These are some of my favorite albums from 2018 in no particular order.
|SYML||In My Body|
|Twenty One Pilots||Trench|
|Imogen Heap||Harry Potter and the Cursed Child|
|Chvrches||Love Is Dead|
|Florence + the Machine||High As Hope|
|Jack White||Boarding House Reach|
|A-Ha||MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice|
|Mumford & Sons||Delta|
|Various Artists||Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Soundtrack)|
Recently we were asked to come up with a 90 second (max) video for a Bibboards campaign that I was involved in for BibRave. As a BibRave Pro, I get to test out various running products and run races in exchange for reviews on my blog and social media channels.
Bibboards are plastic fasteners that secure your race bib to your shirt without damaging the shirt. They are also much less fiddly than safety pins and don’t need a lot of readjusting that come with that.
My favorite feature however, is the fact you can get your own logo or text printed to them using their online designer.
Here’s the song I wrote for the campaign. I got the idea from the actual bibboards packaging, which had the hash-tag #nopinrev printed on it.
The first cut of the song was just over 2 minutes, so I had to remove a verse and some of the outro to make it fit to the required 90 seconds.
It’s been a while since I’ve had my guitar out and actually wrote anything, so this was a fun (but scary) project for me.
I discovered Kygo a few months back and really enjoy his music and artist collaborations. Cloud Nine is his debut album and I’ve always thought the first track, Intro, would make a great backing track for a kick-ass trail running video.
Hear me out (listen above).
- 0s: Far out view (drone footage) of a solo runner on a trail.
- 45s: Close up footage, feet, dirt, grit, sweat, stream crossings.
- 1m:24s: Other runners join as they run the last section of the trail to the summit.
- 1m:45s: They reach the summit, exhausted, arms spread wide taking in the 360 degree views.
I think that would be magic.
Aside from that, the whole album suits very well as a running accompaniment – except for the John Legend Happy Birthday track. Great song, but seems a little out of place on this album.
IAMDYNAMITE are a local band from Cary, NC. I heard them for the first time on Tuesday night when they opened for Bon Jovi. Great summer feel. Perky songs and strong vocals to keep you running. This was my morning soundtrack for a quick 5K before work today. Pull it up on your favorite streaming platform, have a listen and let me know what you think!