I've been a member of CFU for a little while, but haven't really contributed anything to it. I wrote this song almost two years ago, when I first bought a keyboard, after finally discovering Coldplay. I bought AROBTTH in December 2003, and then bought my first keyboard in January 2004. I could only take one month of playing air piano along with AROBTTH before I had to buy one. I've played guitar for eight years as well. I promised myself I would begin piano lessons in 2006. Here is the first song I composed on the piano, inspired by Coldplay (music, no vocals). It's just me on acoustic guitar, bass, piano, and a string arrangement I created with Reason.
"Lull" (3:41) - 5.06MB
I titled this song "Lull". Here are some defintions of lull:
Lull \Lull\, v. i.
To become gradually calm; to subside; to cease or abate for a
time; as, the storm lulls.
Lull \Lull\, n.
1. The power or quality of soothing; that which soothes; a
lullaby. [R.] --Young.
2. A temporary cessation of storm or confusion.
Lull \Lull\ (l[u^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lulled (l[u^]ld); p.
pr. & vb. n. Lulling.] [Akin to OD. lullen to sing to
sleep, G. lullen, Dan. lulle, Sw. lulla; all of imitative
origin. Cf. Loll, Lollard.]
To cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm;
to soothe; to quiet. " To lull him soft asleep." --Spenser.
Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie,
To lull the daughters of necessity. --Milton.
This song has been a "Linus security blanket" for me. I always come back to it when need it. I always thought of it as a lullaby, so that's kind of where the title came from as well. I took a break from music production beginning in May 2005. I'm looking forward to producing again in 2006. Enough rambling, I am going to remix this song with more strings and "oohs and ahhs". I will post an update as soon as possible. I might even get the courage to write lyrics and sing along as well.
Any feedback is welcomed. I've been needing a kick in the pants to start producing music again. Let me know who else this song reminds you of, besides Coldplay. I'm always up for listening to new artists. Please tell me what comes to mind when you listen to this song. I've been trying forever, to write lyrics for it. Although I have written quite a bit of music, this is my first attempt at sharing my music online. I hope you all like this Coldplay- inspired song.
Thanks for listening.