1. Strange and Beautiful (I'll put a spell on you) - Matt Hales/Kim Oliver
I write songs all the time. It's like eating and shitting for me - if I don't do it everyday I start to feel odd. So when I got that call in April from the ad agency asking if I had any songs knocking around, well I did.
As soon as I saw the film for the VW ad, I thought of strange and beautiful. I remember sitting in my hallway playing it in the piano and peering into the lounge to see how it seemed to go with the film. It seemed to go rather well. I guess you know the rest.
And the song? Well it's either a sad unrequited love song, or a sinister stalker song - take it how you like. The music was inspired by Debussy and the tune came out of nowhere. I like the crap drum loop.
Over the weekend whilst we waited to find out if we'd got the ad, we listened to the demo a lot. It started to seem like a nice way to go - all lo-fi but also very arranged - so we decided to do some more.