TUNE CHARLES HS - Malibu Love
I based this song off of the nostalgic vibe one could get when watching 70's and 80's Californian based films. I also wanted to incorporate the element of the beach as I know that Malibu has some of the best beaches in the world along its West Coastline. However, I do not actually live there. I live in a small area in the South East of England. Therefore, I decided to write the song from the perspective of a person who has fled the nest and has found paradise and consequently, never wants to leave - an aspiration that I - as the writer and producer - have. The song itself does not incorporate many instruments, simply just an electric and acoustic guitar, a bass and a drum kit that i created with my MI-DI controller. I compressed my vocals and added EQ to all the instruments used in order to give the record more of a low fidelity, just like how many of the producers in the 70's and 80's did when they recorded. I decided not to use many effects on the guitar because I felt as though it was important to leave the tone of the instrument as clean and warm as possible. The song consists of Neo-Soul and RnB chords because it is my favourite genre. They give the track a sort of 'Easy-Listening' kind of vibe, which works in conjunction with the nostalgic feeling one gets when listening to it.