Lights – Ellie Goulding

  • January 1, 2015
  • By Claudia Rice
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Recorded December 2014 into January 2015.

Here's the first mix for the new year! The idea came about while I was just walking around singing “Lights” to myself. My mind gravitated towards "Finally" by CeCe Peniston and I couldn't shake the idea. I had it on the back burner for a while and only started working out the idea once my mastering project had been finished. I went with the David Morales arrangement for mix since there's piano in it.

So the Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind" middle section came about by listening to some sounds on my new plugin synth. The piano sound reminded me of the song and I just started goofing around. Then I realized that it would work with the melody of "Lights". The section didn’t sound right at the original “Lights” tempo, so I gradually sped it up. The horns and strings I added reminds me of the energy that MacArthur Park has.

I've never sped-up a middle section before, so let's see how you guys like it.

Mix mastered by Chris Graham Mastering.

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