Alive

This arrangement takes Sia’s powerful, uplifting song and uses it to tell a complex musical story. In the beginning, the soloist sings against a bare, cold backdrop, with the background vocals trying and failing to swell in and join the solo. When the solo finally reaches the chorus, however, the backgrounds join in with lush, warm chords, almost like a sigh of relief in response to the chorus, “I’m alive”. After a joyous belted high note, the beat kicks in and the song starts to groove and move forwards. Surprising musical moments continue to excite the listener, and the final chorus slams in at full force, featuring a belt cut-out and final chord that are sure to knock your socks off!

Matt Goldstein
Sia
This Is Acting
2015
2015
The Vassar Devils
Coed
SSATTB
12-100
7/10
4:00
Yes
mattgoldstein2017@gmail.com

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