Here is the second free song from Renatus: Psalm 2.
I got to the point in recording new stuff that I wanted to have a sandbox. Not just getting back into recording but also play with different techniques and refine my writing to follow the emotion of the lyrics. At some point I came to the point that I should write lyrics and then build music around the lyrics. Why? I am more flexible as a composer and I think that what is said (or sung) should be the focus. Write the words, then the music - my new mantra.
But, having a proclivity to write music, I have a jonesing to do the music more than write lyrics. So....I started to look to the psalms. There are 150 of them - copyright free lyrics that I can set to music! So with Psalm 2, I started in earnest to use the psalms for compositional etudes.
The song has more of heavier feel to it. Obvious death metal vocals here and there, but the vocals are also more varied. As alluded to above, I am trying to follow the feeling of the psalm. As compared to Psalm 1, there are more "segments" to it and creates a more storied listening experience beginning to end.
Just an aside, Psalm 2 alludes to the coming of Jesus. You can hear this in the middle section with the "clean" vocal singing in the middle of the song.
As with all freebies, you can download it for free! Share with your friends!
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