Ribs by Lorde
11” x 16” WATERCOLOUR ON PAPER, 2019 – Listen on Spotify
The intro starts as black synth on the top left with light blue highs. From 0.11 magenta also appears. These continue to grow with light blue and sharp greens along with grey synth. The vocals from 0.48 are deep, textured blues with purple bass and black drums. From 1.18 the highs appear as magenta and move up to orange vocals from 1.33. From 1.41 the high synth moves to vibrant light blue along with magenta at 1.49 on the middle right. From 2.03 the vocals are bright blue before shifting to deeper, darker blues across the middle. The drums and synth continue in black and grey. From 2.17 the music shifts to light blues on the middle left. From 2.22 the synth is magenta with dark blue vocals and purple bass. From 2.33 the airy vocals and synth are light blue and continue through the section with dark blue on the lowest vocals and green highs. Light blue and green synth continue to dominate through the section with hints of magenta in the mid-range and grey lows. From 3.03 magenta appears with high light blue and low purple. The vocals from 3.17 are magenta with the highs shifting to orange. The highest notes are yellow. From 4.05 grey returns through the outro.
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.