Futility

2016
Perpetual Emotion Machine
unreleased

There are a lot of shitty things about breaking up with someone, but one of the good things about musicians that breaking up brings is that we get to write songs about them. This was one I wrote following my (hopefully) last breakup. There are no lyrics, so there is no context other than the song’s title to tell you what was going through my head.

What I like about this is the song’s energy flow. It starts off with a calm (albeit ominous) series of major-seventh chords and then adds bass and piano. More things get added until before you even realize it, you are amidst a virtual onslaught of drum and bass warfare. If that doesn’t describe the relationship I left, nothing does.

I’m really proud of the secondary chord progression in this song. It by far the most interesting thing I’ve done.


Perpetual Emotion Machine

Futility (Demo)


Credits

written, produced and arranged by Perpetual Emotion Machine.

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