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now vs. forever

sounds like: jukebox the ghost, st. vincent, death cab for cutie, young the giant

anthemic, massive, euphoric, party, heavy, aggressive, technical, emotional, montage

Now vs. Forever
00:00 / 03:39
Now vs. Forever (Instrumental)
00:00 / 03:39

key moments:

0:24 — Drums and guitar enter, groove begins

0:59 — Chorus, distortion, heavy

1:17 — Verse 2, guitar line
1:49 — Chorus, hook, heavy
2:15 — Bridge, heavy, harmonies, 
2:39 — Vocal/piano breakdown, hook 2
2:51 — Band breakdown 
3:01 — Final chorus, heavy
3:36 — Ending riff

sounds like: queen, muse

young/lovely

explosive, dramatic, anthemic, youthful, hopeful, epic, sweeping, dynamic, pulse-pounding

Young/Lovely
00:00 / 05:49
Young/Lovely (instrumental)
00:00 / 05:47

ocean

key moments:

0:20 — Hi-hat enters 
0:37 — Drums and horns enter 
1:01 — Chorus (call and response with horns)
1:16 — Horn solo
1:28 — Guitar break leading into… 
1:32 — Song explodes, instrumental verse
1:50 — Heavy, aggressive verse 
2:26 — Chorus 
2:40 — Shout section 
2:52 — Breakdown with horns, would be great for fast cutting 
3:07 — Falsetto vocals 
3:49 — Piano arpeggios 
3:58 —
Solo piano/vocal verse, quiet 
4:17 — Build to end begins, active bass riff, piano/vocal
4:33 — Horns reenter 
4:48 — Drums reenter 
5:02 — Song climaxes, vocal call and response 

sounds like: coldplay, sigur ros, amanda palmer

slow-burn, build, piano, cello, ambient, cathartic, emotional

Ocean
00:00 / 05:23
Ocean (Instrumental)
00:00 / 05:31

object lesson

instrumental player piano piece

quirky, excited, frenetic, dramatic, energetic, fast-paced, tense, cathartic, explosive, tense and then powerful

Object Lesson
00:00 / 03:39

key moments:

0:50 — Chorus, quiet 
1:27 — Drums and bass enter
2:03 — Chorus, heavy, thundering
2:27 — Bridge with falsetto and ride cymbal 
2:54 — Build begins 
3:43 — Build crescendos, fuzz bass enters
3:56 — Falsetto vocals over build 
4:19 — Build ends, quiet piano outro

key moments:

0:10 — Main theme begins, bouncy and excited 
0:40 — Break, theme change to pastoral 
1:05 — Quick transition, frenetic 
1:10 — Beginning of quiet, timid section
1:40 — Symphonic section 
2:00 — Kick drum reenters, build begins 
2:24 — Explosion, catharsis 
2:43 — Groove begins, main theme reenters 
3:03 — Fireworks, fast cut ending 
3:30 — Ending 

blinking (epilogue)

sounds like: dan deacon film scores, feist, sigur ros

lo-fi, fluttery, emotional, distorted vocal, nervous, defeated, beautiful 

Blinking (Epilogue)
00:00 / 01:53
Blinking (Epilogue) (Instrumental)
00:00 / 01:53