LOVE IS THE MOST POWERFUL MAGIC
I’ve been writing a song a day since January 1st of 2009 (I hold the Guinness Record).
Back in 2014, I decided to collect a few of my (many!) Harry Potter related songs into a short album. I mounted a Kickstarter and gathered together some talented friends to breathe new life into the old songs. I’m super proud of the results! You can stream the album on your service of choice (buying it on Bandcamp is the best for me, financially!), and you can preview the tracks below. Also, if you scroll down, you can look at/listen to all the rewards I made for my Kickstarter backers.
(Hi, Binge Mode nerds! You can download the anthem for free, right here!)
Track 1: It Sucks To Be A Squib
This song is from a squib’s point of view. “Abilities are nothing, it’s the choices that we make.”
Track 2: Muggles
This song is from the perspective of a low level worker in the Ministry of Magic. I imagine him as Bruce Willis, for some reason. He spends his days keeping muggles from killing themselves with accidentally discovered magical items.
Track 3: Lily’s Eyes
This is my favorite song on the record. It simply tells Snape’s story.
Track 4: It Could Have Been Neville
This is the oldest song on the record. I wrote it way back in 2010. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea that, but for that simple twist of fate, it could have been Neville. In some alternate universe, it probably was Neville. I love thinking about the whole story and all the things that would change if that had been the case.
Track 5: Love Is The Most Powerful Magic
Albus Severus sings a doo wop-esque song all about how his dad is always saying that love is the most powerful magic. Can you hear what song I’m parodying?
There were two main rewards for the Kickstarter I did:
A simple drawing
A short song.
All the drawings and songs were made from the backers’ suggestions. I love how some of these songs came out.
I’ve split them into 3 categories: Good, OK and Bad. You can let me know if you think I’ve properly categorized them!
I got over 70 requests for drawings! They were at the $15 level. I made them so cheap because I am not very good at drawing! Haha.
If you can’t read the full title (or you’re confused about a drawing), try clicking on it and you should be able to see the original request that led to the drawing.