Oddly Stephanie and the Ferris Wheel started out as an atmospheric synth track that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on the Blade Runner sound-track. It was written on the same upright organ that provided the drum beat to a song on our first album called Reminder. After I’d played it to John he provided me with a new chorus and from there it morphed into a jangle-pop influenced upbeat pop track, which we demoed with Tobi playing drums.
Once Jake had laid down a wonderful Martha my Dear-esque piano over a key change section before the 3rd chorus I decided that I liked the piano so much that I didn’t want anything else left in. So we scrapped everything and started again, building up from the piano. To make the piano sound sweeter and to make the vocal higher I varisped the track effecting the key and the tempo of the song only to find that by a pure coincidence we had moved the key and tempo perfectly into the same key and tempo as Linnaeus. The result is the seamless transition between the two songs.