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Kind of an abrupt end. Excellent flow and tight beat; wasn't expecting the lovely female vocal either. Could be something great if a little longer, unless this is an interlude into another track.
The original track is a good base to work with because it's such a catchy song. This version -- with its slowed down vocals and more percussive production -- is likely to get some plays just because listeners will want to hear another take on "Habits", but it won't leave a lasting impression like so many of the remixes before it. Maybe it's a case of being too late to the party.
I'm sure that if was in a club and this popped on and I was under the influence of a lot of alcohol, then this would be my thing. However, outside of the club, I'm not going to be bumping it in my spare time as it doesn't stimulate me mentally. Not really a fault of the song but the genre in general.
The vocals were a surprise for this kind of song. I was expecting wispy and soft but instead the voice was weathered (rugged). Not saying it's a bad thing, but it is kind of a clash with the dainty synths. I do appreciate its heavier sound though. I'd like to hear more.
First, let me say this is one of the most original ideas I've heard from a song. It's ideas like this, which should shape your songwriting as a whole because you're going to find an audience that nerd out over intelligent, unique stories. Second, the vocals are undeniably powerful, perfectly suited to the emotional subject of the song. Last, the arrangement is what I would expect for something like this. The acoustic strumming and strings allow the storytelling to be front and center. Good stuff all around.
It's easy to get behind the warbly bass and tin can percussion. I'd like some bigger booms to make it feel like an even more complete package -- to really leave me absolutely blitzed. Otherwise, this is like a massage to the brain and a workout for the limbs, which is still good obviously. :)
Already familiar with Meiko from her self-titled release, I'm very excited about the progression she's made in this song, adding a little bite via some menacing riffs and pounding drum beat to her already seductive vocals. I could definitely picture this one becoming a hit.
First things first, I love that name for the band -- it's INSANE! Most importantly it stands out among the crowd. Next, I'm relieved this fits more with the 'glitch' and 'electro-indie' descriptions than shoegaze because mass amounts of noise without any clear vocals is often a turnoff for me. "Zero Life Experience" has shoegaze moments, but they never interrupt the vocals. Overall, quite interesting. I'd like to hear more.
I'm a fan of VHS style videos and this one serves as a little introduction to the band and their city, which I'm guessing has a major influence on their surf rock sound. It's quite enjoyable pop fun that both lovers of mainstream alt and indie rock can get into.
Dominic ‘Dom’ Bennison's vocals remind me a bit of early '00s act Tantric, which was the main draw for that band when they were popular. "Recomposed" is good, but I might suggest a little more oomph behind the band's instrumentation as the vocals do tend to overpower them. Nice introduction to the band, but I wouldn't lead with it. I'd go with a song that has a stronger chorus.
I'm still picking up the early '00s sound with this Hidden Witness song also, so if that's what the band is going for, then they're knocking it out the park. The vocals are a little more restrained in this song, which helps put a little more focus on the music. Nice overall.
It's good, but music like this is very, very hard to sell in a 'single' form. Rather you almost have to hear the whole album for it to make sense or fully appreciate it. That said, some very dark vibes like an understated Nine Inch Nails circa 'Ghosts I-IV'. Only those with a taste for this sort of music will enjoy it.
I'd like to think of this as a rough copy because I think with added production, this track could be a BEAST. Bring some more clarity to the vocals and push them ahead of the music, pump up the percussion, and allow that violin to almost stand on its own near the end and this will blow everyone away. That said, this is a very nice introduction to the project.
Reminds me of '90s R&B like Brandy or Monica. Lovely vocals, and I particularly enjoy the aggressive turns in the arrangement. I'd see this fitting more with mainstream R&B rather than indie's modern take on R&B -- dominated mostly by male vocalists with a penchant for electronic backdrops. Sounds more like a deep cut on the album too rather than a lead single.
Great production. It has a very crisp sound and fits well with anything on a mainstream level. That said, many of the track's ideas and themes have been explored in countless rap songs already. If the entire album is going to stand out as something different, then it needs to be 'different' rather than recycled verses of 'I'm going to do this' and 'I'm better than these guys'.
"Daylight Paranoia" would likely find a home on Sirius XM's Alt Nation. If I was promoting this song, I would push for it to get placed on their channel as it would likely pick up steam in rotation and make it to their weekend top 20 countdown. I especially love the strings that come into play during the song's thrilling climax. Good stuff, guys.
Straddles the line of '70s and '80s power rock; I wouldn't tag it with '90s. I'm picking up a lot of Boston when I hear this. If you're going for a vintage rock sound -- something I'd hear when digging through my dad's old dusty records -- then embrace that because there is an audience for it.
I wouldn't really dance to this, and I think that'd be the general reaction of most people. This is quirky music, definitely for a more experimentally-inclined audience. I love the use of field recordings, pairs quite nicely with the gentle synths. Nice voice on the singer as well, but it almost overpowers the gentle nature of the music and could be offputting to some listeners. The chorus is catchy enough, but I wouldn't lead with this song as the single for the full album.
Really enjoyed this one. Couldn't hear the Bowie or Joy Division influences, but after checking out some of their other songs on their Soundcloud, I'm picking it up! "The Sun and The Air" reminded me more of The Antlers and Majical Cloudz, which isn't a bad thing at all. Love the 'tink tink' percussion and back and forth style of the vocals. It's slow-moving and moody, but listeners will hang on its every word.