Thanks for the submission. Great song. I like the structure and the overall production. Reminds me a bit of the production of the No Line On The Horizon U2 album. So in that sense it comes off a bit dated sounding. But really depends what your target audience is for it. If you fan base is a bit older like myself they should love it. The one thing that I noticed is that at times the lead vocal sounds a bit off pitch. A light use of Melodyne or Auto-tune would help a lot. If done in a light way, the vocal will remain natural and raw sounding but closer to pitch the whole time. I liked how the background vocals complimented the lead as well. I would have used them a bit more during the chorus. Throughout perhaps, rather than just popping in and out. So now, switching over to my industry of licensing and synch. The lyrics are a bit specific for something we would generally look for. But it has great energy. I could see it getting used as source music potentially. Source music refers to things like music in the background on a car radio, jukebox, etc. Really enjoyed it. Keep up the great work. Wishing you nothing but the best with your career.
I must admit, at first I didn't think I'd be into this song, but by the end you'd hooked me. I loved when it built into something really grand, with the layered vocals and everything. Having said that, I think perhaps what could take this to the next level would be different mixing or mastering? It's a well-composed and performed track, but the audio quality could maybe be a bit better? Also, there were just a few moments when the songwriting felt like it needed a bit of smoothing out, but otherwise I really enjoyed this. Great job!
Nice stuff. This is the same lane as what Nadine Shah is doing in the UK (that's a good thing, by the way). 1. Good video. It shows you don't have to spend a lot of money to create something artistic and effective. 2. I like the chorus hook. Solid. Anthemic. Production is solid, too. The addition of horns is inspired. The only thing I would have liked to hear was another 8-12 bars of the guitar solo at the end. 3. If you had to slot this into a genre, what would it be? You straddle several (a good thing) which could be used to your advantage. 4. On a similar note, what sort of radio station format does this fit? It's certainly good for AAA, but because it feels non-genre specific, you might be able to pitch AC radio, too. And you should certainly look at CBC Radio 2. 5. What about sync and licensing? I could see this working both in TV/movies and as a product tie-in. 6. Here's a thought: Carve out 30 seconds of the chorus and put that up on TikTok. Maybe someone will decide to use it in one of their videos. That's like GOLD right now. Excellent work. Let me post this on my social networks. That's good for at least 100,000 people.