I wasn't in the mood to make this style or vibe.
But the sounds that I landed on when browsing and previewing my VSTs always dictate what I do. And the pad used for the chords that I put down put me in the mood for this kind of synthwave.
Different chord progression attempt here than what I usually go for. I ended up liking it when I started layering.
Simple drum programming using period and genre appropriate sounds.
Noodled around with some melody lines until I landed on the main riff you hear toward the end, and made that the focus of the second part of the song, and just giving that riff once during the first part and kinda making you forget about it by doing some other little lead lines.
Threw in multiple kinds of mellotrons for the vamp, mirroring the main melody as well as a little triplet hit that kinda plays throughout, and just kept building that section.
Some day, I'll make a proper intro and outro for this one.
Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.