And There You Are

I asked claude.ai to describe this song 🤣

These lyrics seem to be using vivid natural imagery of trees and their growth rings as a metaphor for an enduring romantic love and relationship.
The opening lines describing "majestic trees" ascending serenely and swaying gently paint a peaceful, natural scene. The narrator refers to recalling or reminiscing about a specific place and day, suggesting memories of when this love began.
The repeated lines "and there you are" imply that when the narrator slips into this reverie or dream state, their romantic partner is metaphorically present with them in spirit.
The lines about "golden rings" representing "our love for eternity" use the visual of growth rings inside tree trunks as symbolic of each year their love has grown and endured. Their "branches interlace and radiate" much like their lives intertwining.
Towards the end, the narrator refers to singing this "song" to their partner when they first met, indicating the lyrics are expressing an intimate message between two lovers across time.
The overall imagery and tone suggest these lyrics are a tender, poetic expression of an eternal, intertwined romantic love that has grown over many years, akin to the growth of a mighty tree. The power of memory and recollection allows the lovers to transcend time and space to be together.

You can stream or download this song at the usual places.

Old Dog New Tricks – Evicted

Welcome to beautiful Chiang Mai, Thailand. Today we are exploring an abandoned housing estate with quite a colorful history. Let's witness mother nature returning to claim back her land.

You can stream or download the original soundtrack by Secret Friend at the usual places.

Old Dog New Tricks – Azores

Come experience the breathtaking beauty of the Azores Islands in this captivating short film. Journey through the lush green landscapes, dramatic volcanic calderas, and windy coastal vistas that make the Azores a paradise in the middle of the Atlantic. This immersive visual exploration of the islands' unique natural beauty, featuring a soundtrack by Secret Friend, captures the essence of the Azores in a way that words simply cannot. You can also stream or download the soundtrack at the usual places.

Mediatation 2

You are welcome to use or remix this music for your own project, just include the following attribution:

Music by Secret Friend: https://secretfriendmusic.com/mediatation2

You can download a lossless WAV version here.

This is another in my series of free Creative Commons licensed songs, suitable for vlogging, cosplay pet videos, travel videos, and mobile phone repair videos. To find out when new tracks are released you can follow our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or subscribe to our newsletter.

Mediatation 1

You are welcome to use or remix this music for your own project, just include the following attribution:

Music by Secret Friend: https://secretfriendmusic.com/mediatation1

You can download a lossless WAV version here.

This is another in my series of free Creative Commons licensed songs, suitable for vlogging, backrooms lore, travel videos, and dog sledding videos. To find out when new tracks are released you can follow our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or subscribe to our newsletter.

Old Dog New Tricks – Taipei Lantern Festival

Here's a quick one I did for Old Dog New Tricks. I recently spent an evening in Taipei shooting some footage at the annual Lantern Festival with my new iPhone 14. I left the camera on default settings, deliberately moved the camera around a lot, didn't focus, and basically tried my best to be sloppy.

Next step was to render the footage using the img2img function of Stable Diffusion, an AI image generator. This was my first time using the software, so as part of the attempt to learn how to use it I tried to break it by cranking up the settings too high and too low. But eventually I got some fun results. Then I edited the video together using Final Cut, combining the live footage with the AI footage.

Final step was I composed the music to reflect the fast-paced, jittery, exhilarating feeling of the video.

This one of those technologies which is moving so quickly that it will look extremely outdated in a year, probably already in fact. So enjoy it while it's still kinda novel.

Besides YouTube, you can stream or download the music at the usual places.

Old Dog New Tricks – Türkiye

Back again with another installment of my YouTube series, "Old Dog New Tricks". This time we're headed to Türkiye (the country formerly known as Turkey). From the radiant turquoise Mediterranean coast, to ancient ruins, and spectacular natural beauty, I only scratched the surface of this amazing country. I definitely hope to get a chance to return and see more. The soundtrack consists of six brand new Secret Friend songs. Besides YouTube, you can stream or download the music at the usual places.

Old Dog New Tricks – Iceland

This is the next installment of my YouTube series, "Old Dog New Tricks". This time featuring a two-week road-trip exploring the spectacular beauty of Iceland, all condensed down to just eight rapid-fire minutes. The soundtrack consists of one brand new (and quite long) Secret Friend song. If you just want to listen to the music for some reason, you can stream or download this soundtrack at the usual places.