been putting your r3 track on loop pretty much all day, so decided to drop by this one too. dang man, i feel like you've been putting out really excellent music that's been neglected by participants and judges alike, and it makes me pretty sad. (i mean the whole "you havent left a review in 3 years" thing probably has some effect on that, but still...)
anyway yea i feel like you really hit your stride in r3, but this is pretty freaking great too my friend!
i like this a lot and i'm sad to see your tenure in the NGADM come to a close! this track has more going on than its simple future bass/pop facade lets on. i think the mix feels a little too dense overall, the pads and vocals are heavy on the low-mids and this is especially noticeable just before the last drop @ ~3:05 when the snares come in and the vocal harmonies compound (i loooove this section regardless btw).
otherwise, this is a really well executed future pop track with a fantastic hook and solid production. please keep sharing!
I'm still in the competition man!
I like the spacious mix and the vocals at the beginning. The lyrics themselves are also enjoyable. The piece is a little slow to develop, and is still rather minimalistic until about the 1-minute mark. The synth that lays out the root of each chord was a little generic. Also, I think you need to enunciate your consonants a little more - “enough” at :49 sounds like “enaaaa.” I like the injection of energy at 1:02, although I think you could’ve used a stronger transition at 1:25. The drop at 1:31 is cool - I like the chopped vocals and rhythmic elements. I think you could’ve left a little more space in the upper range for that hi-hat, though. I think my main problem with the piece overall is that there are long sections of it where you could add a lot more harmonic depth. You’ve set up a nice structural contrast between the verses and refrains, but textural fill and phrasing will help create a lot more variety within the phrases here. Overall, though, I like the themes, mood, and instruments. Keep at it, Steelside! ;)
Shoutouts to that mixdown. Damn, it's spotless!
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