February 27, 2012
Haberdashery will be releasing a synthpop adaptation of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe this Spring. From the Haberdashery blog: The idea has been bouncing around in my head for so long that I actually find it hard to read the poem without singing it to myself.
Poe uses such a lyrical style in this composition, and I think it lends itself to music very naturally. But the fact that there isn't really a chorus has made the song a little unusual. And that, coupled with the length of the poem (18 stanzas), requires the song to be quite long - it's over 15 minutes from start to finish! Everything about this endeavor has pushed me to think differently about songwriting, and I can't wait for it to be finished so you can experience this wonderful poem in musical form!