"Carol of the Bells"
Remixed by The Living Tombstone
(I'm just including the link to the video because he says in the description to not reupload his video to other websites, so I decided to play it safe.)
If you know me really well, then you'll also know that "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" is my absolute favorite carol of all time. Nothing can beat that song, in my mind. But this remix of "Carol of the Bells" is pretty high up on the list.
I think one of my favorite things about the song is how fast it is. Most of carols tend to be a little slower, but this one crams a lot of words in and then picks up the pace. I couldn't sing this song without lyrics available for me to read. (Well, I couldn't sing well with or without lyrics, but that's a totally unrelated sidenote.)
The beat is also very catchy. I feel like electronic music is a bit of a tricky genre, because it either stands out or ends up sounding like everything else. Though I suppose that could be said for any genre . . . Sorry! Getting distracted. I would classify this remix as an earworm. If you've never heard of the term before, it sounds rather nasty. While it is a nickname for the corn earworm, the casual definition means a catchy song that gets stuck in your head. Whenever I listen to this song, I often can't get it out of my mind for the rest of the day, which is something I don't mind.
And lastly, it's a pretty sick lyric video. After having been in a media class, I appreciate aspects in filmmaking more. I feel like even a fairly simplistic lyric video would take me ages to make and would probably end up looking "meh" in the end, so props to TLT!
Actually, if you enjoyed the song, you can download it for free. He's left a link in the description, which I only just discovered the other day. (Betcha can't guess what song was added to my music library.) It's cool when creators do that. It makes me wanna go support them by buying some of their other work.
So I'm going to end the post here. I know it's short (which isn't uncommon for this series), but I need to return to writing Digital Pulse. I'll try to respond to your comments ASAP. And don't forget, you don't have much longer to ask me questions for my upcoming Q&A post. Please, ask me whatever you want! Well, not whatever you want, but you know what I mean. Just use #KnowJoe to let me know which questions are for the interview. I only have twelve questions thus far, which means I need more. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (most likely not, but we'll pretend); don't miss out!
Tell me, what's your favorite Christmas carol? Or are you a Grinch who doesn't like Christmas music at all? What's your take on this remix? Is it stuck in your head yet?