Here are a few things I love about this song:
-Harmonies. I'm a sucker for good vocal harmony. You've done very well in this area with all of your songs.
-The atmosphere of the song. It's very touching.
-Melody. Very catchy.
Also, I'm sorry about your loss.
Thanks for posting this song.
This is flawless
Do you have any albums out yet? Please don't tell me this is your only avenue for music distribution... Not to say this is a bad one but you deserve more recognition. This is a masterpiece.
Thanks for submitting.
Just my style...
I love the chord progression - especially right at the start. It sounds really nice and works very well.
I don't think you're taking this seriously...
Why do you post this sorry excuse for a song?
This song is complete and every section works well together. Very original.
There are a few reasons I gave it a 7/10:
-I'm not a big fan of the instruments used throughout the song. The starting synth sounds very dry and, to be honest, a little annoying. It at least needs a little bit of effect such as reverb and/or some very subtle delay. The drums sound very thin for a song that is meant to rock the boombox. There needs to be a little more substance. The clap doesn't work very well at all. I suggest some really thick, over compressed sounding drum samples.
-The guitar sounds nice and fits the song well.
-The mix sounds like it needs a bit of work. Some instruments are too high and some are too low. The voices need a little more presence as I find they take a back seat to the instruments. Perhaps the chorus needs some more overdubbing to really give the vocals an in your face feel. Just record a couple takes of the same vocal melody and layer them over top each other.
-I do like the strings. They sound good and compliment the other melodies. They could stand to have some effects or something. Maybe give them a really wide. stereo feel - the stereo enhancer from FL Studio does a wonderful job with this (there's a preset for strings).
Anyway, Overall, it's not a bad song at all. The lyrics are catchy and so is the melody. The song is just lacking a bit of presence.
Hope this review was OK. Take it for whatever it's worth.
Thanks for your in depth review! As far as the instruments go, I spent a while experimenting with different instruments to figure out what would sound best and I personally like the instruments I chose, but thats just personal opinion. I used the clav for the main melody so it had a video game-type feel to it. As far as drums go, I made this the first time playing with FL Studio so I didn't know where the drum options were so I used what I could find. You mentioned effects..at the time I had no idea how to add effects in FL Studio. With the mix, yeah I know I'm not amazing at mixing songs and I mix everything in iPod headphones (I can't afford monitors and I imagine most people will listen to this on their iPod). With the vocals..again, you're probably right, I'm just not very good. I'm glad you like the strings, though again, I don't know how to add any effects in FL Studio. Overall, I'm glad you like the song, and thanks again for the in-depth review =P
Point well made..
Very, well made.
I can't get over it...
Every single ****ing song I've listened to puts me to tears or makes me want to jump for joy or ... I don't even know. Sorry for the language but I feel so strongly about this. It's one of those opportunities to hear something by someone and just know they were destined to write music. You've got the mind of an 18th century composer.
FOR EVERYONE READING THIS REVIEW: This artist (Nathan Pinard) is easily the greatest artist I've ever heard in my life. Every single song is packed with emotion and is written incredibly well. Please, please, please listen to every song you can and be blessed.
Thanks for you comments, although I would not call myself the greatest artist. I still have learning to do.
I seriously can't get over your talent. It sounds SO PROFESSIONAL. Thanks for submitting this piece.
Glad you enjoyed it.
Well, I think the song starts pretty well. Unfortunately it goes downhill from there.
Here are the aspects I like:
-The main piano line is catchy and it sounds like one of those moments where a main character would be thinking up a great idea then putting it into action.
-The second drum loop starting at 1:20 is fantastic. It's up-beat and tight.
-There are some areas where the strings are quite nice. For example, starting at 0:33. They could stand to be turned down a little as they're too much in the foreground. In fact, I have no problems with the strings from then on. They work well with the song.
-The second piano riff at 1:02 is great. Catchy and it really comes alive when the drums come in.
Here are some constructive critiques:
- I think the first drum loop starting at would be really nice without the cowbell. The beat itself is nice and even the congos (bongos...whichever) add a nice element. The cowbell sounds very digital and I'm not fond of the rhythm.
-I'm assuming that the song speeds up at around 0:57 due to the story line so I won't comment there.
-For the second drums loop, it's absolutely ruined by the cowbell and congos/bongos. Very distracting and there's too much commotion.
-A lot of your instruments with exception to the drums need to have some effects on them to give the song some depth. Reverb, delay, stereo enhancing, and panning go a long way when used properly and they can really give your song not only a more naturalistic feel but also a big sense of depth and layers.
Anyway, that's it from me. I hope that wasn't too bad. I find you're on the right track and you have some wonderful ideas. Take this critique for whatever it's worth.
Thanks, i did not take this seriously. I really appreciate the critique.
This song is great. Short and sweet.
I find it's very difficult to get 2 picking parts to sound well together and not too cluttered. Not to mention the slaps and whatnot really add an acoustic AND almost a bit of a Spanish feel.
Thanks for the post.
Thank you :]
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