Here's a couple of songs I've worked on recently, all of which are designed to be moody, even manic/depressive, because that's the idea I wanted to portray. An imbalance of internal feelings that would cause tension and all sorts of strange situations.
Like You, Deep Below: This is my totally reworked version of an existing song, where the original was giving tragedy, and tragedy, and a little indifference, where as I wanted there to be some sort of victorious statement at the end, almost to fight back against the grief with spite and sarcasm, thus creating a false sense of happiness for protection. I guess.... I would very much like to hear what this song makes the listener feel, because at it's roots the song is based on the raw and confusing emotions caused by loss.
Like You, Deep Below.mp3
Messy Emotions: I wanted to get a feeling of child sitting inside of a house with a lit fireplace when it is snowing outside... The child is bored out of their mind, and thinking more than usual in their loneliness. They begin to wonder and worry about things children shouldn't have to worry about, and become extremely upset... However, when they look out the window, their childlike imagination takes over as they begin to see shapes forming in the snowy night outside, almost like whimsical dancing figures hiding in the thick snowfall.... This song is unfinished, so it ends abruptly.
Torture: This is a calm and pleasant song, despite what the name suggests, and I like to leave it up to interpretation as to why it is named "Torture".
Critique is always welcome, but I'd really like to know what sort of mood these songs put the listener in.