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I haven't worked on an original is a long time. Tried working with vocals again. Still a long way to go, but I felt I had a bit more control over it this time. Thank you guys for dropping by and taking a listen to it.

Video: https://youtu.be/aocQoU-NroU

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I like the emotional piano line at the beginning and the atmosphere. The funky synths and chopped vocals at :16 are both valuable additions to the texture. I really like the clarity of the lead vocals and the lyrics themselves too. The sidechaining is a little heavy at :55, but the additional harmonies during the second vocal phrase are really nice. The piece really starts coming together compositionally at 2:20, though. The melodies there feel really cathartic, and the chopped vocals at 2:47 enhance that sense of emotional release even more. The repetition of the first two lines of vocals towards the end works well, too. The vocals are really good, btw. The only complaint I have with them is that you can sound a little more confident. Still, the sidechaining is honestly the thing that bothers me the most with this piece. The structure, sound design, atmosphere, and mood are all really enjoyable here. Keep it up, icantpronouncethis! ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
Composite score

icantpronouncethis responds:

Thank you for the in depth criticism for this song. It's one of my more serious song I've worked and it means a lot to me to receive those words. My vocals definitely needs a lot of work, and can easily be improved by practicing. There's definitely rooms to improve and hopefully I can fill those rooms during the competition. Thank you once again.

Credits & Info

4.92 / 5.00

Apr 15, 2019
12:02 PM EDT
New Wave
File Info
4.8 MB
3 min 31 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.