Jordan Howard is Creative Director at CCS Rights Management. The company provides Music IP Management Publishing. Their roster of services includes sync licensing. Here is his challenge:
Challenge: I am looking for songs to pitch for a new series on Lifetime that stars Christina Ricci. The series can be best described as a 19th Century “Dexter.” Series centers around a female anti-hero, lots of emotions. Love, Lust, Hate, Danger. Musically I am looking for songs in the vain of: Black Keys, Bon Iver, Band of Skulls, Carolina Chocolate Drops, James Vincent McMorrow. For one episode, I am looking for a replacement for Hozier’s “To Be Alone.” As long as the song is in a similar wheelhouse and is lyrically similar, that is what is most important.
Mmmm, sounds interesting and fun. I do love Bon Iver. Give me The Black Keys, Lonely Boy, any day or Hozier’s Take Me to Church but can I create such magic? Well, turns out I don’t have to think too much about it this week. Michael Proudfoot wants to use our Matt Dusk attempt for this week, which suits me fine after a hectic and stressful previous week. Michael figures our song, Baby, Have a Heart, will fit this challenge better than the Matt Dusk request. I think he is right. Originally, Michael and I had gone for the Lana Del Ray approach but she always seemed a bit too dark for Matt. I do feel like a bit of a cheat, though, cause my contribution did seem a bit minor in this song. I only really had any influence over the pre-chorus: the melody and love me love me love me more/ make me want to stay. I guess that will have to be enough for this week. I’m a bit scared by next week. So am glad I’ve had a slack week.
Here’s this week’s Lana Del Ray impression for a 19th century “Dexter”….