- What is a interlude in albums?
- Why do albums have interlude?
- What is interlude in music?
- Whats the purpose of an interlude?
- What comes after an interlude?
- How do you do an interlude?
- What is an example of an interlude?
- Can an EP have an interlude?
- Why do artists make interludes?
- What are LPS in music?
We all know about interludes. They’re the little songs placed between the “real” songs on an album, the short morsels of sound that bridge the gap from one theme or mood to the next.
An interlude serves as a connection between two songs. The songs can stand on their own. Artists include interludes in albums to show the songs are thematically related and need an interlude to bridge them together in the greater whole.
In many popular songs, an interlude is an instrumental passage that comes between sections of lyrics in a song, like between a verse, the part of the lyrics that tell the story, and a chorus, the repeated passage that reinforces the song’s main idea. Literally, it’s breathing space between vocal passages.
An interlude, at its most basic definition, is “an intervening or interruptive period, space, or event.” Technically speaking, an interlude is meant to disrupt, to draw attention or to provide something else to focus on.
You probably know what a “prelude” is, and you probably know its close cousin, “interlude,” so you’re likely able to figure out that “postlude” is the something that comes after. “Pre-” (before), “inter-” (during), and “post-”(after) are all prefixes that set something into a specific time period.
Remember that an interlude is a departure from the song form. Should be short, interesting, and can stand alone as a phrase or two of its own. Do something clever in your chords to get back to the next section which is usually a chorus by this point of the tune.
A break in between your morning and afternoon work is an example of an interlude. An intermission between two acts of a play is an example of an interlude. Instrumental music played between the parts of a song, liturgy, play, etc.
Enhancing Your EP With More Then Just Songs Well, one way is to include more then just songs on your EP. Why not include a interlude some where between a couple of the tracks? It’s the small touches like these that will have your EP standing out from the crowd.
Today, interludes are most commonly employed as a pit stop, an opportunity to recalibrate and refocus our ears on the bigger picture. Artists have taken to using this space as a means of creating momentum and connecting thematic dots.
LP stands for ‘Long Play. Some will argue that an LP is longer than an album whilst others will argue that an LP is just an album. A good example for this is Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP2 in which it features 22 songs, much more than a traditional album, but it is still referred to as a studio album.