on October 15, 2017 | Last updated April 16, 2018
Nick Cave and the Bad SeedsThe Ship Song
Release Type: User Audio Type: Single-track Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT) Pitched Vocals: Yes Vocals Gender: Male (3)
16.4 - Video preview added! Thanks doa for the video!
-added edited ending - no more fade out.
-fixed a bug in drum animation!
-Refined a few charts with some minor tweaks.
PLEASE NOTE: Video preview only shows regular keys (not pro), but the song has pro keys charted too!
3.3 - Full band update!
My favorite custom I did so far. “The Ship Song” is one of those songs that are just magical. Essentially a love song, it’s one of Nick Cave’s greatest moments, a huge beautiful anthem, and one of those songs I feel everyone should know.
“The Ship Song” is at core a piano ballad, so the keys chart is interesting for sure. You’ll be mostly playing the piano part, played by Nick Cave himself, but also a bit of Hammond organ, and the beautiful vibraphone solo in the end. Drums are surprisingly entertaining, bass is melodic and beautiful. Guitar is mostly just chords, so it’s the least interesting chart.
And on top of it all, the 3-part harmony is absolutely beautiful. While the main vocalist sing the song, the other two singers will accompany him with “ohhh”s and “ahhh”s. The second singer will also harmonize in the verse and chorus, and even get to sing the lead vocal in the last chorus (as the lead vocalist has a spoken word part over it), while the third singer keeps the “ahhh”s going. It’s honestly a magical song, and hopefully a magical custom too.
As always, I would love to hear any feedback, positive or negative! Especially regarding vocals as I can't really test them well with my equipment. Thanks!