25 contestants start at round 1, and by round 7 there are two left. Nur Ein means “only one” in German.
It’s good fun and keeps me writing music. Some of it sucks – some of it rocks. Here’s a summary so far.
Round 1 - The Architect
Challenge: Must include a round.
The best time to try a new genre is in the early rounds, so why not DUBSTEP? Completely caught the judges off-guard and managed to rank fairly well. I think it could be better, though.
Round 2 - The Best Place in Town is Also The Darkest
Challenge: Significant use of stops.
For some reason I manage to do best with obtuse titles. I think I should have won this round, because this song is fairly fantastic, if I do say so myself. If you listen to any, it should be this. I even managed to write some decent lyrics!
Round 3 - Unexpected Guest
Challenge: Collaborate with a previous Nur Ein contestant.
I had a rough week at work, and I’m not good at playing well with others. Luckily, I found someone to give me a sweet guitar solo – his name’s Sausage and he’s kind of new to the Song Fight world. This song is kind of phoned in, but it really grew on me after a few listens.
Round 4 - Elizabeth the Great
Challenge: Dramatic change in tempo.
This song is a bit scatterbrained, but I feel like it really kicks ass. It starts out sweet and slow, turns into alt rock, and then… I won’t ruin the surprise for you. If nothing else, I had fun doing it and learned a bit more.
That’s all for now. I’ll maybe try to keep this page updated somewhat.