In the latest of a long string of projects with Merkley+Partners, Face The Music recently composed the soundtrack for a Mercedes-Benz spot starring tennis great Roger Federer. The :30, which began running on TV during the French Open (a :60 ran online only), features an earnest Federer serving tennis balls ever faster as the speed measurements appear on a nearby device. When his efforts top out at 135 miles per hour, the frustrated superstar glances at a white Mercedes-Benz parked nearby and inspiration hits. Soon, he is cruising through the desert at 197 miles per hour, the tennis ball riding shotgun in the high-powered convertible.

With a few days to deliver a unique finished piece, Face The Music worked closely with the agency and client to create the modern, aggressive and energetic music track that both desired. They approached the spot like a cue from a film, using sounds inherent in techno and electronic music, creating a dramatic setup that worked with Federer's intense serve, blending that into an aggressive piece of music to support the strength of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG as he took off across the open plain.

On the long-standing partnership with Merkley+Partners, Senior Producer Alex Kobak says, "FTM brings a lot of serious enthusiasm to their projects with us, and together we've been able to create some truly memorable music for Mercedes-Benz."

Client: Mercedes-Benz Spot Title: Super Service Agency: Merkley+Partners ECD: Andy Hirsch GCD(s): Scott Zacaroli, Chris Landi, Sakib Afridi AD: Sakib Afridi Copy: Scott Zacaroli Head of Production: Gary Grossman Senior Producer: Alex Kobak Prod Co: Bandito Bros. Director(s): Gentlemen DP: Vic Huber EP: Jeff Roher Producer: Wade Brandenberger Editorial Co: Beast Editor: Lukas Eskin EP: Elizabeth Krajewski Producer: Jennifer Greenfield Post/Effects Co: Company 3 Lead VFX/Inferno Artist: Tom McCullough EP: Angela Lupo Producer: Samantha Patalano Telecine Co: Company 3 Colorist: Tim Masick Music Co: Face The Music Audio Post Co: Sound Lounge Mixer: Tommy Juccarone Shoot Location: Dubai, UAE

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