Note: The original version of “Faith” can be found here.
I’ve played with many ideas for adding a melody to “Faith’s” original simple vi-IV-I-V (or i-VI-III-VII in natural minor) progression, but invariably none of them were epic enough to match the scope and majesty of the original arrangement. Eventually I settled on a couple non-epic ideas worth investigating – and thus we get this “love remix”.
The key to writing a good remix is to maintain enough of the original that it sounds familiar, while also adding enough new/changed material that it’s not just a rip-off variation. I wanted this to be a literal “re-mixing” of the original “Faith” theme and I’m pleased with how it turned out. Nothing spectacularly technical here; just some simple arrangements of a couple simple themes. Nothing as majestic as the original, but – then again – a sequel never is, eh?