SAC Challenge Post Week 5

SAC Challenge Post Week 5
Jordan Howard, Creative Director at CCS Rights Management, provided the Challenge for Week 5, and it was another interesting one. “I am looking for songs to pitch for a new series on Lifetime that stars Christina Ricci. The series can be best described as a 19th Century “Dexter.” Series centers around a female anti-hero, lots of emotions. Love, Lust, Hate, Danger.” (see Jordan’s pitch at https://itallstartswithasong.wordpress.com/)
Essentially, we were to write a very dark song. To me, there is a certain resonance of dark, bleak, austere winter days. They creep by slowly. I also like words “cold snap;” there is a natural onomatopoeic percussiveness to the word “snap.” Winter days do skulk, but with occasional and very loud snaps—the wood in an old house, the loud clang of a radiator, the crack of ice. There seems to be violence in the expression that remains slightly implied, rather than proffered. I think this song would work well, fairly sparse—with only bass, vocals and finger snaps, perhaps. Layered percussion may emphasize these points.

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