When I was 12-13 years old , I created a playlist for a personal webcomic project I was working on. Because I didn’t have access to Spotify or any similar music apps, I used a crappy app that downloaded YouTube videos for playback outside the app/offline. The app is now long gone, and with it went all my playlists and history.
For the longest time, there’s been this one song that I’ve been searching for ever since it was wiped with the rest of my data. Sorry if the details are a little vague, but they are as follows:
* The song began with a music box that sounded something like . Following this sample, these rock guitars and drums would come in, almost abruptly. I believe that the music box melody might’ve been sampled further into the track, but the beginning part is the most memorable to me.
* The vocalist was female.
* As a young kid, I remembered the guitars in the song to have been a little overwhelming, if that’s anything? That might’ve just been a personal opinion, but I figured I’d add it either way.
* Keywords that I remember are paper and either butterflies or ballerinas. I can’t really remember if these words were in the lyrics, the album or the artist – sorry about that!
* For some reason, I associate the memory with the steampunk aesthetic; this, however, might be skewed by the theming of my webcomic at the time.
* The album art was a yellow-ish off-white, and appeared to have been hand-drawn. Maybe there was a paper texture to it?
* I don’t remember specifics about the art itself, but I know it was a sort of bird’s eye view perspective and contained something shaped like a spiral or a vortex. Maybe it was a spiralling bookcase? Please take this with a grain of salt.
Thanks for any help I barely use Reddit, so please let me know if I need to do anything else to get the post approved.
EDIT: Thank you for everyone’s suggestions! I haven’t been able to find it yet, as I’m suspecting that my memory isn’t the most reliable, but I’m extremely grateful for all the help.