ccMixter mashup: Ballad Of Jane (narva9 mix)

This is Jane.

Who tells, to no one in particular, that the sky is blue.

That she’s cold.

She has no one — but herself — to assure herself that she’s fine.

This is her story.

Ballad of Jane (narva9 mix)
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The instrumental track (i.e. guitars, drums, bass — even the title) was completed before I’d known narva9’s pell existed.

After I’d completed my instrumental track, I felt it lacked something. So I searched ccMixter for female vocals. Hard to find suitable pells that matched my key and tempo.

Then WHAM, I found narva9’s “I’m Fine”!

Her pell had about 10 over remixes by then. I didn’t care. It was a jaw-dropping moment for me. To have found a pell — whose key and tempo and lyrics — so snugly fitted this idea I had in mind. I’d titled my instrumental track “Ballad of Jane”. I chose the name Jane, as it sounded like an anonymous person (I apologise to all Janes!)

My loose idea was that Jane is telling the world her story. But I didn’t really know what was her story yet. narva9’s lyrics completed my original idea.

I love ccMixter.

~ Ivan


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