Electric Beethoven has unveiled a new single, “The Ninth”, via Eddie Roberts’ new record label and multi-media platform, Color Red. The release marks the third for Electric Beethoven via Color Red, as Reed Mathis, Todd Stoops, Clay Welch, and Josh Raymer put their funky spin on Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Ode To Joy”.
Electric Beethoven’s new tune “The Ninth” was produced by Mathis at Color Red Studios in Denver and mixed by Josh Fairman (Sunsquabi).
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While fleshing out the arrangement in Todd Stoops’ basement, Reed Mathis observed that Beethoven’s iconic ninth symphony actually has three melodies that occur simultaneously. Stoops suggested that they should introduce the lesser known motifs first and then drop the famous ‘Ode to Joy’ melody last with the other two melodies steeping beneath it. That’s the “a-ha” moment where the audience unites—whether it’s the familiarity of playing the melody in grade school, or nostalgia for a summer concert series or cinematic work, the vast majority of the world unities in the solidarity of ‘Ode to Joy’ awakening memories.
Listen to Electric Beethoven’s new tune “The Ninth” below:
Electric Beethoven – “The Ninth”
[Video: Color Red]