So I got this crazy ass job last week wherein the brief was to create a “a Beyonceesque” “Auto-tune The News style” song and video for The O2, created from footage they were going to film of Beyonce fans at her show. The fans were to “talk down the lens about how much they love Beyonce, how much she means to them, what impact she’s had on their lives, how she’s much better than anyone else in pop.”
About an hour before filming was to take place I wrote a rough song idea, for which the chorus would be a turbo-balladeering “thank you Beyonce” refrain, so I texted instructions and awaited the footage. Presently emerged the footage, a bountiful mine of potential song parts and melodies and mania, out of which I crafted the thing you can see below.
Rarely for such a project, the client required no revisions whatsoever, unsurprising as it is AMAZING and haunts my dreams to thus day.
Shout out the singers, especially Bee Woman who would rather die young than live without Beyonce, and Ms Independence Literally Has Her Name Written All Over It, who actually talks in C Major.