Drawn out intro
Almost wanted to walk away from this in the beginning because of how long the intro is. There's not much that changes overall, but the sound is unique and very easy to listen to. The drums are a little out of place I have to say, but it also adds a bit of flavor to the piece.
Well, the intro gives a mood of calm (at least that was what I went for), but it makes it seem like a slow and boring song. It isn't as long , though, as it is repetitive. The drums are amen breaks that I use quite often, and (as you said) add flavor and variety to it, though it may seem out of place at times.
I appreciate your review, keep on listening!