19th October 2016

5Ed Perform The Cycle of Harvest

5Ed perform The Cycle of Harvest

The main idea for the chorus of this song came from the half-rhyme ‘Grow wheat, row, and reap’. This rhyme seemed to suit a syncopated and swung rhythm. This gave the song a jazzy feel. We also used this rhyme for our instrumental introduction. The verse came from the words ‘The farmers are working’. The use of the present tense here seems to suggest moving on and growing. There is a melodic link between verse and chorus as they both share the interval of a rising. This gives the song a very lyrical feel.