lyric sketchbook / new


AndĀ here are the new pieces I did for the Lyric Sketchbook. I’ve been swallowed by a wave of black and white recently. “My work is becoming darker and more sensual”, I said one time as a joke but now when I think about it, it does make sense.

I haven’t done work like this before and it was so exciting to do. Even though I was forcing myself to do one more, and one more and another one just to make a habit out of it, at one point I’d zone in and just do it for four hours straight until my housemate asks me if I’ve had food at which point I look up at him with a look of confusion because I have no idea what he’s on about.

It’s great to be working on a project like this because it consists of a series of mini-themes that don’t require research or development – just an idea.

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‘you can’t survive on ice cream’ Cheap and Cheerful by The Kills


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‘and when she needs to shelter from reality she takes a dip in my daydreams…’ Arabella by Arctic Monkeys


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‘hard to control when it begins’ Young Blood by The Naked And Famous


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‘dark paradise’ by Lana Del Rey


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‘locked away in permanent slumber’ This Is Gospel by Panic! At The Disco


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‘supermassive black hole’ by Muse


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‘divisible invisible’ Splitting The Atom by Massive Attack ft. Horace Andy


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‘I’m taking it slow, feeding my flame’ Eyes On Fire by Blue Foundation


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‘to see her smile and her eyes unending’ Kiss Kiss Bang Bang by The Subways


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‘you’re crying lightning’ Crying Lightning by Arctic Monkeys

lyric sketchbook / updates

I went back to the Lyric sketchbook I made at the start of second year (I might be mistaken, it was in 2013) sometime round mid September. I’ve been doing periodical updates, but I recently did a few big ones to pieces I’d already been updating and ones that I’ve finished before this summer.

A note on the Lyric Book – I wrote a lyric on each double page spread from random songs that I thought particularly interesting at the time. I thought it would be a good idea to try and illustrate bits of songs without being influenced by the song itself. It’s an curiousĀ process with surprising outcomes most of the time.

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‘I thought of angels, choking on their halos, get them drunk on rose water’ Just One Yesterday by Fall Out Boy


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‘up in the air, out of my head’ Up In The Air by 30 Seconds To Mars


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‘assembling their philosophies from pieces of broken memories’ This Is Gospel by Panic! At The Disco


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‘our blood is gold, nothing to fear’ Splitting The Atom by Massive Attack ft. Horace Andy


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‘uncover our heads and reveal our souls’ Keep The Streets Empty For Me by Fever Ray


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‘your pastimes consisted of the strange, and twisted, and deranged ‘ Crying Lightning by Arctic Monkeys