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Create A Day

One creative project every day for a year


Day 275: Pumped Up Kicks

Posted by annagrace under Days 201-300

For this project I searched around one of my favorite uke chords/tabs blogs, Ukulele Hunt, for something new to try. When I saw Foster the People’s Pumped Up Kicks, I knew I had to do it because it’s just so darn catchy! And the song has a super light-hearted feel to it, but if you pay attention to the lyrics, that’s not necessarily the case, and I love that juxtaposition!

My version of it is a much more simplified take of it. I just started by recording the chords on the ukulele and looping it to fit the song. Then I recorded myself singing and the little riff on the uke at the same time. I sort of jacked up the words at the end and kept saying “outrun my bullet” instead of “faster than my bullet,” but I only wanted to do one take because I’m still not feeling very good. :(

Pumped Up Kicks

All things considered, I think it turned out pretty good! I’ll definitely have the chorus stuck in my head for a few days though!

I also wanted to post a pic of today’s juice I made, because it was such an interesting color! Like yesterday, here’s before and after stirring it up.

This juice had a handful of carrots, three handfuls of spinach, about few sprigs of cilantro, 2 small fiji apples, a third of a cucumber and half a mango! It was super tasty and the cilantro gave it a nice zing without killing my throat!

Anna Grace