Falling by Angelo Badalamenti arranged for and performed on solo piano by Sally Whitwell (me!). Featured on the album The Good, the Bad and the Awkward.
Following my “least popular track“ post, I thought I’d do a “most popular track” post! Compare and contrast, if you will ;)
Originally, this piece was the theme from the television series Twin Peaks, directed by David Lynch. A sung version was also recorded by Julee Cruise.
Here’s some words on it, an excerpt from the album’s digital booklet;
Disturbing neighbours is something from which director David Lynch has formed an entire career. There is very little that is as disturbing as pleasant looking people in average suburban neighbourhoods being subjected to incredibly disturbing things behind closed doors. One of these pleasant neighbourhoods would be the small fictional Washington State town of Twin Peaks where young, beautiful, popular Laura Palmer was slain by her own father Leland Palmer possessed by the evil killer BOB. Lynch’s typical juxtaposition of horrific occurrences in pleasant surrounds is for me the key to its success. Add onto this Angelo Badalamenti’s misty floating score, including a version of the originally instrumental theme Falling sung by the cute-as-pie Julee Cruise and you’ve got yourself a beautiful sugary pink bubble just waiting to be burst by terrifying demonic tragedy.