Breaking News

by @cola @deannasweidel

Liner Notes

#collaboration #randomcollaborations #news
Random Collaborations thread - https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/forums/36

Cola says: I had the pleasure of being paired with @deannasweidel for a random collab! Deanna wrote the lyrics, and then I put them to music. I really latched onto the news theme in the lyric, and did my best to make the music match. Working on this was a lot of fun - thanks for the collaboration! ❤️

Lyrics

Breaking News
Lyrics by @deannasweidel

Breaking news
I’m heading in
For makeup and hair curled

Breaking news
I’m in the chair
Gotta tell the world

CH
When it all goes wrong
When bad things happen
It’s me who tells the nation
When fear incites
When you need to know
It’s me on your tv station

Breaking news
The world is rough
But I have to smile through

Breaking news
I read the words
What, where when and who

CH

Just one day
I want to read
‘Bout happiness and glee

Just one day
I want to go
Without a shooting spree

CH

Breaking news
I’m heading in
A nation’s feelings swirled

Breaking news
I’m in the chair
More bad news to tell the world



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This is amazing! Utterly brilliant realisation of Deanna's clever words by @cola
Really, really impressed by both of you!

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Great orchestration straight up! Love the to and fro singing! So listenable and a message in there as well! Nice one!

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@cblack

I quite liked this. 😀 Very evocative music, and good lyrics. Nice work!

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@tjeff

A really good random collab! Love the orchestration - all the instruments sound authentic. Using the "breaking news" vibe musically was a great idea and very creative. The point-of-view in the lyric is brilliant, love the idea of the story. Oh, bridge is a really nice contrast. It was fun to listen to!!

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@nadine

Oh gal, this opening is awesome! What a perfect composition around these lyrics. I also like the lyrical prompt since this perspective is not used thar often. What a show!
BTW you know the website positive news?

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The music felt like a theme song from a news broadcast, so mission accomplished! Great collab.

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Your song should be on TV! What a cool concept. Amazing how random collaborations can lead to such amazing masterpieces! Very cool lyrics, music, choice of instrumentation and of course your singing and harmonisations. So catchy, dramatic and fun at the same time! Love it.

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@deylavey

Oh my goodness I love how it conjures up an image in my head immediately of a “Breaking News” TV banner.

This is such a fun song. What a cool, rare concept for the lyrics!

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@geoff61

Really nice work here

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Musical choices really fit the theme. Nice work. Lyrics are delivered like reading the news. Super collab with music and words.

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The backing grabs immediately. And the continued almost sublimal telegraph pips keep a continuity, in between the epic bras, drums of war, disasters. ANd I especially like the change for the "just one day" stanza. And I've often wondered how the news-anchors cope. Deanna you've got that pat. Good stuff. (The song, not the breaking news)

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Wow I really liked this. The intro was perfect, and your layered stabs of "Breaking news!" were really perfect. I like the constant morse-code-sounding-news-sound as a kind of percussion as well. The brass really slaps during the bridge kind of section before "Just one day".

You're voice and vibrato is so pleasant to listen to, even with some sad/intense themes. Keep up the great work! 👍

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powerful song with strong production and vocals...but i dont believe a top-line newscaster exists who really hopes for a day without bad news, ....disaster is their bread and butter