(FYI - These 'Breakdowns' aren't reviews. They are careful examinations of the composition, structure, instrumentation, production, and all of the other nerdy crap that most people don't care about pop songs...)
Time Sig: 4/4
Main Hook Progression: I - ii - vi - IV
Gets to the Hook by: 0:41
Total Length: 3:52
Tempo: 95 bpm
Riff 1: Intro :: C | Dm | Am | F :: 2 reps (1 rep = 16 beats)
Riff 2: Verse :: C | Dm | Am | F :: 4 reps
Riff 3: Pre-Chorus (Mellow Chorus) :: C | Dm | Am | F :: 2 reps
Riff 4: Post-Chorus :: C | Dm | Am | F :: 1 rep
Riff 5: Verse :: C | Dm | Am | F :: 4 reps
Riff 6: Pre-Chorus (Mellow Chorus) :: C | Dm | Am | F :: 2 reps
Riff 7: Chorus :: C | Dm | Am | F :: 1 rep
Riff 8: Bridge :: Em | Am | G | - :: 2 reps + transition tag
Riff 9: Chorus :: C | Dm | Am | F :: 4 reps, last rep is essentially an outro
The main instrumentation for this piece is primarily an assortment of mellow synth pads. I hear one sharper riser-type lead synth kinda buried in the mix. Synth drums dominate; 808-ish hi-hats.
This is a pretty wet song - lotsa delays and verbs. Instrumentation is lush and wide.
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