From The Heart

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All right then, this was made for Bosa's "Dream of the Splendor" contest. You had to compose something that had to be your best work yet and a reflection of who you are. In both respects, I think I managed to achieve that. This track is pretty much the end result of all that I've learned for the past year since I've started making music. And I feel it does reflect who I am. Comes "from the heart".

*Whenever you feel down, whenever you feel like there's no way to go, always believe in yourself. Always keep believing in you and what you can do whatever may be the circumstances.

You'll fight on.*

FL Studio 10
iZotope Ozone 5

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Pretty rad ambient track, only thing I don't like is it sounds suuuuper Fl Studio.

Here goes your review :3

The first part of the song is smooth and relaxing. The melody that starts at 0:24 with the fast piano, this is just me, but I think this is where you need a more defining melody. It isn't much of a melody or a hook... It needs something bigger and catchier. From the piano electronic style I assume you were going for, you would need something bigger.

This song would really improve from some structural changes. Structure can be the most important part of a song. Your song is obviously building the entire time just about, but it needs build up much faster and to get to a much bigger point. It builds up slowly enough where it feels like background music. You also should try adding some variety to the song, it was building for sure, but it needs a little variety. I think you could keep the same style you had here, but maybe add more instruments. Be creative! Add some arpeggiating staccato strings! Add some chimes! The song can be a little bland at times so adding in little grace notes with a smooth piano melody.

The song stays at one level just about the entire time. It's almost always at a medium level of epicness the entire song. Try dropping the instruments and go into some solo piano part, go into a sad part. Or build it up a bit more to make it more suspenseful. Make your listeners get chills when they listen to your music. When it stays on a medium level, you aren't showing how diverse you really are.

I'm not sure if that was as long of a review as you wanted, but there you go :P Just some things this song could improve from. Nice work though!

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JJM121 responds:

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write this. :D And yeah, I still have a lot to improve with structuring and trying to integrate multiple emotions. That was some really good insight on what had to be improved.

Though, I was kinda going for a slow, emotional song to express who I am but it could use more tuning as always.

Thanks again, stunkel. I really really appreciate it. ^^

I liked it, anyways. I tried to boost your score back up with a five vote, but it seems as though a bunch of crackheads zero voted you into oblivion.

JJM121 responds:

Thanks, Bosa. It's really starting to get annoying with the zero-voters...

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Feb 3, 2013
3:51 PM EST
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11.5 MB
5 min 1 sec

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