Composer and music director Jakub Lubowicz describes his work on the music of The PILOTS, and talks about recording a single:
“First, we recorded the duet song by our two protagonists, Jan and Nina, entitled “Nie obiecuj nic” [Don’t Promise Anything]. It is a very emotional, musical-appropriate song based on melodic phrases; a song whose melody should uplift and seduce the listener at the same time. It is arranged for a traditional orchestra with a string section, woodwind section, and brass section; it also includes the harp and timpani. Combined with a modern rhythm section and a leading grand piano, it gave us the result that we wanted to achieve—reflecting the atmosphere that arose in our imagination a while ago when we were composing this piece. Everything begins calmly and builds up until a very dynamic and complex finale that literally lifts the vocalists up into the clouds.
Composing songs for this project has given us a great deal of satisfaction. I speak in the plural because I composed the music to this performance with my brother—David. We have more than 30 scenes that include various motifs, not only vocal, but also purely instrumental, illustrative, and this duet’s motif returns several times in various arrangements—I hope that they are surprising and non-obvious.
I am in a comfortable situation with this show, because not only am I the composer, but also the music director—that is, I can direct all songs and the entire music layer from the beginning to end, just how I imagined them in the first place.”