"Circles" (pop single), with Scarlett Quinn

Background notes about the single "Circles" (pop single), with Scarlett Quinn by Franskaya


Circles - An electronic pop music single by Franskaya. 'Circles' is a pop single with a retro touch and vocal effects, featuring British artist Scarlett Quinn.

Image of the Circles music single cover by Franskaya featuring British artist Scarlett Quinn

Title: Circles

Concept: A vibrant pop single with a retro twist and vocal effects.

Track Length: 2:39

Tempo: 128 BPM

Publication date: 06 octobre  2023

ISRC: cbdl32300001

Listen here: Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube, Tidal, Deezer

Context and thoughts on production:

In a nutshell, I would describe "Circles" as an enchanting and dynamic pop song, adorned with vibrant pop melodies that exude a rather retro charm and an energetic vibe. This musical gem was conceived during an audio production course at Musitechnic Montreal in 2015. "Circles" is the result of a prescribed exercise in orchestration and arrangements, utilizing an a cappella vocal excerpt from Loopmasters (Iconical Vocals Acapellas). All students in the course worked with the same vocal foundation, yielding surprisingly diverse results.

The fusion of vintage synthesizer sounds, warm bass tones, and vocal effects reminiscent of "stutter" techniques creates a sonic experience that harkens back to the 80s, while maintaining a modern pop sensibility. The cavernous bass draws inspiration from the 80s and rhythm & blues double bass, while the soaring synthesizer passages are inspired by bands such as The Doors and the immortal Wurlitzer plays of Supertramp.

Various software, including Cubase, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools, were used for composition and mixing. Vocal effects were created with Izotope Stutter Edit , and vocal harmonies were meticulously adjusted with Celemony Melodyne and Apple Logic Pro's Flex Pitch.

Imagining the story behind Scarlett Quinn's written lyrics, I envisioned the narrative of a young woman infatuated with an unattainable "rockstar," struggling with her unfulfilled dreams. This led to the addition of certain phrases not present in the original text, crafted from the lyrics, a stimulating challenge for my neurons. Significant sound editing was applied to her voice, along with several effects to make it as cohesive and plausible as possible.

The singer, Scarlett Quinn, is a talented artist from Brighton, UK. Her moving performance and soulful voice have not gone unnoticed, resulting in dozens, if not hundreds, of remixes. Scarlett's journey in the music industry took off with her participation in the 2014 season of "X Factor."

The song, released on October 6, 2023, is the original 2015 version.

The release of this charming pop song was first announced in a blog article on August 27, 2023.

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