Prince of Memphis (single mix)

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‘Prince of Memphis’ finds itself borne as a symbiosis of two creative minds from very different worlds: the highly disciplined and classically trained genius of violinist/ violist/ conductor Will Curry and the self-taught, synesthesia-driven madness of Melody Pilotte, who creates music professionally under the name Le Bas-fond. Introduced through mutual friend, actor and recording artist, Ian Patrick Gibb, Curry and Pilotte have embarked on a courageous multi-genre project together. This album closer opens up not only the incredible possibilities of this collaboration, but the next sonic chapter in Le Bas-fond music.

Written for another of their mutual friends, Jordan Nichols, director and associate company member of Memphis, TN’s own Playhouse on the Square, ‘Prince of Memphis’ combines both of their talents and allows both artists to flourish in their wheelhouse, Curry in cinematic strings, and Pilotte in evocative storytelling and lyricism, capturing the mutual admiration for Jordan and the essence of Memphis itself. Richly detailed arrangements, pristine vocals and nurturing tenderness renders this new track the full treatment, and proudly introduces this project to the world.

© Melody Pilotte and Will Curry, 2014.

lyrics

Prince of Memphis

three cheers
to the boy racer
to our boy racer
to our boy racer
when will they believe us?—
(if they ever believe us)—
at a Jordan never cold

dearest little boy king
everything you dream is real
with more magic
in a single finger
than Jackie Paper
ever knew

three cheers
to the boy king
to our boy king
to our boy king
can’t get lost on Poplar
if we go together
three cheers to our boy

dearest little boy king
everything you dream is real
with more magic
in a single finger
than Jackie Paper
ever knew

can’t get lost on Poplar
if we go together
three cheers to our boy

dearest little boy king
everything you dream is real
with more magic
in a single finger
than Jackie Paper
ever knew

three cheers to our boy racer
to our boy racer
three cheers to our boy king
to our boy king
to our boy racer
to our boy king
to our boy king
to our boy king
to our boy

credits

released January 6, 2015
Lyrics and vocal melody, piano, orchestral percussion programming, mixing and mastering: Le Bas-fond (Melody Pilotte)
Score, string arrangements, all violins and violas: Will Curry
© Melody Pilotte and Will Curry, 2014.

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Le Bas-fond San Francisco, California

Professional illustrator, soprano, keyboardist, composer, cute animal enthusiast, synesthete. Like Snow White, only more maudlin. Reina Indígena. CREAG AN TUIRC.

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