Listening. Nice intro. I can see it in a music video. Like the fade in from white. Expecting hiphop, but it went into relaxing rhodes house instead! WTF?! Lol, I think I like this better than hiphop.
Lessee, comments, comments. Voice sounds somewhat chorused during the chorus, and I don't really like that effect... feels a tough to wobbly.
Ah, there's my hiphop... 1:40. I don't like hiphop, but it's alright in this setting.
Ok normal piano? What the hell? :P I like. Cool soloing. Only problem is that it's panned far to the right, which offsets the balance a touch. You could solve that by panning the vox slightly left, to balance it out. Or you could just center the solo.
One last negative comment before the positives: Mixing sounds a touch off to me. Could use a bit more bass, and maybe a bit less treble for a touch of warmth.
Now, positives. I really like the bare bones section at 0:30. I'm really partial to well played rhodes, even if they are panned oddly.
The bass, even though it's really simple, is also nice, and I love that pitchbend on it! Fits perfectly. Used well to create tension and release.
I can't say I've heard the original, so I can't compare in that respect, but it seems that you used a lot of the source. Sounds quite professional, like a pop remix of it. I approve.
Just a note: If it's signed to Warner, don't expect me to buy it! :P
Anyway, I hope this review helps. Mind checking out my most recent track: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/liste n/174208
9/10, because we're not perfect, are we? and 5/5