F120

This song started out as a group assignment. Emily and I were talking with Brad Elliott at the Loving Touch one night last year, and we came up with the following idea.

Each of us would write and record a song in the key of F to a tempo of 120 bpm with no more than four chords. Obviously we couldn’t hear each other’s songs until they were done. After we had each recorded the song, the idea was to try to swap layers from the different songs and create mashups.

As you might expect, the mashups never happened since no one finished their song. Except me. When I did, I asked Brad to play drums on the song as a nod to the original concept of the project.

So here it is, a song using only four chords in the key of F with lyrics loosely based on a statement Carey made in a facebook note that had stuck in my brain. (I actually just reread her original note and realized I had completely misremembered the quote!)

If anyone wants to do their own F120 song, go for it and let’s see if the mix and match works!

F120

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