So, I was checking out Chiptune songs, and I was thinking....Wouldn't it be logical for a popular band to collaborate with an established video game composer? Say, Coldplay writing a song Koji Kondo ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koji_Kondo ) or something. I say Coldplay, because they're popular enough to have the clout to grab any video game composer, and they seem to have enough talent to wortk with them to make something good.
It'd probably be popular, too. I mean Kondo could make something with a SNES or N64 soundboard or whatever it is...And it'd probably chart pretty well, when collaborating with a band like Coldplay.
Wouldn't that be something else? A chiptune-ish song that not only sounds great, but you'd hear it on Top 40 radio?
I don't know how it'd work out...maybe a repeating riff that Kondo makes, and he'd gently modify it as the song plays, with the band playing around it.
An example of what I'm talking about would be Clocks:
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d020hcWA_Wg ), but rather have a piano playing, imagine a typical catchy as hell Nintendo melody, done from the SNES or N64 soundcard thing. I'm saying SNES/N64 because I'm wanting it to have an old school sound to it. It'd resonate with the people too, since people would get nostalgic when listening to it. It'd be great.
That'd be cool, right? Anybody have any ideas for how a song like that could work? Any ideas for how a video game influenced song would work out. It needs to be different from dance pop, too. I bring up dance pop, because when you incorporate catchy nintendo style music into popular music, it may result in a typical dance pop sounding song...So it has to have that catchy nintendo feel, but needs to be unique in how it's implemented.
Anybody willing to help me by giving me some ideas