Name: Yueping Wang
Song title: Gooey
Song artist: Glass Animals
Web link for song:
Text of chorus:
Right, my little pooh bear, wanna take a chance?
Wanna sip this smooth air, kick it in the sand
I’d say I told you so but you just gonna cry
You just wanna know those peanut butter vibes
My, my simple sir, this ain’t gonna work
Mind my wicked words and tipsy topsy slurs
I can’t take this place,no I can’t take this place
I just wanna go where I can get some space
1a. MELODY – arc
1b. MELODY – disjunct
2. SCALE/KEY – minor
3. HARMONY – consonant
4a. RHYTHM – quadruple meter ( I know we introduced duple and triple in class but the beats just felt more consistent when grouped in four, so I’d rather put quadruple here. Could be wrong~)
4b. RHYTHM – syncopations, and if so, where:
5a. TEMPO – largo or lento
5b. TEMPO – no change
6a. DYNAMICS – mezzo piano
6b. DYNAMICS – crescendo
7. TEXTURE – homophonic
8. PHRASES AND FORM – AABA
9. INSTRUMENTATION – instruments heard accompanying the vocal line:
An intricate mix of percussion instruments including a drum set(with significant use of base drum and cymbals, possibly a xylophone as well. Also a lot of electronic music.
10. TEXT SETTING – in a few sentences, discuss how these musical details seem to fit the meaning of the text or the overall mood of the song:
The tempo is kept slow and the pitches are gently disjoint in order to create an exotic and mysterious feeling, as if one is to explore an unknown jungle. The lyrics is sang in a paced and laid-back manner, vocally corresponding to the “gooey” impression.
This song also has a frequently alternating temple and dynamics, although the peak and base are in a moderated range.The temple also aligns with the heart beat and movement of human body.