Swagger

Swagger: Trailers with Attitude

I’ve been writing trailer music for the past several years, and this new trailer project is one of the most unique. How many hundreds, if not thousands of trailers have you heard scored with Spirit in the Sky?

The trouble with using classic songs like Spirit in the Sky is that they were written in traditional song format, and they don’t have the necessary buildups, breakdowns, heightened climaxes, and so on that is demanded by modern trailer usage. So, with my SonicTremor partner Michael Elsner, we created an entire album of vintage rock trailers with swagger and attitude. Some trend more retro and 70’s; others skew more modern. But at the heart of it, Swagger is a really unique project that I’m incredibly proud of.

Here’s the full, official description:

SonicTremor presents SWAGGER, a collection of vintage-influenced modern rock tracks specifically composed for the unique demands of the trailer world. SWAGGER features grungy guitar riffs, bombastic drum grooves, walking bass lines, and vintage keyboards, interwoven with thick orchestral arrangements and extensive sound design to heighten the cliffhanger moments. Each SWAGGER track exudes the attitude and confidence that augments the onscreen visuals with coolness, vibe, and swagger.

Inspired by classic rock songs of the 70’s, yet updated sonically and composed in trailer-friendly formats, SWAGGER includes a comprehensive set of broken-out elements, including retro grooves, cliffhanger risers, breakdowns, cinematic elements, alternate mixes, stems, and heavy sound design.

Swagger is available for licensing from 5 Alarm Music. Here is a link directly to the SourceAudio listing.

And here’s the project for listening:

12 hours ago
Just in case you decide to invest $400 in Mac Pro wheels, you'll want four of these. https://t.co/CYxcXUmgNp
5 days ago
Congrats to my great friends at @PSPaudioware for 20 years of making absolutely exceptional plug-ins that have transformed the way I'm able to shape music. Here's to the next 20 guys! https://t.co/HoHOhWyuHm daviddas photo
1 week ago
Thinking about going to see @stevelukather play the Whisky and cuss out #ab5. Anyone want in? https://t.co/HQKOfFBB5h daviddas photo
2 weeks ago
Uh, help? Mac was fine yesterday. Today, one entire drive with all my samples is BLANK. Files are nowhere to be found. Not in the trash. (Trash wasn't emptied anyway - it's full of other stuff.) Disk Utility says no problems with that drive. What do I do??
2 weeks ago
A computer generated (almost) every possible melody conceivable and put them on a hard drive. This could have big ramifications for copyright. Thanks @adamneelybass for a great @YouTube vid and channel. https://t.co/9taTGa2Izo