Vampire Bride

4 January 2010 38 comments

My first attempt at making a traditional music video.

This one was an interesting experience. It was the first time I collaborated when making a video (director, camera man, actress), and it was really frustrating. Nothing went as planned, and everything got delayed over and over because we weren’t able to do the things I had planned. But it was fun at some points!

The song itself was an attempt to make something commercial and popular. Vampires were super popular, and I had noticed that lots of my fans liked “Twilight”, so I figured that I might as well try to make them really happy.
The problem with my song-writing is that I always come up with weird melodies and unusual song/chord progressions, stuff that I personally like, but that most don’t. So I composed lots of different versions of the lyrics I got from Audrianna Cole, and sent to friends to hear what they thought. And then I tried to make everyone happy, resulting in no one getting completely satisfied. Some people wanted it to be rock/metal, and some wanted it to be soft.

So yeah. I guess you could call it a complete failure, because it’s my least popular video, hehe. But some people really love the song, and as long as someone appreciates it, it’s all worth it.

Buy the song on my website or on iTunes!

38 comments »

  • ReneIly said:

    I love this song so bad it’s my inspiration ALWAYS it’s my lullaby too and I can’t believe is unpopular but well I’m goth so yeah me and my friends love it (I’m the one that loves it the most ) but still great song

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Thanks. :) Yeah, I realize that some people really like it, and that’s why an updated version will be on the upcoming album!

  • David said:

    This is a pretty good song. If they had put this in Twilight, I might actually watch it :p good going, man!

  • PitaParker said:

    You are very talented. I like this song. It has so many changes throughout making it very easy listening.

    What’s the significance of the name Fredde Gredde? G follows F in the alphabet. Is it really that simple? Just asking…no offense meant.

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Thanks. :)
    No, there’s no significance of the name FreddeGredde. My real name is “Fredrik”, but people call me Fredde here in Sweden. Gredde means “cream” and it’s rhyming with Fredde. So, it’s just a.. hmm.. a childish rhyme. :) Fredde Gredde. Freddie Cream, heh.

  • anon said:

    BOOKS:Incredible

    THIS SONG: Awesome

    THE MOVIE: MAKES ME WANT TO FRAKN KILL MYSELF (X X)
    U

  • samuel karabetian said:

    Det är inget fel alls med den här musikvideon. Jag gillade speciellt mycket pianot man hörde i bakgrunden. Jag spelar piano och tycker att piano är det vackraste instrumentet. Gitarr ligger också på topplistan för mig. Jag hade bara inte tillräckligt med tid med det.

  • Aaron said:

    This song is fantastic, you are really a great musician, and I wait your album. Sorry by my bad english.

  • Camilla said:

    wauw…youre kinnda’ gorgeus :0)
    love your voice…and it’s cool you do both original matiriel, and medley’s, i sing myself but have never had the curage too sing my own stuff… anyway keep on rocking ;)
    hugs from Denmark

  • Edwin Rijssemus said:

    Wauw..great song.
    I’ve check your website and must say that you have are realy good!!
    This song is maybe little to long but still good.
    The Oueen make over is great stuff, and the other video’s are also good.

    I think you have a lot off talent!! use it.!!!

    Ýou have a big fan now from the Netherlands (Europe)

    Greetings,

    Edwin Rijssemus

  • Kim said:

    your girlfriend? ;)

  • Wingnutdrummer said:

    I think the reason you didnt like it was because you tried to please too many people. And in the end it wasn’t really your song, or how you wanted to do it. But I look forward to the “actual” freddegredde version =)

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Kim: No, we’re just friends. :)

  • Cassie said:

    This is pretty. I had my doubts, but I really enjoyed. You created a new obsession in this girl, just letting you know.

    (Not in you, but your music and your voice)

  • Alexis said:

    Fredrik, the song is great and certainly has commercial potential, but never try to please anyone:) Personally, I’d love to hear more of your ‘unusual chord progressions’ and believe me, there’s enough people who also would. Do what you like and how YOU would do it and see what happens.. But when we try too hard to complete an impossible mission of pleasing others (for they’re never gonna be pleased anyway) – the result is often mediocre.. (not in the case of this song though, it is still a success!) So move on, and I’m really waiting for your album!

  • July said:

    Why not girlfriend? She is very beautiful =) ;-)

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Alexis: That is a theory, but in order to actually make a living on music, I do believe that you have to find the right balance between accessibility and what you personally like! Especially when you have as different taste as I do. :P
    It would be really mean to make an album that only I like, promote it to everyone who likes my super-commercial videos (I mean come on, I’ve mostly made covers of the most popular songs in the world), and see them get really disappointed because I only make “advanced crap”.
    No, actually I’ve tried to limit my crazy self with every single song on the album, except maybe for the last one. Trying to think “okay, let’s not get carried away with the experimental things, remember that it needs memorable melodies to make anyone else like it”. I believe that’s a good thing though, because I’ve feel that I’ve created “accessible progressive rock”, which has basically not been done before. And I really like most of the songs!

    Thanks though!

    July: Is love all about the looks though? ;) No, but she’s really nice, but I’m not in love with her.

  • Alexis said:

    I guess you’re right.. As long as you’re personally satisfied with the result, balance is a good thing))

  • July said:

    Friendship is often better than love… Don’t lose this friend!

