This song is, in a word, random. Sometimes I get a bunch of ideas in my head and I can’t think up a whole song for each one, so I throw them together into one big mess.
Organs are a greatly underutilized instrument, in my opinion. They’ve been around for hundreds of years and are such a critical element of hymns and spiritual music, but really they fit a whole variety of other genres. I love what “Phantom of the Opera” did for the organ – it applied it in a modern context with the grandeur it deserves. Organs are sweet.
Now this is not to say that I use organs appropriately in “Reign of Anarchy,” because I really don’t. I wanted to write a really evil organ bad guy boss kind of song, but – as always – it didn’t really turn out how I’d planned it. This song sounded way different in my head. The opening bars are probably my favorite part of the song, and it’s kind of downhill from there. This song is a little too unfinished for my purposes, but it’s fun so I’ve uploaded it here. I’d appreciate any ideas regarding a future final arrangement.