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Modern Day Hero

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My entry for the final round of the NGAUC, lyrics below.

Holding out for something better, but you will never know
Follow guidelines to the letter, the payments come in slow
Sitting anxious for the call now, waiting up on me
Slowly going insane darling but you'll never be free

Fading out into the distance - disappearing from my view
Only proving that my hope was misplaced put in you
Try to hold on as hard as you can 'cause you can't come running to them
They'll chew you up and spit you out and I won't see that happen again

When it takes too long to arrive
And you're holding on to survive
When your hero's running late
I guess 'til then we sit and wait

Sat in darkness far from anyone who tried to say
Block out your friends 'cause you know better, you're going your way
Better stop before it's too late, don't let the hate show,
You're too far gone for an intervention, the feelings sit and grow

When it takes too long to arrive
And you're holding on to survive
When your hero's running late
I guess 'til then we sit and wait

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NGAUC Review
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First off, my apologies for the extremely late review -- but, better late than never!

What worked well:
- Great vocals!
- Use of 80's-style rock works remarkably with your voice.
- Catchy bassline and nice guitar work.
- Cool lyrics!

What to consider for next time:
- The effects that you used, mainly reverb, really washed the song out. As a result, your mix could use quite a bit of work. Things sound muddled throughout, but not to the point where the sound is overbearing in any way. I think that by removing the reverb (like Skye mentioned -- 50%) on the vocals and instruments would really help! That being said, the heavy reverb gives this track its sound.
- The drums are hidden behind the other instruments in the track, you could try bringing them out a little by equalizing and increasing the right frequencies (experiment with both the high and low-end).

This is a super catchy track Zac, keep at it!

Score: 9/10

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ZacCurran
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Uploaded
Aug 14, 2015
12:28 PM EDT
Genre
Indie
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7.5 MB
3 min 17 sec

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