Tag: on-vocal

Mar 11 2017

Raven’s Jig – One of Many

Raven’s Jig is proud to present this collaboration with Tarwe, who composed and arranged this beautiful piece. Onne and I were in charge of the lyrics and voice/music montage. We imagined a story to go along with the song’s sunny, yet deep-blue atmosphere. One of Many became the tale of a child pausing in an …

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Jan 09 2017

Raven’s Jig – Soggy Cake (Macarthur Park)

Richard Harris’s MacArthur Park is a song about heartbreak. And parting. And striped pants and soggy cake. We couldn’t help but chuckle when we heard it the first few times. We felt so bad that we decided to take our good old piano out and make the most dramatic, heartfelt rendition we could. This is …

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Jul 19 2015

Raven’s Jig – Teddy Bear

So a little fun story; Onne originally wanted to arrange a song called “Teddy Bear’s Picnic” from Henry Hall, but after realizing that he had very little to add to this song, he searched for a new song to arrange. Because Onne often seriously lacks creativity, we ended up with a song with an incredibly …

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Mar 14 2015

Raven’s Jig – Armstrong

French singer Claude Nougaro is one of Agathe’s favorite musicians and lyricist, and his jazzy arrangement of the classic Go Down Moses, paying homage to trumpettist Louis Armstrong, is one we decided to pay homage to as well, by arranging it and singing ourselves. Download Raven’s Jig – Armstrong

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Jan 05 2015

Raven’s Jig – Anything Goes

We released this mellow arrange of a golden oldie early in January 2015, to celebrate the new year. Arranged in a style similar to the one used in Leçon de Français, and reprising the original lyrics, this song was a happy little joke we were happy to partake in, knowing that of course, the older …

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Oct 19 2014

Raven’s Jig – Tournis (The Heart Asks Pleasure First)

We had a go at “The Heart Asks Pleasure First”, from the 1993 film The Piano, and turned it into a vocal arrangement. The topic we had in mind when writing the lyrics was the social construct of carousels (or children’s rides in general). When we tell a kid that he’s supposed to enjoy a …

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Sep 17 2014

Raven’s Jig – Primavera (on-vocal)

“Primavera” translates to “spring”, yet many have attributed feelings of melancholy to this Ludovico Einaudi classic (incidentally the first one we arranged as Raven’s Jig). Spring is supposed to be a time of new life, a time of fresh energy. Indeed, Ludovico’s Primavera sounds exactly like what you’d expect from the beginning of a Hollywood …

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Jul 23 2014

Raven’s Jig – You’re so Cool! (on-vocal)

Believe it or not… This is also a Hans Zimmer song. The last one we played to date, and a particular one at that; this is one of the first songs that gave Onne inspiration to play more cheerful songs and experiment in more childlike styles, which would much later lead to the rise of …

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Apr 16 2014

Raven’s Jig – Moon River

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of Agathe’s favorite films, and both Raven’s Jig members love Audrey Hepburn’s sheer sense of style and grace – so it only made sense to pay homage to her with this simple, straightforward arrange of Henri Mancini’s Moon River. Of course, it doesn’t beat the original scene with Hepburn stroking …

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Mar 01 2014

Raven’s Jig – Windmills of Your Mind

After Agathe was moved to tears by Dianne Reeve’s rendition of this song (do check it out if you can), and by the beauty of such fatalistic, realistic, downright sincere lyrics, she pestered Onne so they could arrange it. Onne gave this song a unique twist, minimizing the majestic drums as much as possible and …

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