LIT Talent Awards Winner

2022

"Rigged Games"

Entrant Company

Marlon van Maastricht

Category

LIT Songwriting - Best Lyricist

Client's Name

Zero Expectations

Country / Region:

United Arab Emirates

Rigged Games by Dubai based Zero Expectations is a Progressive Metal / Hardrock Song, produced by London based Tom Bailey Music and recorded, mixed and mastered by Bull Funk Zoo at Bull Funk Studios.

It's a track reminiscing and honoring the likes and era of Black Sabbath, Mötorhead and Mötley Crüe in terms of production, sound and studio work and Ozzy, Lemmy and Vince vocally, to the best of Marlon's range and abilities. Rigged Games aims to create a stadium headbangers anthem with mosh-pit energy, and lyrics and vocals that resonate, stick in your head and subconsciously drive a crowd to chant and bounce.

The accompanying video supports that vibe by cartoonifying music and live audience footage in choruses and "Rigged Games" in the verses. The video is deliberately cartoonified in Red, Yellow & Blue which switches palettes on the rhythm of the music and the structure of the song. This creates an additional visual narrative that adds to the energy and tempo of the song.

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