Originally a commission for an arrangement to be performed at a wedding – solo cello! The phone conversation went as follows:
“Can you write arrangements?”
“Yes,” I reply.
“We would like ‘Chasing Cars’ for the arrival of the bride – it’s a song which always makes Michelle cry.”
Indeed it did – but on that first phone conversation I never imagined what it would take to write a cello arrangement of this song. Certainly it couldn’t be performed live with looping pedals and so I recorded lots of cello parts, (eleven part harmony) and performed it with my backing track.
Next step, after all that work and the fabulous response shall I release it as a cover ? A nail biting wait of six months before finally the approval came through from Snow Patrol’s publisher Universal Music.
At present I have a worldwide license excluding US|MX|JP|CA|PK|IN – need to sell a few to pay the license to go global!
I hope you like it and importantly I hope the guys in Snow Patrol, who performed on the original song, enjoy a different take.
Thank you Gary Lightbody for your brilliant love song and thank you Andy and Michelle for originally commissioning me to create this arrangement for your wedding 14/09/18
Recorded and mixed by Emily Burridge
Mastered by Ben Findlay Lucid Audio Ltd