Matt Donner is back with another one of his signature theory and arrangement breakdowns. This time, he analyses Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha’s hit, “In The Name Of Love”. In addition to pointing out the song’s key and chord progression, Matt touches on a topic a lot of you have requested: melody writing.
The vocal melodies, as well as the synth melodies, embody catchy and predictable patterns, without being too repetitive. Matt explains how Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha achieve this, while pointing out the notes they leverage.
He also covers other familiar concepts like relative modality (seen in the bridge), note pedaling (seen in the drop), chord inversions, and the song arrangement format. This is a must-watch for fans of the song, as well as music theory enthusiasts.