It’[s been a while since I’ve written anything, but I’m hoping this year will be a productive one.
Let me know what you think, any suggestions, anything that stands out for you?
The plan is to revisit some of these songs in a couple of months so re recording is not out of the question (In fact, I’m already thinking the vocals need to be re done)
There’s a couple of low drum beats, in several places, not sure if it’s kick or tom but they stand out and seem like somethings happening in the low frequencies. Hearing the same things when the vocal starts when the bass plays and like holds a note it sounds like several notes at once oscillating.
Seems like just a technical thing, might just be my playback system, hard to get something that translates well everywhere.
I was reading this comment right about the time I heard, at 0:32, the vocals kick in. I definitely get a Neil Diamond vibe. Before that, the music was compelling but yet sketchy in some ways. Mainly timing I think, but also some of the EQ and mixing. The vocals are pretty good, but can be better. The music is good but can be better in timing and recording/mixing.
Really good song, and nice performances so you’re … 70% there? While this doesn’t need to be super tight on timing, it’s Pop with a little Folk influence so it needs unobtrusive timing. Get the sounds to be sweet and fit into the mix like pieces in a puzzle.
Neil would be proud to do this song, but he’d insist on top notch musical performances from the musicians, and top notch sounds from the engineer/producer. “Your mission, if you choose to accept it …”