Northern Wind by City and Colour
4” x 6” WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, 2019 – Listen on Spotify
The intro starts as brown guitar on the top left along with light blue highs. The vocals start as bright blue with brown guitar continuing. From 0.23 the hints of strings and slide guitar are magenta with light blue on the high guitar and vocals. From 0.35 the slide guitar is magenta on the top right. The vocals appear as orange at 0.37 with warm brown guitar. The vocals at 0.45 are magenta and shift to bright blue guitar across the middle. At 1.03 the guitar is light blue with brown lows. From 1.13 the strings appear as magenta and purple, with brown guitars. The vocals continue as bright blue. From 1.37 the strings return across the bottom left as magenta, with purple as at 2.02 in the bottom middle. The vocals continue in blue. From 2.14 the strings are magenta on the right with light blue on the highest notes as at 2.24. The guitar continues in textured browns. The blue vocals return on the bottom and continue with bright magenta strings at 2.47. These continue through the final section. The slide guitar adds hints of red. The final highs in the vocals from 3.38 are orange with magenta strings.
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.