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To Feel Loved

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I felt inspired to write something short, sweet, simple and positive. Oftentimes, my music has a more somber touch. I won't say there's not a single chord that evokes such a feel here, since that wouldn't go along perfectly with the theme and title. I do, however, think that this is a step in a more musically joyous direction :)

I'm sure I'll be back to the more ambiguous style soon ;)

As per usual with my solo piano compositions, you can watch me perform over at youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5ebAhhaO24

Thank you for listening!

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I sense some pretty modal stuff happening here, which I love (lydian/mixo?). This is a very beautiful piece of music. You're great at capturing a mood and I'm happy to see something happy from you too!

Every time I listen to one of your pieces I can see a picture quite clearly. It's almost like poetry. but...musical poetry! That may have been one of the cheesiest sentences I've ever written, but I mean it! :)

Great stuff, LSD

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

I used a few different keys here, but I actually haven't analyzed which ones xD
I think I used somewhat unusual modulations at a couple of points, which probably contributes to the modal feel. The first four chords are A, B, E, G# Minor. I guess that would make the start lydian indeed! After that there's already a keychange.

It's nice to hear my music evokes some imagery! Out of the three pieces you listened to, this is the one I care about the most, which is also why it's better. Your ratings are actually pretty right on point, as they reflect what I feel about the pieces you listened to as well xD

Thank you for listening and reviewing!

Well... I cried. lol
Every time I hear one of your compositions I can't help but feel inspired. Great job.

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

That has to be one of the nicest compliments I've gotten! I'm really happy if my work can serve as some inspiration. Thank you for listening!

The song elegantly captures the many feelings that love entails. I sense moments of doubt and hesitation as well as moments that are clearly blissful. I find the chord progression to be excellent at depicting the theme of love because I sense moments of stagnation followed by a sense of rising, which represents a couple in a relationship transcending their doubts and worries and ultimately moving forward together. I like the way you executed that sense of rising; this part of the song seems to consist of two similar phrases that blissfully resolve into a higher chord, but with the first chord of the second phrase being more pronounced. From my perspective, this first phrase represents the suppression of doubts, whereas the second phrase represents a newly found commitment to the relationship.

The production and sound design are solid. The piano playing sounds very real (because it is), and the use of sustain is excellent. This is a solid choice of a piano, and it’s reverbed in a way that solidifies the feeling that the song represents someone’s stream of thoughts.

Although short and lighthearted, this is surprisingly deep composition with an excellent chord progression.

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thank you for the kind review! I didn't intend for the piece to display any doubt or hesitation outright, but it's free for interpretation. To me, even though there is some ambiguity, the composition mainly portrays the feeling of calm. That is, after a period of either struggle, or uncertainty. So perhaps that is why you felt such a touch, listening to the piece. The way I see it, this piece reflects a "now", instead of telling a story per se. In that sense, to me, there is little in terms of emotional progress throughout the song; it reflects how it feels to live in the present. Not just any present, but one specifically influenced by the aforementioned feeling of peace.

This composition definitely repeats itself somewhat after the halfway point, with more expression. That may indeed be a hint towards some stronger feelings, though still of a positive nature.

Woa this is really good stuff. Amazing work as usual. :O

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thanks man, I appreciate it :D

Good song! Can I use this in games and other projects?

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thanks! Unfortunately, for this song I would rather it not be used. Thank you for asking :)

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Jan 6, 2018
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2 min 1 sec
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