Off The Record – Magic Of The Music Video Special – Masterpiece Theatre, Marianas Trench

Last year, we launched a brand new set of articles called The Magic of The Music Video which looks at videos that have inspired me as a Video Editor. Well, I thought I would bring that article to life in more ways then one by celebrating certain albums that some of those singles have come off of. Why do this you ask? Well, you may know the songs but may of never actually listened to the albums so welcome to this section of this feature that will happen throughout the year.  In April we featured Marianas Trench so today we are looking at today at the album where Celebrity Status came from – Masterpiece Theatre

Beside You

This song is one of the slower tracks on the album and also explores different compositions for a song including a dramatic echoe style for the chorus to create the emotion. It is a track that is very unique on the album and it works really well in changing between the themes that each song focuses on. The lyrics creates romance with this wonderful backing track that reels you in.


This track has a real acoustic feel to it and opens with this upbeat sound that turns into a track that has a real nostalgic feel to it. The lyrics reflect on times before and takes you down memory lane, which the melodies and musical construction depict.

Sing Sing

This song is up tempo and really catchy that when you listen to it you do wonder why it was not a single but there was so many strong tracks on here you can understand why. The song starts with this really big, bold drum beat that automatically reels you in and makes you instantly tap your feet along with the music. It is a really great track with fun guitar melodies and lyrics that allow Josh to really use his voice in different and unique ways.

Masterpiece Theatre III

At the end of every Marianas Trench album there is a song that is sort of the finale track that combines all of the elements of the album and bring them altogether and it is one of the best things about them. Masterpiece Theatre III is dramatic, builds up slowly and then sort of goes very cinematic as it takes you through all the musical elements of the track. There are many parts of the track that are bold and exciting. It isn’t just one pace, it explores a lot of different sounds and it really does feel like you are swept through a journey with it.

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