It’s All Faded: Five Songs of Life, Lessons, and Learnings
For her Culminating Experience project, McKinley wrote, recorded, and produced a 5- track EP exhibiting her original artistic voice, reflecting the elements of her past and present influences. Additionally, McKinley developed and performed an interesting and engaging live set which showcased her new music. During the creation of her EP, McKinley drew from her influences to create an original sound that combines acoustic elements, soulful melodies and harmonies, original sound design, feel-good chord progressions, and electronic beats. The main influences for McKinley’s EP include Norah Jones, India.Arie, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sza, Frank Ocean, FKJ, and Noname. McKinley was able to develop a unique artistic voice by combining acoustic elements, soulful melodies and harmonies, feel-good chord progressions, and hip-hop beats with original sound design, sample manipulation, and a wide range of percussive and melodic timbres. The inclusion of jazz and classically influenced instrumental solos served to supplement this original sound.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Project Components: one project video (.mp4), one paper (.pdf), EP (one ZIP file containing five .wav audio files).
Short, McKinley. “It’s All Faded: Five Songs of Life, Lessons, and Learnings.” Master's Project, Berklee College of Music, 2018. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-production-technology/125.