Wow, another review. Thanks again!
"MmmThis sounds like 80s to early 90s pop, best pop music there is. (Quite frankly, today's pop music sounds horrible and it all sound the same. Listen to some Lady Gaga if you don't believe me.)"
Oh no haha I believe you. I remixed a Lady Gaga track once for a pantomime. Not a pleasant experience :P.
"Okay, the piano intro... I kind of got mixed feelings on that. Like you said, some people like it, some don't, I'm kind of in between on that."
Yeah, you can't please everyone! If I had continued the song, then perhaps the piano intro wouldn't feel so out of place. I was planning on making a few subtle repetitions of the piano intro's melody later on in the song so that the piano intro will feel like it makes more sense and not just something extra I added, if you get what I mean, although I lost inspiration and started to dislike this song. Ah well!
"The actual pop part after the intro was really good. Not really much for me to say, not that much needs to be said. It's uplifting and inspirational."
"The strings suit this well, much better than every pop song that uses generic synth leads for that kind of thing. Would probably sound more fitting if the strings were more synth-like though."
I never thought about that. Whenever I need an orchestral instrument I just go for East/West every single time :P.
I probably don't have that many good synth string samples, which is ironic. I've got more of the realistic stuff and less of the synthy stuff. Meh xD.
"Good acoustic guitar, also very fitting for this, and also not generically used. Sounds awesome with the rest of the accompaniment and gives a good sense of atmosphere. Not quite sure what kind, but I like it."
A member from another forum recommended that I add an acoustic guitar strumming in the background, so I'll have to thank him for that.
"Drums? In a pop song? That isn't a generic trance kit? Holy tits, there's something worth mentioning! Very good use of your usual random samples from the net. How come you haven't made a full kit out of those yet?"
Lol, glad you like the drums! I probably haven't made a full kit yet because of the way I choose my drum samples. When I choose them, I start like "right then, I need a kick", and then I look through my hundreds and hundreds of different kicks till I find the right one, and then I edit it a bit.
After that, I'll need a snare, so I look through the hundreds of snares. I like doing that and using a full kit probably wouldn't work because I'd just end up going to look through my hundreds of drum samples again, even though I've got a full drum kit nice and ready for me :P.
"Overall, a good 90s-era-sounding pop song. It makes the mainstream stuff (at least here in the US) seem even shittier than it already is. I swear, there are musicians here that should be inspirations to the "real" artists. How haven't you picked up a record deal yet?"
Wow thanks! I haven't actually looked for a record deal. I'm afraid I might get some massive bout of writer's block and not meet the expectations. Yeah I'm paranoid :3.
Really glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the feedback!