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Dust Sweeper

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EDIT: Song was updated July 12; if you've been here before then, please clear your cache!

This is a submission to the NGADM '17, and you can find all the other awesome submissions here! — http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1424090

And that title *totally* isn't a response to Techmo-X's amazing electro piece, which you can find here! — http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/754445


God, I haven't worked this hard on a song in a LONG time. And in the spirit of the NGADM, we've got so many artists writing in genres out of their comfort zones, and so many artists who are burgeoning singers... so why not both?

In terms of genre, this song was inspired by artists such as (but not limited to) Dream Theater, Rush, and Kor-Rune. I'm actually a bit anxious about how this song will be perceived, since I've never written anything like this before—but if the NGADM isn't about pushing musical boundaries, then I don't know why I joined it in the first place! I hope it tickles your earholes.

The lyrics themselves are about something that's been on my mind for quite a while; they're the kind of thing one might stay up late thinking about. I hope they mean something to you.


praise a name
fallen down
grace in flame
call it out

i can’t afford to go on
any longer in honesty

i can’t ignore what is lost
be forever an oddity

try to deny
there is no
happy ending

try to defy
there’s no use
in unending pretending
remember relenting it

days erased
gaze in space

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I really like the organ, chord progressions, and synth hook. Good job with the drums, and nice BPM change around halfway through.

Only complaint is the vocals, for some reason they feel too bland and lack energy.

But otherwise, great job and keep it up!

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4.73 / 5.00

Jul 9, 2017
11:55 PM EDT
File Info
5.3 MB
4 min 38 sec

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