I finally figured it out that you added four bars up front, so my mix was out of sync!
I am playing it in sync now, and it fits much nicer. Now I can hear the bass and the extra drums, and the synth line with the auto harmony and that guitar hit at 14 secs is gone. In my mind we do not want to crowd the simple keyboard/guitar sound, but the bass is good.
The drums are not clashing, so that might be fine throughout, I’m not a great drum judge.
The effects on the vocals are subtle. I had to up the level on the whole track and added Bark of the Dog to bring up the bass and drums, and I got a pretty good mix. I’ll upload that later, having slow upload speed right now.
Regarding The Life Online and Waiting for What, @ingolee, @Stan_Halen, my friend shankarji arranged and mixed those, and he adds that extra reggae feel so well. Plus we go for a big production vibe rather than a moodier vibe. POBP is moodier.
My view is we are cooking a song and adding ingredients and spices. If we add too much of anything we might ruin the taste of the recipe. POBP absorbs the bass well as there was no bass. The new drums are not over the top, and I like two drummers in bands. Here it was working to me, so far. I still can imagine a vocal harmony if we had a female voice and applied it lightly, but quite OK as is. A guitar line, not impossible, but beyond my ability. But any extra synths have little space to work within.
POBP had a lot of elements to it even as it is, and stood well in that form.
The next song, No Turning Back, has a lot more space for synths/strings/bass/harmony vox, even drums. Granted, it has a acoustic folk vibe that ought to be preserved, which is a challenge.