Shades of Grey
Shades of Grey
Composition/Arrangement: Gareth Powell
Lyrics: Gareth Powell & Donna Grassie
Vocals: Donna Grassie
Producer: DJ Silver
Genre: HARD TRANCE
VJ: VJ GYO
First Music Game Appearance: DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2
Other Music Game Appearances:
The clouds up in the sky are several shades of grey I need to find the words you wanted me to say And even now the land is dark and overcast I'm dreaming of a brighter future Does it seem to you, I always take this tone Should I check for rain again? Are we all alone? Does it seem to you, I'm lost and starry eyed Should I keep on waiting here, looking for a bluer sky Looking for a bluer sky Looking for a bluer sky
Song Connections / Remixes
- Shades of Grey is one of the songs featured in the medley Xmix4 (Linear Momentum) from DanceDanceRevolution X.
- Shades of Grey appears as downloadable content for DanceDanceRevolution S+, in the DDR SuperNOVA 2 Pack.
- Shades of Grey is unlockable in beatmania IIDX INFINITAS from July 8th, 2020, after purchasing its charts with BITs.
Song Production Information
'Shades Of Grey' is supposed to be a very positive track, the lyrics and chord progression are supposed to be quite 'empowering' for the listener.
Donna has such a deep emotion in her voice and we wanted to create a track that contains as much of that uplifting 'happy hardcore' vibe as possible, whilst keeping the nature of the music itself and the production very much on a 21st century tip.
The piano is different to the usual hyper-fast patterns usually employed in music of this style, we wanted to show how musical hardcore can be without losing that 'ravey' edge and danceable lead line.
The harmony of trance-synths and vocals makes this song irresistible. This track has a deep evolving rhythm, and its piano break-down grabs the listener's heart as its tension propels them forward. Truly a work of art, there is no doubt that it will get everyone moving on the dance floor.
Video Production Information
Difficulty & Notecounts
beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12.
DanceDanceRevolution difficulty from 1 to 10 from DDRMAX2 to SuperNOVA2, and 1 to 20 from X onwards. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd.)
|Game||SP Difficulty||DP Difficulty|
|beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS||1||5||6||8||-||6||9||10||-|
|beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS→18 Resort Anthem||-||5||6||8||-||6||9||10||-|
|beatmania IIDX 15 DJ TROOPERS CS||1||5||6||8||-||6||9||10||-|
|beatmania IIDX INFINITAS||-||5||6||8||-||6||9||10||-|
|Notecounts / Freeze Arrows / Shock Arrows||59 / 0||132 / 5||223 / 6||255 / 6||- / - / -||127 / 5||204 / 6||251 / 6||- / - / -|
|DanceDanceRevolution A20 PLUS→Present||3||5||8||↓10||-||5||7||10||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution SuperNOVA2 CS JP||1||3||5||8||-||3||5||8||-|
|DanceDanceRevolution X CS US||2||4||7||9||-||4||6||9||-|