus changes key and has a I ii progression, where it changes key again to the chorus. As far as I can tell, the chorus is a semi-basic vi I IV iii V iii progression. It then changes key once more back to the verse. The bridge is IV V vi then goes to vi IV iii V. It then goes to the chorus. Then, to finish, it goes and changes key (for the last time hopefully) to the verse.

And that, my friends, is the musical analysis of Complex: Atlantis. Here is a link to the music video: ‘Complex: Atlantis’ – YouTube. If you haven’t noticed previously, most of my favorite songs are heavily laden with key changes and irregular progressions. There are some exceptions to this rule, however, like songs that have incredibly good lyrics, like the music of VJ Manzo (and he also writes with irregularity in his music, so it’s good for both) and Godspell, namely the song All for the Best, which I am currently picking out on piano. That last song was the song originally intended for this week, but that was before I discovered Complex: Atlantis. Have fun listening, and I will try to quell my musical side until next week.

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