"These Quiet Sounds" is a phrase that came to me late one night while I was listening to a song called, "Gravity" (Coldplay version). For some reason, that particular night, I really started to appreciate all of the subtle pads and tones that were tucked away in the background of the composition (At 5:33 the main instruments peel away and reveal all of this great musical goodness). A lot of times it's the main vocal melodies or guitar riffs that I seem to focus on, but that night I was really digging all of the subtle sounds that were tucked away in the background. I couldn't stop thinking about how pivotal they really were to the success of the overall composition. From there, I sort of extrapolated this concept of "These Quiet Sounds" as a brand, that could maybe represent all of the people behind the scenes that make this world go round, but don't get noticed often. I'm sort of just trying to pay homage to those "quiet" people out there who have been struggling for a long time and still don't COMPLAIN! An homage to the people behind the scenes who keep busting their asses. A voice for the unheard. A platform for those who we, at TQS, think deserve to be heard.
Submitted by: Fabian Manzano
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