Hello how are you? :) delighted to be here in my first post, I am a graduate of Sound Engineering and I am currently studying modern harmony in a self-taught way, I have been able to understand the bases of harmony with the help of some books I bought. I also study songs and try to determine the key they are in so that I can understand harmony and melody.
A day ago I listened to the musical group Frou Frou and I loved the use of their arrangements and vocal melodies, there is a new song called "A new kind of love" and analyzing the melody I came to the first conclusion that it was in G# /Ab Locrian, this simply by determining the notes that the voice sang, as these also belong to several other scales, for example, F# Aeolian, or D Lydian, or A Major which would be the source scale, how can I know how they approach the harmony and melody? ie from A Ionian or D Lydian etc? the keyboards play at the beginning a C#m7 and F#m7 in cluster voicing and at the beginning of the verse the bass makes a progression from D E F# A and this makes me feel that the rest falls in D. Am I right?
I saw a page (Hook Theory) that mentioned that the song was in F# Aeolian but for some reason I don't feel the rest in F#,
That is why I approach you to know how I can interpret this and we can also talk about the harmony of this group which, in this song, there is a lot of use of clusters and a maintenance of chords that look good in the progression of the verse, for example the C# note that is present throughout the verse,
I look forward to your answers, thank you very much