We had these chord ideas for a while but didn’t know exactly what to do with them until we changed the tempo and created a sparse and clean sparkly grove with heavy electronic accompaniments.
We wanted to see if we could blend the warm tones of smooth electric piano and real electric guitar with the interruptions of flickering high pitched synthesized sounds.
This is what gave us the idea to call it “Superstar” and create the fantasy robot phrase in the intro dreaming of fame”. The soul in the music reflected the reality of real life and the space aged additions were the imaginations of a fantasy life of stardom.
Almost everybody at some point in their lives dream of being a Superstar and that was the inspiration for the lyrics of this track. The robot voice was difficult to create because we wanted to merge it over and over but with various harmony versions to create a fuller sound… We call it “The Robot Choir”.
It was inevitable that the track would start and end in the same way with our “Robot Choir” expressing its fantasies about becoming a Superstar.
released June 9, 2011
Produced by "Gemini Infinity" for Washington Classics 2011