Nick Arneson

Nick Arneson

Nick Arneson


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Portland, OR musician and songwriter. Songs available on Spotify, SoundCloud, iTunes and Amazon Music.
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Location
Portland, OR

Recent Submissions

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Good For Right Now by Nick Arneson

Lauren Gribble

Hi Nick! Great song! I loved the sound and overall vibe of the track. I don't hear anything for you to improve upon, so keep doing what you are doing. Feel free to send me more new songs in the future. 

Lauren

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Long December by Nick Arneson

Benjamin Groff

Hi Nick...thanks for the submission.  I generally like this and the loose vocal delivery.  Reminds me of Dylan meets Trent Rezner (in some songs i.e. "Only").  Nice contrast also between the verse and chorus...I like how you've constructed that.  We're just starting to develop our Best of Indie playlist on Spotify and I just dropped the song in the playlist.  Hope that might help! 

Lauren Gribble

Hi Nick! I loved the song and how it's very relaxed and driven, as you said. It definitely has its own character. I loved how the song is one that we all can relate to, in addition to having great vocals and guitars. 

RADIO KSCR

I really like this song.  It is super catchy I would love to play it on my station. 

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make by Nick Arneson

Jerry Doby

I was hooked at the opening bell on this one! You are so right in the fact that "...the truth isn't fu*king shared..." many are lost as to what to do as individuals. Great call to action as we need to band together to stop the "...monster..." from running the way it does now. Sonically the track is amazing, great intervals and changes, lyrical missiles dripping with emotion yet not a hopeless vein...love it.

Indie Band Guru

Good stuff. It definitely has that triumphant feeling to it. good album closer.
This one very 'Pop' mix with the vocals out way in front. some cool instrument sounds are getting lost in the background.
We may be able to set something up by April 12th. Would it be a premiere?
email me indiebandguru@gmail.com

Keith

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Ride With You by Nick Arneson

Benjamin Groff

Hi thanks for the submission.  I dig the organic vibe of the song and the vibey dreamy production and guitar work (nice mix the way the guitar parts are separated and panned etc).  Overall, though, for some creative feedback, I felt the song kind of a wandered a bit.   On one hand, it's great for the background.  On the other hand, after listening through the entire song I could not really sing back any parts of this but would be making a mental note that that song was a "cool vibe."  So if that's your mission i think you have done a great job there.  For me on the publishing, label and blog side i'm more or less looking for those songs that you can sing back after one listen.  But wanted to say this was a nice job all across, and also vocals too.  

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Indie Band Guru

More good stuff. Great production giving it that space yet warm and cozy feel. Video is a little out there but adds another layer of raw DIY retro coolness.

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Wait - Lyric Video - Nick Arneson by Nick Arneson Music

Indie Band Guru

I friggen love this. The music is pretty good but the real-ness and transparency you share make it reach a higher level. I truly feel the best way to build a fanbase now is to connect with the listener like this.  Maybe it hits me even more since I am a 43 year old with 2 kids and a career separate from music as well. 
Perhaps we could set up an interview for the IndieBandGuru.com website. You can get in touch with me at indiebandguru@gmail.com

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The Only Way by Nick Arneson

Gianluca Abbadessa

Dear Nick,
I try to be as honest as possible with you.
I like so much your tune, in particular the way you arranged it but I need to notice something not so good in the structure of the song and in your voice: about the structure there are some parts, above all in the middle, that drag themselves till to the chorus without a crescendo you can recognize when listening to; about your voice, I like your mood but the intonation is not always perfect. It's a pity because there's a great potential in this song, you could better do work on this song in order to make the sound more homogenous.

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What A Week by Nick Arneson

Jerry Doby

I like the message...great metaphors! I'm thinking you uploaded the unmastered version as the Sonics gave a few grit your teeth moments in the harmonies.  Overall though it's awesome.

Indie Band Guru

Nice full soundscape.  heartfelt vocals to connect with the listener. Good song. 
If I had to nitpick, the harmonies are not too good. 

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Drowned In Night by Nick Arneson

Indie Band Guru

The raw feel of the music shows off the raw emotions that you are trying to share.  As a music lover now in my 40's I can relate.  The effects are used well to create a full sonic landscape.  Keep doing what you are doing