Man On The Moon by Zella Day
4” x 6” WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, 2019 – Listen on Spotify
The vocals start as vibrant magenta on the top left with high oranges at 0.05 and 0.11. From 0.13 the bass is purple on the top as magenta vocals continue. From 0.25 the vocals start as magenta before moving to orange at 0.35. The beats are also orange on their highest notes. From 0.51 the highs are yellow on the top right. At 0.55 the harmonica is red on the right. Magenta continues in the backup vocals from 1.03 with oranges on the highest of Day’s vocals. The bass is purple on the bottom left. At 1.15 and 1.21 the high harmonica and echoes are light blue with high greens at 1.26. The music continues as magenta. From 1.36 the vocals are magenta and orange with purple and red lows. From 2.02 the orange highs return with mid-range magenta from 2.14. The red harmonica at 2.20 is on the right. From 2.41 the music is blue with high greens. The vocals through the outro are also light, airy blues with red harmonica and magenta backup vocals. The final highs are magenta and orange.
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.