Case Study: "Little Sister" - Queens Of The Stone Age

Case Study: "Little Sister" - Queens Of The Stone Age

In the video below, I take you through my case study of the song "Little Sister" by Queens Of The Stone Age. I am performing this case study with the purpose of furthering my knowledge of music production, aiding my skills as an audio engineer.  You can check out the song in the video at the bottom of the page.


 

Song Info

Track Name: Little Sister

Artist: Queens Of The Stone Age

Album: Lullabys To Paralyze

Release: 2004

Producer: Joe Barresi

Composition

  • Key Signature: B Major (Dorian Mode)

  • Time Signature: 4/4

  • Tempo: Varies between Approx. 150-170 BPM

  • Length: 2 min 54 sec

  • Bar Count: 133

 

Lyrics

 

Verse 1

Hey, sister, why you all alone?

I'm standing out your window

Hey, little sister, can I come inside, dear?

I wanna show you all my love

I wanna be the only one

I know you like nobody ever, baby

Chorus (X2)

Little sister, can't you find another way?

No more living life behind a shadow

Verse 2

You whisper secrets in my ear

Slowly dancing cheek to cheek 

It's such a sweet thing when you open up, baby

They say I'll only do you wrong

We come together 'cause i understand

Just who you really are, baby

Chorus (X2)

Little sister, can't you find another way?

No more living life behind a shadow

 

 



 Queens Of The Stone Age

Queens Of The Stone Age


References

Tingen, P. (2005). Recording Queens Of The Stone Age. Retrieved April 27th from, http://www.soundonsound.com/techniques/recording-queens-stone-age

Moxey, J. A Guide To Song Forms - Song Form Overview. Retrieved April 27th from, http://www.songstuff.com/song-writing/article/song-form-overview/

Queens Of The Stone Age Lyrics (2005). Retrieved April 27th from, http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/queensofthestoneage/littlesister.html

AshBallAudio (2017). Case Study - Little Sister, QOTSA [Video File]. Retrieved May 2nd from, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT8xjMP8O_M&feature=youtu.be

QueensStoneAgeVEVO (2009, October 6th). Queens Of The Stone Age - Little Sister [Video File]. Retrieved April 27th from, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGRqnNEOpe0

Klemen Finkšt. (2011, August 11th). Elvis Presley - Little Sister (Best Studio Quality) [Video File]. Retrieved  April 27th from, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSGGmOf_zdU

Little Sister Album Art [Image]. Retrieved April 27th from, https://images.genius.com/65b8f9944da7784dcad0ecf02170dd44.598x600x1.jpg

Jam Block [Image]. Retrieved April 27th from, https://media.sweetwater.com/images/items/750/LP1205-large.jpg?ff5d9aedb5

Queens Of The Stone Age [Image]. Retrieved April 27th from, http://www.metalinjection.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/queens_of_the_stone_age_01.jpg

Pro Tools 12 [Image] (2015). Avid. Retrieved April 27th.