it has been 20 years since Enigma’s first album was released… Up until now we have enjoyed our fans’ support, devotion and appreciation. We must say that we never expected this journey to turn so great. But life proved, yet again, that dreams become reality when you put your heart and mind into something and really “push the limits”.
Therefore we would like to thank everyone that ever acquired an Enigma album, listened to our songs, expressed appreciation of our music or enjoyed this musical experiment in any other way. You are the major success factor behind these 20 years of Enigma in the global music arena. We love you for that!
On the eve of this anniversary, we sat down and tried to think of a way to commemorate it in a manner that will involve everyone – You (the fan), Us (the Enigma Team and in particular Michael Cretu) and everyone else that wants to be part of the celebration.
How can we give back something that allowed us making music for such a long time? Well, we think that it’s time to let you be part of what made us so happy and still does: Creating songs. And this is why we want to create a song with you!
How? We have set up this small website that will be the center of the song creation process along with our other social networks channels. Michael will take the same approach in the song production that he usually does and you will have a chance to input or voice out your preferences along the way. That’s why we call it the “Social Song”.
The whole process will involve 3 steps:
Stage 1: Your Voice - We are looking for vocal talents in the first step. Everyone that sings (or knows a friend that sings) and has an original track will have the unique chance to submit a video with his/her voice. Don’t worry: You don’t have to be an advanced composer or lyric writer. It’s more than enough, if you can jam a little bit. Consider your voice more as a sound – this is Enigma’s philosophy. So, don’t be too shy… It’s the originality that matters. Then it is up to you only to decide, which “voice sound” possesses the potential to be the lead vocal of Enigmaʼs “Social Song”. Vote on the submissions and choose your favorite vocal track (not the singer itself) – the starting point for everything that follows. Based on your choice Michael is creating three different musical versions around the winner vocal take.
Stage 2: Your Track - Again it’s your turn: You decide, which version you like the most. The overall voting result identifies the basic demo, but we want your input on the music as well. You don’t have to be a musician, just let us know, which lead instrument you want us to include in the track. Michael will go creative on your favorite sound and work on the final mix.
Stage 3: Our Mix - In this last stage it’s all about the final mix: Your Vocal. Your Track. Our Mix. We will be releasing Enigma’s “Social Song” that you can download and listen to any time and any place you want. This song will be accompanied by a user-generated cover, video and an interactive booklet, where every vocal submitter, voter and co-creator of the song that stated his/her will is listed.
In the meantime and after we have created OUR song, you can always visit our channels at Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, iTunes’ Ping and YouTube – place a question, share experience and socialize with fans & friends. Let’s create a song to remember!