Life Is Better With You by Michael Franti
6”x8” WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, 2018 – Listen along on Spotify
The guitar in the intro starts as light blue on the top left with high yellow notes. The vocals are bright blues. From 0.29 the strings are magenta. The chorus from 0.40 is magenta with black percussion. The highest strings and vocals, as at 0.53, are orange. From 0.55 the strings are magenta with purple bass at 0.57. The vocals continue in bright blue with highs in light blue at 1.09 in the middle. ‘Life is better’ at 1.12 is purple before blue vocals. From 1.26 the strings are magenta with low purples. The vocals are magenta at 1.43 with the highs in orange. At 2.03 the vocals are blue with black percussion and purple bass. From 2.23 the vocals and guitar are light blue on the bottom middle. At 2.34 the vocals are blue with purple and magenta. The vocals at 2.42 are dark blue with magenta strings. The highs are orange at 3.09.
This piece is one of a kind and was commissioned for someone special. While the paint may fall differently on the paper, future interpretations of this song will capture the same colours and moments as heard in the song.