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My Baby Flew Away

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A song about a father who is left behind after his daughter went to Los Angeles to follow her dreams.....

My style of music has changed a lot these last months, and for the first time in a long time I feel like I'm having fun making music again. Will definitely be tough to advance from this round, but I've had a blast regardless of what happens.
Huge credz to Adam for doing the vocals even though I asked him like 20 hours before the deadline.

Lyrics:
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My baby flew away
One moment she's beside me
The next she's in LA
Even though it's lonely
I'll see her smile again
My baby flew away
My baby flew away

We used to sing by the fireplace
Every 2nd Friday night
But one day you packed your briefcase
Now I hum alone by the light

My baby flew away
My baby flew away
One moment she's beside me
The next she's in LA
Even though it's lonely
I'll see her smile again
My baby flew away
My baby flew away

I can't sleep
I'm singing by the light
Since she left me in the night
I can't dream
I guess I lost the spark
When you left me in the dark

Left me in the dark
Left in the dark
I am always waiting where you left me in the dark
Left me in the dark
Left me in the dark
I am always longing where you left me in the dark

We used to sing by the fireplace
Every 2nd Friday night
But one day you packed your briefcase
Now I hum alone by the light

My baby flew away
My baby flew away
One moment she's beside me
The next she's in LA
Even though it's lonely
I'll see her smile again
My baby flew away
My baby flew away

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I like the jangly guitars and vocals at the beginning. Perhaps the piece could’ve used more of a proper intro, but the beginning does have a spontaneity that matches the thematic content of the piece. There could’ve been a tad more emotion in the vocals imo. The lyrics and instrumental tracks both have a forlorn and rueful quality, but the vocals didn’t have me convinced of that somehow. They have a bouncy, sing-songy vibe (especially by :34 or so) that doesn’t quite match up with the wistful tone of the rest of the piece. I thought the tempo change at :18 was clever, though, and the vocals are mixed rather well. The lyrics come through quite clearly, and are also rather digestible in terms of the diction and delivery alike. The drums at :34 could’ve been a bit louder, but overall the mix is loud, clear, and well-balanced. I like the groovy synth solo at 1:03, but the riser leading into it at :56 was a bit cheesy imo. Later, the piece gets a bit repetitive, and I especially would’ve liked to hear some variation on the lead guitar riff. The synth melodies at the end really sell this piece, though. I’m sure that the blissful mood of the piece overall was intentional, but I’m honestly still a little conflicted about it. Regardless, nice job with the production quality, melodies, sound design, and progression here, Ectisity! Keep it up. ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.75/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
2/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.75/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.75/1
Composite score
8.5/10

duuuuuuuuuude i love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

(also the riser made me laugh so much OMG LOL)

Ectisity responds:

Glad you liked it :D. The riser can be used for everything and anything

This is really catchy. I’m glad the riser came out of retirement :D

Ectisity responds:

Just had to return to my roots real quick :D

this is the catchiest thing I've ever heard wtf

+ major bonus points for the R I S E R

edit: are those whistle samples in the last solo??? whatever it is it sounds real good

Ectisity responds:

Glad you enjoyed it :D. Decided to pull out the old riser for good measure ;). That instrument in the last solo is Embertone Sensual Saxophone

Credits & Info

Ectisity
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Listens
499
Faves:
10
Downloads
7
Votes
14
Score
4.73 / 5.00

Uploaded
Sep 9, 2019
12:36 AM EDT
Genre
Jazz
File Info
Song
4 MB
2 min 56 sec

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