Lyrics don't start when I expect them to in a song - is there a name?
May 1, 2014 3:59 AM Subscribe
In the song Dark Storm by The Jezabels (YouTube link)
, the first 25 seconds are a neat little bass (guitar?) riff. When I listen, it sounds like the very first note, the highest pitch note, is the first note of the measure, and that it should repeat like that throughout the song. But does it?
posted by UltraFleece to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
To me, the vocals kick when I don't expect it, and when they do, the guitar beat seems to have shifted ever so slightly. I mentally adjust, and then follow along with the guitar and think 'Oh, so the first/accented beat is actually there'. But then when I rewind the song and try to apply that pattern to the first 25 seconds, it doesn't match up.
(Apologies for such awkward language, I don't know what terms to use!)
I guess my first question is: is it just me who hears this?
And if others can hear this, is there a name for something like this, or can someone explain to me using either plain English or proper musical terms what is happening?