I got really inspired to create this type of song after finishing the short BBC doc series "How Music Works" by Howard Goodall (which I highly recommend!) There are four episodes: Melody, Rhythm, Harmony, and Bass. The first 3 subjects made sense, but why a separate episode on bass?
I've always loved bass, but this episode gave me a a fresh look at how bass is used, and the potential it holds in music creation. I think it is most common for composers and songwriters to start with a chord progression and/or melody, and bass is an afterthought to support the music. In contrast, there are a few songs that come to mind that fully explore the potential of the bass - the chords are harmonized to the movement of the bass instead of the other way around.
Bach - "Air on G String"
Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade of Pale"
Tame Impala - "It's Not Meant to Be"
In order to write a song like these you really have to know how music works. Check out the doc and let me know what you think! Also, make sure to wear headphones while listening to these songs to get the full effect!