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    July: We have different opinions then. :) I have more friends than I need. I want to find love.

  • July said:

    You will. I believe =)

  • Clamb said:

    I understand what you mean when you say that you need to try and please people if you want to be a musician, but that shouldn’t be your goal. The way I see it, a good musician needs to be a bit selfish. Before you make sure anyone else likes it, make sure you like it and have fun doing it. Your main focus should be on having a good time making your music and writing songs you like, then you can try to appeal to other people.

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Clamb: It’s always fun to compose though, whatever style of music it is. :) And it depends on what you mean by “selfish”. Okay, I realize that you mean “your inner musician should be the most selfish”, but by just “selfish”, you could really say that being able to make a living on music is most important/selfish thing, don’t you think?

  • Wildflower said:

    This song is one of my favorites. :-) Greets from Germany!

  • Simone Marra said:

    I loved it , very very much!

  • Mario-WL said:

    She looks so beautiful and i really love this song :’)

  • tom said:

    How can this be ur least popular song?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • Anarella said:

    Fredde, as a professional musician you always will have to make concessions …even if it is to succeed or even to sell. However, in my opinion, as a musician will only be successful doing what you really love, from the heart. And if what you have within your heart and needs to put out is really good, you will make sucess the same way! I think you’re an extremely talented musician, charismatic and concerned about your fans, and your original songs, less “commercial” are very good. My favorite is “The Wayfarer”, I want to hear the extended version!
    Anyway, I have many musician friends, so I understand what a musician’s life is like! Keep doing your great work, and remember that the person who should be happier with it is you! ;)
    Kisses from Brazil

  • Joey Nelson said:

    You should do a metal version of this.
    Its an awesome song and everytime I hear it for some reason I always expect more electric guitar.

    BTW, I’m absolutely buying the album once its out

  • Christian said:

    Tjena Fredde.
    Har lyssnat mycket på din musik nu, det var ju såklart dina medleyn som fick mig att hitta dina verk, smart drag där.

    Är musiker själv och jag bara älskar dina annorlunda tonartsbyten och ackordgångar, de ger en väldigt speciell feeling på låtarna som jag gillar skarpt.

    Denna låten har du lyckats riktigt bra med, du har fångat den lite sorgsna känslan i musiken som texter på sätt och vis förmedlar, och fått riktigt tryck på det med ett tungt riff samt trummor i bakgrunden, riktigt bra jobbat. Tycker inte alls att du ska känna dig på något sätt missnöjd med den här låten.

    Vill fåtag i din skiva, bor dock i Spanien så jag vet inte riktigt hur jag ska lösa det, kanske kan fixa någon som kan svänga in i Gävle och köpa den där, då jag kommer från trakten själv.

    Din musik är otroligt speciell, snygg progg som blir väldigt känslomässig med de speciella ackord du kör, fortsätt med det! och ett stort tack för dina medleyn, framför allt cartoon-theme medleyt, det väckte många gamla minnen som man har.

    Take care som man säger!
    //Christian

  • Barbara said:

    hmmm… not my normal cup of tea, but I like it. You have a very Tyson Ritter-ish voice. The singer of All American Rejects FYI.
    On the whole love/friendship thing, I feel ya. People always say love sometimes comes from friendship, but to me that’s a very different type of love. Love is supposed to be a spark, ya know?
    By the way, don’t ever try to convince yourself your in love with a friend just because it seems like you should be :( It never works out and someone ends up heartbroken. Spoken from experience.
    Anyway, if you read my previous comment before this, yes, yes I am still procrastinating :/

  • Ali5a said:

    I really don’t like Twilights (except the parodys.. :D), but this was awesome. Really. <3

  • Karol said:

    you like vampires?

  • FreddeGredde (author) said:

    Karol: Hmmm.. It’s not exactly my favorite or anything. Some things related to vampires can be good. I didn’t write the lyrics though, mind you!

  • Sarah said:

    When you taste something new and slightly odd, and don’t know what to make of it, but you know you like it. That was my experience listening to your vocals and arrangements.

    I’d almost call it an acquired taste, but since I liked it initially, and I only seem to like it more with time; Your style is more akin to a wine that grows more precious with age.

    I hope you keep pursuing music! You have great talent for it!

  • Maggie said:

    Hi. I have known about you for a year I think and i’ve always loved your music. Im glad I listened to Queen on YouTube cuz they brought me to you. Anyways…what Ive noticed about you is that you are trying to find your true love, I think you are so cool for that. Fan girls will probably be jealous :) haha but I think you are super cool for trying to find the right person. Im trying to save up money to buy one of your cds so my mom can order it for me. (im 13) I WILL GET ONE!!!someday:) I really hope you find the right person and hope you make more music. From your American fan:love maggie. (Felt like making thi slike a letter thing)bye

  • tears said:

    is nice, i like it

  • Michelle said:

    I touch base with your site just once in a while as I don’t have a lot of time on my hands and always seem to loose track of it when I do come by. I am not into vampires at all but I think you did a wonderful job with this song. I enjoyed it despite the subject matter (lol) Please don’t ever stop what you are doing as you are very talented. Besides there are a lot of us out here who enjoy the “unusual” :o)

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