Naughty Boy releases track made up of sampled coach sounds

Award-winning producer, Naughty Boy is better known for his work with Beyonce, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran but his latest project is equally interesting - he has created a 2hr 31-minute track that is made up of coach sounds.

The track, entitled 'via M40', has been created to announce that Trainline, an app that allows you to book train journeys, now does coach travel and it uses various sounds from in and around a coach on the app's most popular route - London Victoria to Birmingham.

From seat belts clicking and passenger chatter, to toilets flushing and the horn beeping, the otherwise-familiar coach noises have been slickly mixed to create the ultimate tune to keep passengers entertained for the full 151-minute journey.

Trainline has also released a behind the scenes video that documents the process from start to finish. The video shows Naughty Boy tirelessly working on the track – stopping at nothing in the pursuit of compiling the perfect set of sounds, before expertly mixing them in his Ealing studio.

Naughty Boy comments: “via M40 is one of the most outlandish, and creative, tracks I’ve ever worked on – it’s epic! Using a selection of familiar coach sounds, the finalised track has a great beat that everyone will genuinely love – and you’d never guess that I used the sound of the indicators and windscreen wipers for my inspiration. Check it out now on YouTube, I’m really pleased with the final results - trust me, it will have you dancing in the aisles!”

Jon Moore, Chief Product Officer at Trainline comments: “We’re so excited to be working with the talented Naughty Boy on this one of a kind track. We wanted to celebrate that Trainline now does coach travel with a treat for our customers – a fun, lively track perfect for any trip.”

Coach noises

  • The engine starting up, seat noises, driving vibrations and crowd chatter at the start of the track
  • The coach boot closing [0:25, 1:15]
  • Seatbelt’s clicking [0:58 - 2:45]
  • Curtains Velcro pealing [0:29]
  • Overhead compartment closing [0:32]
  • The coach reversing [7:27]
  • Toilet flush [2:44]
  • Suspension of the coach [1:30]
  • Switches at the dashboard [3:45]

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