Steve Kirk Talks Farmville Tune

Tue, Jun 15, 2010

FarmVille, Frisky Misc, Social

Neil Vidyarthi of Social Times recently had the pleasure of meeting the man who wrote the Farmville song: Steve Kirk.  If you are (or were) an avid farmer, you’re most likely very familiar with the Farmville tune. I can hear the lazy, relaxing guitar in my head right now.

When asked about the inspiration for the song, Kirk answered, “The FarmVille Theme was written in June of 2009. We wanted the piece to have as broad an appeal as possible- a “down-home” atmosphere but not too country. So there are no banjos or fiddles, but a simple two guitars, piano and upright bass instrumentation, with the electric guitar carrying the melody. We settled on a style that hints at Chet Atkins and Randy Newman- an older style of American music that is somewhat contry-ish and blues-ish in flavor.”

Considering that the man only had 30 seconds to create a memorable country tune, I’d say it’s pretty darn good (almost as good as the wild Pokemon music which I still hear in moments of silence). Click here for more on the interview. Click here for more on Steve Kirk.

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