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So Much Work

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So Much Work So Little Fun

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Inspired by this Poliips piece, Tired (check her out she is great!):

http://www.newgrounds.com /art/view/poliip/tired

I am currently studying for the bar so I can relate. When I read about AIM, I immediately knew we had to do a piece by Poliip because she let us use a piece for our EP cover a few months back. We checked out her stuff and chose, at the time, her most recent piece. We decided to take the picture, which looked depressing and make the song about avoiding doing work. We applied a twist, indicative of our own style, by making the song upbeat and funny.

Essentially it is about doing everything to avoid the work. The band and I decided the song needed handclaps and went from there. We recorded a demo of this song the first few nights after I read about AIM and then slowly worked on it for a few weeks.

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This is GOOD but all i need now is the Lyrics in text-form in front of me so i can sing whit the beat.

SpinWires responds:

Haha...we actually have a lyrical flash video. You check it out in our profile :)

Just some really great Pop Punk, I like your style. Keep up the good work.

So Much Work, fitting title for a track that sounds so carefully constructed and well executed! Melody stays on point with a poppy yet empowered feel of drums, bass, and acoustics, Vocals were kinda odd at the start, but slowly and surely amalgamated itself within the core of the song, giving it a harmonic yet satirical feel. So Much Work indeed, hope to hear more from you guys!

I'm not gonna lie, my jaw dropped when I heard this the first time. I absolutely love this. This is totally what i didn't expect in this contest, and I love the contrast to the image, somehow it fits very well! Somehow the picture seems happy in a way I noticed, more animated and goofy, also this song reminds me of a couple The Cure songs, whom I happen to love btw. The solo was solid and spot on, I just love everything about this. The mixing is superb and the lyrics as well as the song never gets old and fits the picture very well as simple as it is. Amazing job guys.

SpinWires responds:

Thanks so much!!! Putting a upbeat spin on the song, and conversely, on the picture, was exactly our goal. I'm glad you dug the solo, I ended up recording three versions and it was a nail biter determining which one was going to make the cut. Writing this song was so much fun and we're so happy the contest gave us the the motivation and inspiration to do it.

the first measure had my head bobbing, and it took less than a minute for me to favorite this song, definitely one of the cleanest tracks i've come across here so far. It's a little poppy for my normal tastes, but its so damn catchy i don't even care.

the delivery on the lyrics for the verse is interesting and clean, i love the stop-quick-go! style, and the bass break down leading into the chorus is perfectly set up and executed, along with the minimal drum solo leading into the second verse.

the Mix is professional sounding and everything fits together exceedingly well.

5/5 favorited, and downloaded. i wish you had more stuff posted!

SpinWires responds:

Hey Thanks so much for all the reviews Fustigate! We will be posting more material when we release our EP (we're hoping a label will pick us up but if not we'll likely release by the end of summer) ! :) If there are any more songs contests on Newgrounds we will likely write and submit more as well.

Credits & Info


4.11 / 5.00

Jun 14, 2013
5:35 PM EDT
File Info
7.6 MB
3 min 20 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.