The edit works tandem with the score, a glorious relationship that can raise the bar for any project. Austin Lane, i.d.e.a.’s creative director, wanted to create something unique that continued to drive the message home; Rob Riggle’s Mayorship is royal, opulent, and golden. Kevin Brough, a composer I’ve worked with on feature films, has the ability to compose and arrange in many different musical mediums but only had a short time to complete the project. After a short phone call Kevin quickly took to the task of creating music that embodied Riggle’s Mayoral platform.
“Rise of Riggle” had to portray royalty while “How to Mayor” needed to take us from the casino floor to a Jazzercise Club to the Mayor’s Suite. Luckily, Kevin is always quick to plot out a score and come up with rough ideas before sitting down at his piano, or guitar, or his stand-up bass and had rough outlines to us in a few days. Classically trained and experienced in many styles of music, Kevin was able to adapt to the demands of the fast-paced post process and cover a range of musical themes.
In the Rise of Riggle, the creative team at i.d.e.a. wanted a baroque sound, something that sounded of aristocracy but also gave room to the comedic dialogue. How to Mayor starts with some yacht rock by the lazy river, transitions to tranquil spa notes, cuts next to hypnotic German drum and bass, finally finished off with a piano concerto. None of this comes easy and Kevin rose to the challenge and totally crushed the assignment.