Stephanie and the Ferris Wheel

Stephanie and the Ferris Wheel

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.