December 6, 2007 5:05 PM

Stressed out? Listen to this healing song and follow it's prescription to the letter!

I was on the train between Penn Station and New Brunswick commuting, and I heard this guy with a Morgan Freeman-esque voice telling his son to get ready and put his shoes on. There was a soothing rhythm to his voice, which when mixed with the huge white noise of the train, kind of became melodic. This rhythm/melody fermented in my brain a few days, and then became the main synth line for this song. I was working on Wall Street at the time, so all I could think about was how to get rid of stress. I had a cold, which enabled me to "sing" those crazy droning low Ds. The bass line is my favorite out of all the songs I've written. The drum machine, ironically, is a rap beat from that little Alesis box (SR12). [There are a couple of nostalgic musical references here and there. The first one should be too obvious (and initially wasn't intentional, but kept it anyway). See what you can hear.]

OK, everybody, join hands, and Unstress!

posted by strangeguitars (5 comments total)

Nice. Relaxingly hypnotic, with a dash of Tom.
posted by chococat at 7:28 PM on December 6, 2007

That's the first one.
posted by strangeguitars at 5:56 AM on December 7, 2007

Relaxingly hypnotic indeed. And yeah, the first thing that "got me" was the bass, then I read it was your favorite. Nice one.
posted by micayetoca at 7:31 AM on December 7, 2007

I like this.

*clothes hit floor*
posted by Pallas Athena at 9:55 AM on December 8, 2007

It could become an anthem for some sect. It's sooo relaxingly hypnotic.
posted by nicolin at 2:47 AM on December 17, 2007

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