Today you can personalize just about anything. And people love to personalize. Many share detail after detail of their personal lives on their Facebook and Twitter pages. Consequently, many people read and respond to these posts. Now, you can even have your own personal song written just for you.
If you are obsessed with updating your Facebook status, tweeting everything you do, you’ll likely love “Track Me,” a new social-musical experiment. “Track Me” was developed by the people of Riot !n Paris. This band consists of Pete Armour and “hip-hop head” Mercy, both from Brooklyn. The band will reportedly take the next month and write a series of songs dedicated to complete strangers. “Anyone interested enough to allow their digital selves to be thoroughly inspected, and interesting enough to sufficiently impress the group, is about to get a new theme song.”
The group, when questioned about their new idea, shared that “With all the stuff people post, tweet and put out in the Google-sphere, there is enough material to write a whole song for each of them. So we thought, why not do that?” It is true if you really think about it. People post things on social media sites that are so in-depth, you feel like you know every detail of their life. (And you very well may).
The group has secured the help of Leif Abraham and Christian Behrendt, creative directors at digital agency R/GA. For fans interested in getting a song written about them, all they have to do is log onto the Riot !n Paris website and click “Track Me.” This will give the band consent to take a look at prospective “muses” across the world.
“Anyone whose timeline isn’t filled with pictures of home-prepared meals will get a new song shortly thereafter.”
So, if you want to get “tracked,” visit http://www.riottrackme.com/ and the group will “check out your social media profiles to learn everything about you, write a personalized song based solely off your online social self, and hit the studio, record your track, and drop it online. Just for you and seven billion other people.”
For those who are chosen for songs, hopefully it won’t go to their heads.
Lindsey Miller is a lively free-spirit who loves to go out and experience life and then write about it. She takes photographs frequently, listens to music constantly, and bikes aimless hours around Philadelphia—sometimes all at the same time. Lindsey is truly fascinated by human beings and the relationships they have with one another. All she really wants to do is travel the world… and write about it.