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My Bloody Valentine - "Blown a Wish"

My Bloody Valentine Blown a Wish

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Female (2)

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Author Notes

This is likely the album's most airy, dreamy song aside from "To Here Knows When." It's similarly pretty compared to that song, but more vocals-focused and with less noisy guitar textures obscuring it. The guitars never really have a distinct guitar-like sound, but instead sound almost like synth as they float above the music. The drum beat is a sampled pattern akin to "I Only Said," which also gives this song a slightly electronic-influenced feel, though it has slightly more variation than that song. The vocals here are perhaps Bilinda Butcher at her most angelic, with a very delicate and fragile sound.
This song's guitar part plays quite similarly to "To Here Knows When," featuring 16th chord strumming at about the same tempo, making it fast enough to be engaging without being overbearingly difficult.
On drums, the sampled patterns is primarily based off of a simple 8-beat on the hi-hat, but the third beat of every measure has a quick open hi-hat following the on-beat closed hat. Like "I Only Said," there's frequent snare rolls that help make the part more interesting.
The bass on this song is not challenging, but it has an unusually melodic, almost lead-like feel to it. There's frequent slides and a bunch of quick little HOPO runs throughout the song.
The vocal part is one of the more difficult in the pack. The lead vocal has its moments, with little variations in the verses and that tricky run with the "ooh" at the end of each verse. The harmony part has "ooh"s in the verses that are quite long and have quite a bit of range to them, and they also have a constant repeating melody between said verses.