Hearing Footsteps Above
The inspiration for this tune rose out of my reflections on Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, drawing comparison between the rooftops on which Runners operate to the unseen dimensions of our reality. Expanding on this notion, “Hearing Footsteps Above” is a call to look beyond ourselves, to widen our perspectives and recognise the struggles that permeate spiritual realms — metaphysical planes perceived only through Faith (this also being the name of the in-game protagonist).
The music of the Mirror’s Edge games has offered me solace over the years. It isn’t a genre familiar to me, but I felt compelled to echo its electronic vibes, and to craft something that sounds attached to that world. This effort also marks the first original composition I have completed in over a decade. Relief, thankfulness, and satisfaction accompany me as I realise that I can still make music, even venturing into a new style, while working with new software programs.
Of course, I had great help in the process. The crew at Crash Symphony Productions deserve much credit for their professionalism — Stewart, Bobo, James, and perhaps most importantly: Adam, the Hungarian electronic artist who played a key role in bringing the song to life. He, too, happens to be a fan of Mirror’s Edge and digs the musical influence.
Additionally, I must thank Esther for lending her sweet, pristine voice to the project. She used to lead music at The Chapel Sydney, but has since moved out of town. I shall cherish the short time we spent working and hanging out together.
At last, I proclaim praise and glory to God Most High who sits on his heavenly throne above, offering the gift of Faith for all truth seekers, giving us strength to run the race until the edge of time.
Hearing Footsteps Above
No fear of heights Running free, so alive Just open your eyes Look beyond the sky Hear every step we take with ears of Faith Upon the soles of our feet You'll find no dust from the streets As we follow glistening highways Into realms out of sight Hear every step we take with ears of Faith Let every heart rejoice with each new day I run and jump I break into the dead of night I dash and slide I race until the edge of time
- LEAD VOCALIST — Esther Lee
- BACKING VOCALIST — Borbála Bodonyi
- COMPOSER & LYRICIST — Ayk Iano
- ELECTRONIC ARRANGER — Adam Xycore
- RECORDING ENGINEERS — Stewart Havill / James Englund
- MIXING ENGINEER — Adam Xycore
- MASTERING ENGINEER — Martin Merenyi