Who Could Ask For More?

Major of Roses - Who Could Ask For More?

The song ”Who Could Ask For More?” was released in November 2017.
A video was released in May 2018.
Featured on the album Cornerstone.
Music, Lyrics, Production, Video: Magnus Rosell

Mystic Sons: Swedish frontman blends the dark styles of Tom Waits and David Bowie on his debut single.

Santa Rosa Records: On his soulful ”Who Could Ask For More?” Magnus advocates for a more relaxed view of life.

Who Could Ask For More? was featured at Jammerzine.

 

 

 

Theme

The song is celebrating a relaxed view of life. The character/narrator singing realizes that what you have is your life and your heartbeat, you’ve got the capacity for love, and you’ve got songs, music. If you just relax, linger and and take it slow, there is something fine happening all the time. Probably more than you realize. The narrator is even too busy experiencing it all that he doesn’t have time to smile!

A bit on the extreme side? Sure. This is also reflected in the music production.

Music Production

In music production it is quite common to use double tracking: to make several takes of the same instrument or voice and then play them simultanously. Under the right circumstances and using certain tricks this creates a sound that is ”larger than life”. This song plays with this technique and takes it to an extreme during the verses. I basically recorded the song two times and sang it very differently during the verses, using widly different timings, placed one take to the left and one to the right. This makes the voices sometimes sing over each other, especially when the title is repeated. (I deleted certain parts to make the result more clear.) During the refrain the voices join together again.

Who Could Ask For More?

I’ve got songs
and my heartbeat
I’ve got love
and it’s makin’ me happy (now)

and I don’t need for no more things to go my way
‘cause all the time there is something so fine
that it never gives me the time to put on my smile

I’ve got songs
and my heartbeat (like a rythm, man)
I’ve got love
and it’s makin’ me happy

Who Could Ask For More?

I’ve got life
and I linger
all is slow
and so very pleasant now

and I don’t need for no more things to go my way
‘cause all the time there is something so fine
that it never gives me the time to put on my smile

I’ve got life
and I linger
all is slow
and so very pleasent

Who Could Ask For More?

Music by Major of Roses is available
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Music by Major of Roses is available
on all major streaming services.