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When Life Gives You Lemons

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They told me when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Now I'm stuck with 56l of Lemonade and my problems aren't disappearing anytime soon.

My cup is running over
With sugar and fruit juice
They told me to make Lemonade
But forgot it has no use
Still somebody calls me crazy
Though I only tell the truth
Cause my cup is running over
With sugar and fruit juice

In all seriousness though, Wednesday morning I ended up scrapping my original ngadm submissions that I'd spent over 30 hours on because I finally realized that I hated it, so ended up having to start all over again, and this was the results. Not as polished as I would have wanted, but at least I like this one better.

The lyrics for the vocal part was a bit random tbh. I wasn't really the biggest fan of lemonade or lemons as a kid, so when I first heard the saying "When life gives you lemons, make lemons" I always thought it was stupid because the only difference is that instead of a bunch of lemons I would now have a bunch of lemonade instead.

Good luck to all contestants there are a lot of ridiculously good submissions, and I can't wait to see how the contest plays out :D.

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nice uwu

I like the soothing drone at the beginning and the smooth pads at :16. The transition at :16 could’ve been a bit less abrupt, but I like the progression from there - the emotional quality of the strings and the gradual sense of build over the course of the 2nd minute are both really nice. The vocals are fun, although I think you could’ve enunciated some of the consonants a bit more (especially the s in “use”). The mixing is good, and I like the melodies and atmosphere of the piece. The breakdown at 2:24 was good for some structural variety, and I like the emotional appeal of the section at 2:41. The middle section from 2:24 to 4:00 and the beginning 1.5 minutes are both pretty drawn-out, though, without a strong sense of direction and a lot of repetitive riffs. The vocals at 4:01 could’ve come through the mix a bit clearer, but I like the variations on the melodies at 4:32. By the end, the vocals also get pretty repetitive, and I thought the fade-out ending was a tad lazy. Overall, I like the melodies, mood, mixing, and thematic content of the piece. The arrangement and compositional details could use a bit of tightening, but it’s still a catchy and enjoyable piece. Keep at it, Ectisity! :)

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

Great Production! Awesome Track!

With music like this all problems are finna just evaporate. :) Love that description too.

Bit hard to hear the vocals though - the music drowns them out a bit.


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4.54 / 5.00

Aug 16, 2019
4:55 AM EDT
File Info
12.8 MB
5 min 37 sec

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