A 15-year-old student from Pottstown High School is making waves in the music world. Colin Plank’s composition “Get Lost,” is a jazzy ensemble of layers of instruments that is now available for bands all over the globe to purchase and perform, writes Wakisha Bailey for CBS Philadelphia.
Music was always an imperative part of Plank’s life. He received his first drum set as a child and joined band in middle school. Now, the virtuoso can play the drums and piano, which consequently, was how inspiration struck for his new single.
“I was working on what’s called a blue scale in my piano lesson,” Plank said, “and my teacher told me to play these four notes left hand.”
He began composing on music software, and then approached his music instructor Katie German. The two collaborated on refining the composition until it evolved into the finished masterpiece.
The composition is published on Excelcia Music Publishing.
“The song was kind of created by a student to be played by a student,” Colin said. “Everyone that soloed on that song, they all wrote their own solos. In the end, it got published. I just want them to jam out.”
Read more about the exceptional talent of the Pottstown High School composer on CBS Philadelphia.
Listen to “Get Lost” by Colin M. Plank.