@ask-spiderpool has a spotify playlist, for you musical-minded folks out there! Some of the music from videos you’ve made, mixed up in a massive collection of cheesy tunes that are Wade and Pete’s musical journey. It won’t make you cry. (Although that isn’t a guarantee.)
※The interview was done before the comeback in the middle of April.
Music production episode—Secret talk about producing music & special stage
What is your inspiration for composing music?
WW: Reading books, movies, dramas etc. becomes the hint for
writing lyrics and stage performances.
VN: It’s the trend. Because lyrics are the stories of this era.
Because (I) want to write lyrics that everyone can relate to, I often search up
on trends on the internet.
SC: You have to have a lot of imagination. Sketching out the
music video on your mind, and writing lyrics according to that scene. But the MV that I always think about is always totally different from the actual MV. (laughs)
Q: How did you all create the concept for the choreography?
HS: After listening to the music, we will first hold a concept
meeting within the unit. We considered concepts like should we be good
students, should we be bad students. From then, I will search for items that
complies with this concept, and after that, it’s the time to start making the
choreography. Then, we will gather everyone one by one, and make changes to the
choreography that we already have.
MG: In the instance of PRETTY U, we rewatched “High School
Musical” while preparing for the choreography. We were really concerned about
how should we do it to make it fun and overflowing with energy on the stage.
WW: This time’s use of books in our performance is also a point,
because it’s the first time we used small props, we couldn’t really imagine it
happening…. We are a bit worried because of that.
Why is it that if you hear a pop song like “I Kissed A Girl” more than two or three times, you feel like you’re going insane…
…but when you play an old video game you can listen to the music for hours? The brain does weird things in response to repetition. As you’ll hear in the episode, a UCSD professor found that if you hear a repeating loop of almost any series of spoken words, your mind will begin to hear that input as music.
THIS WEEK:Jack O'Brien is joined by Cracked editors Dan O'Brien and Alex Schmidt to discuss how the human mind seeks out repetition, turns that repetition into music, and how video games have turned this science into an unsung art form.
Why do I have this awful sinking feeling that after announcing that the OOTW video would premiere on the anniversary of one of the most iconic kisses ever Taylor is going to do something to kill Haylor once again. I just have trust issues after the photo credit happened after Made in the A.M was released and Harry was seen on live telly with his ‘Taylor smile’ and then on Haylor day itself she liked (and then unliked) a post that referred to Harry as “a dude with no maturity at all”. I feel horrible for saying this but a part of me feels like she actually gets pleasure in knowing that fans who have supported her for years are currently lying on their beds bawling their eyes out.
All I can say is I won’t be surprised if on New Years around the time the video premieres she posts a selfie with Calcium with a caption like “Best New Years I’ve ever had. Never been more in love!” But I don’t know maybe I’m just paranoid.