‘Electric Cars’ – some thoughts from Vic Bailey

“Whilst writing this song, I realised the instrumental ‘feel’ had to have a hard, compelling edge. All the instruments are played by Greg Young, who’s heard to great effect on it. He also produced, mixed and arranged ‘Electric Cars’.

I wanted Star McAdam, as I call him, to have a slightly distant robotic tinge to his voice – to blend in with what was happening instrumentally.

Initial recording for ‘Electric Cars’ began in August 2008, and it was mastered in late 2010, so it was not an ‘overnight effort’.

As previously mentioned, I was conscious when working on the lyrics to recognise and reinforce the fact that electric cars are here, not a sci-fi ‘pipe dream’ – although I do concede that to many people, at this time, they are just that.

Turning to the characters in the music video – It seemed important to me when deciding on the idea of a third crew member for Andromeda 2085 that she would possess both strength and sensuality (a good example being the actor Diana Rigg as Emma Peel in ‘The Avengers’ TV series from the 1960’s). Initially though, there were only two characters, male aliens, then along came the idea of a third female alien which improved things markedly in visual terms.”

Andromeda 2085 music video – the crew:
Star McAdam (Vocals)
Carbonella (Syn Vocals)
The Alien (Support)

I like to think of Andromeda 2085 as a group of benign aliens, coming to Earth to tell us to … look to the road that does lie ahead.

Welcome to the world of …  Andromeda 2085


 

Update (2020)

“Since ‘Electric Cars’ was released it’s certainly evident that EV’s are meant to take us on a very different road. They are here, and many more are coming!”

Vic Bailey

 

Continue to explore this world on:

Voyage 1

Voyage 2

Voyage 4

 

 

‘Electric Cars’ – some thoughts from Vic Bailey

“Whilst writing this song, I realised the instrumental ‘feel’ had to have a hard, compelling edge. All the instruments are played by Greg Young, who’s heard to great effect on it. He also produced, mixed and arranged ‘Electric Cars’.

I wanted Star McAdam, as I call him, to have a slightly distant robotic tinge to his voice – to blend in with what was happening instrumentally.

Initial recording for ‘Electric Cars’ began in August 2008, and it was mastered in late 2010, so it was not an ‘overnight effort’.

As previously mentioned, I was conscious when working on the lyrics to recognise and reinforce the fact that electric cars are here, not a sci-fi ‘pipe dream’ – although I do concede that to many people, at this time, they are just that.

Turning to the characters in the music video – It seemed important to me when deciding on the idea of a third crew member for Andromeda 2085 that she would possess both strength and sensuality (a good example being the actor Diana Rigg as Emma Peel in ‘The Avengers’ TV series from the 1960’s). Initially though, there were only two characters, male aliens, then along came the idea of a third female alien which improved things markedly in visual terms.”

Andromeda 2085 music video – the crew:
Star McAdam (Vocals)
Carbonella (Syn Vocals)
The Alien (Support)

I like to think of Andromeda 2085 as a group of benign aliens, coming to Earth to tell us to … look to the road that does lie ahead.

Welcome to the world of …  Andromeda 2085


 

Update (2020)

“Since ‘Electric Cars’ was released it’s certainly evident that EV’s are meant to take us on a very different road. They are here, and many more are coming!”

Vic Bailey

 

Continue to explore this world on:

Voyage 1

Voyage 2

Voyage 4