Perfect storm – Soundcloud release
Perfect Storm is a collaboration with the talented lyricist, Jamie Smith. Jamie wrote the lyrics during the autumn 2017, when several severe storms were hitting various parts of the world. Inspired by the feeling in the lyrics, I developed the music. The text is about a combination of circumstances building up into a full-blown storm. The intro starts with the warm sound of a cello and a guitar playing on flageolets. The vocalist starts and the music picture grows. Between the verse and the chorus, a crescendo section emphasises the upcoming storm, and includes a weather forecast warning about the storm. The storm reaches its climax during the chorus, where it hits with full power.
The powerful vocals are performed by Ella Smith, who adds a dynamic, soulish feel to the song.
The smooth sound of the Hammond organ is provided by Dan Holmqvist. Elin Laksö Svensson plays the Cello.