I can tell you right now there is way too much de essing on my voice making it hard to understand best of the best beautifullest etc. I here beth of the beth, netht guestht. In my opinion when all the critical rhymes feature s’s, over de essing is bad. The volume level on the vocals, however, is good.
I also think the wind hiss sound is being de essed also, which is 75% of the sound.
It just sounds like the synths, the piano especially, and the vocals are being over compressed and suffering a critical loss of brightness and character.
The drums are OK but the shakers and cymbals are missing high end.
Stan’s vocal sounds good to me, I don’t hear any problem over two listens. It is possible a little reverb on de essed copy track could be added, but I’m liking as is.
Lastly, on the female choir, when it hits full volume, gets a tad too loud at the peak at around 2:48-2:50 before it tapers off.
On the very positive side, I’m very much liking the new background with the theremin all the way to the choir ending. And the bass sounds great and sits in the mix very sweetly.