Tom Holkenborg a.k.a. Junkie XL has called for another #NowScoreThis composing challenge. This time the task is to come up with a theme for a particular incarnation of Lara Croft.
I searched the internet for different looks and styles of Lara and this one I liked instantly. She’s surrounded by jungle-wilderness and looking tough but also very female and sexy. The scene is not dark, but adventurous, so I decided to go against the tide and compose not some tragic material, but a melodic theme for her. In the first half of the track the theme is played on top of a Lost World-kind of pattern, in which the root doesn’t change. In the second half the theme is repeated, carried by strings and fleshed out harmonically with some chord progressions that add substance to it.
I hope it’s enjoyable – it definitely was fun for me! Don’t forget to let me know what you think, here in the comments or on Twitter!