The Oscars just happened and there were as many pretty dresses on screen as bad Seth MacFarlane jokes, so this was a great time to debut the JCPenney Commercial for Pearl, Georgina Chapman’s diffusion line for JCP. Chapman is one half of fancy clothing company Marchesa (who dressed Olivia Munn last night) and from the looks of the ad, she’s trying to bring some sartorial whimsy into your life.
The music in the commercial is a custom job, according to JCP reps, called Harmony for Marchesa by Icelandic musician Ragnar Rosinkranz. But the song appears to be a rework of his track Harmony Called Me off of his 2009 album. The song sounds exactly like what it would be like to live inside a music box. Is that a glockenspiel I hear? Please say it is.
The only trouble I’m having with this commercial is making out the first word at the beginning of the song. I listened to it over and over until it all got very Shining-esque, but I’m just not getting it. Is it a name? I’m not sure. So I’m opening it up to you readers. Leave your ideas in comments. Best guess wins a lifetime supply of free commercials.
Mister I love you
Why must you love me?
You are the only one
In the room tonight
You take my breath away
The puzzle is solved everyone. The artist himself sent us a note:
Yes, that is Glockenspiel, mixed with toy piano…and some banjo etc..
Also, the mystery word: “Mister”… the song is a conversation between two lovers (Harmony and her love struck chap)
The commercial enters mid-conversation thus the mystery.
Thanks, Ragnar. Great song!