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Things I'd Do


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Something I've had laying around for some time
First submission - Enjoy!

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I first began by listening to this without headphones, and then with. Mixing is quite alright.

That lead that comes in along with the vocal line "things I'd do" feels a bit grating to me, like it's competing for attention. In fact, that vocal line itself does also grate on me after a while — over-repetition tends to do this to me.

There are elements of this that sound like a well done cinematic track (the bass, for instance, is on point). The bit when the drums have been toned down immediately after the intro and it builds up, that's another thing that brings cinematic to mind. And again, at about 1:59 (though it sounds more like a prechorus because of how strong the vocal line is, so it's not quite there). I kinda wish I heard more of that, TBH.

You have a good sense of buildup, tension and release, and I think it goes some way to counter the effects of the vocal and the lead. Bringing the drums back in on beat 2 of the bar instead of 1, for example; while I know I've heard this done elsewhere, it's still something that helps switch things up a bit.

I think the thing with me is that I'd open my ears a lot more to something that doesn't sound that it's been tried and tested so much. There's been plenty of house on BBC Radio 1 for me to listen to, for example, that after a while, I start filtering out things that are forgettable, and I frantically try to grasp memorable melody fragments and feelings, something that'll stay with me forever after having experienced the track. Here, it's hard for me to find any. I've listened to this track three times, and I'm struggling to recall much of what I've heard. I'd listen to it, I'd dance to it perhaps, but it feels very forgettable to me.

Credits & Info


4.59 / 5.00

Jul 1, 2019
2:03 PM EDT
File Info
9.9 MB
4 min 20 sec

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