Hope your year has started off great! It’s been quite busy on this side.. Having to deal with some technical issues for recording and editing etc, but seems it’s coming together now.
Continuing with my DrumCover series and this time it’s something a little different – James Bond’s latest movie “Spectre” soundtrack “Writings On The Wall” by Sam Smith.
I guess it’s not really a DrumCover since there’s no drums on the original recording, but let’s not get caught up in semantics.
I liked the song the first time I went to see the movie, but I felt though it didn’t really reach the climax and kind of stayed in one place the whole song. So now, once I started coming up with the drum parts for it, I tried to make it in a way to complement the song and make it feel like it could’ve been a part of it the whole time. That meant taking it slowly at first, let the music do the work and gradually adding more movement on drums and bringing up the energy of the song. Nothing fancy, just something to elevate it.
One thing that made the recording part a bit tricky, was that the original track has A LOT of dynamics in terms of tempo. It moves up and down throughout the song and in some parts I had to listen really carefully to not miss the transitions and stuff.
All and all I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and I hope you are too
Here’s the DrumChart of the recording:
Writings On The Wall (DrumCover Chart)
…And here’s the video! Enjoy!