Adagio's Adagio (feat Maria Grigoryeva)

by GhostXb

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I wrote an Adagio for Adagio XD! Having lost her ability to sing following the movie, I think it would only be appropriate for her to attempt to express her feelings through other means. My interpretation of Adagio is mainly based on stories like Open Door and head cannon ideas of her hidden compassion of the other Dazzlings, feeling responsible for them, and having failed. Also, considering the possibility of their immortality, I think she would have a lot to say after all that time, even if they aren't in words.

Maria Grigoryeva did a fantastic job on the violin. When I first heard the recordings, I was all giddy like a school girl XD! You can check her out on her website. -

Jowybean also did an amazing job with the art. He definitely captured the feel I was going for and I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Check him out here. -

With Maria's Performance and Jowybeans art I'm super pleased with how this came out :)

Having spent so much time on this, and having been over two months since my last song upload, I'm actually a bit nervous about this, but I hope to get back into the swing of things by opening this year with one of my more ambitious pieces.

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About This Song (TLDR Section XD!)
This is one of those ideas I've had for a long time but have been putting off for the right inspiration. I also don't think I could have pulled it off with my previous knowledge. In fact, my previous Dazzlings album had many ideas that I ended up not following through with because I simply didn't have the musical knowledge to pull it off well, but I've come so far since then. Over the course of a few weeks, I've re-written this from scratch four times because I was struggling to get the right feel. One version was musically pleasing, but it ended on a Dorian scale and sounded triumphant and that wasn't really what I was going for. I wanted to write a piece that was thematically appropriate and had intent and purpose behind it, not just a (first decent thing I come up with and slap Adagio's name on it) kind of thing. Eventually I came up with this. To start off with it constantly modulates between two minor keys to maintain a dark, unsettling feeling, the kind of mood we'd expect from Adagio, and then it opens up into something much more raw and powerful, like Adagio expressing her self more honestly and openly when she believes no one is around to witness it. Being stubborn and overly proud, I don't think she could bare to let anyone, especially the other Dazzlings, see her more vulnerable side. Hence the desolate winter setting. Also living in Canada, I'm automatically prone to winter themes during winter XD!


released January 15, 2017
Violin:Maria Grigoryeva
Cover Art: Jowybean



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