I like the smooth guitar riffs at the beginning, although the panning at around :25 may have been a little too far to one side - I think core melody lines like that should probably be front-and-center most of the time. I like the vocals a lot, though - very genuine and soulful. The lyrics themselves are also rather good. I like the variations in energy throughout. The string samples at 2:04 sounded pretty fake, though. I like the solo at 2:43 a lot, too. Really helped channel the energy going into 3:11 and beyond. This piece is very well-structured and smooth-flowing. The one thing that consistently bothers me throughout the piece is all the panning. I understand it helps with the mix, but it can also sound really jarring and obnoxious with headphones when it’s so far to one side. I think you should find other ways of keeping the mix clean as a principal method of doing so. Other than that, solid work!