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Never Falling Down

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NGADM '20 Round 1!!! had tons of fun making this one, and hope you enjoy listening to it! also here are some notes typed up while waiting for this song to render oof

1. ok WOW i was genuinely not feeling good about music recently. worked for a hella long time on another idea that eventually just never came together and was scrapped. it had kind of a musical opening number vibe; basically the takeaway i'm getting here is that i'm never gonna get that broadway genre song right lol

2. omfg mixing rock music is hard, but i'm happy with this and hopefully it sounds maybe decent (at least, a lot more so than some of my past attempts lol)

3. i recently watched a series of youtube videos about word painting, so for this song, i was super inspired and had a lot of fun designing melodies around the idea of flight or upward motion! the way the arp terminates its phrases, the end of the solo, the fun bit in the last chorus, etc.

4. i've been practicing my falsetto, can you tell

5. i didn't realize this when writing lyrics but the night i upload this is also the night right before i take my first plane flight in ages back to school. so i literally am gonna fly! wheeee

6. i don't actually have a sixth bullet point; i'm just killing time as the waveform for the latest update of the song generates so i can double check to see if it's okay before uploading :v


before we go our separate ways i’d

like to take some time to take stock

of the time we’ve spent together so far

try to keep to yourself all you want it’s

not gonna work for too long

just drop me off at the nearest star

the age that you’re a child is wasted

imagination wild i’m crazy 

tonight i’m gonna

fly to the sky

i’m never falling down again

let’s get ourselves into position

there’s no point in keeping tabs

of everything you’ve left behind

try to change, but there’s just no changing

not too long before the relapse

unless you learn to free your mind

there’s nowhere to go, nowhere to run

no choice but to trace out the path of the sun

i won’t be deterred; i know i’m not done

your actions have made me what i have become

the master of air, the wind, and the breeze

won’t end up like icarus into the seas

the world is teeming with things that you don’t know

it’s so much better flying 


fly so high

far away from fear

i’m staying way up here


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this is really good. the guitar and drum processing is really clean which is impossible so you should probably be banned for cheating at music

LunacyEcho responds:

the tricc is the kicc


TO THE SKY!!!!!!!!!

LunacyEcho responds:


Love the 80's type feel! The synths and the guitar really brings back memories of watching the Transformers 1987 movie as a kid.

Also absolutely love the guitar tone you have! Are you using a digital plugin for the amp or recording from a real amp? It's super duper clean!

LunacyEcho responds:

thanks!! okay, in the name of full transparency, i wasn't the one who actually recorded the guitar part—that belongs to my skilled friend jack. however, as per the ngadm guidelines, i did send him exact melodies and chords to play, and while he did send me a solo, i chopped it up and edited many of the rhythms and melodies so that it sounds completely different to the original solo he sent (that might explain why there are spots in the solo where the guitar sounds stretched or where the rhythm doesn't line up, lol)

i believe he used reaper to record, and i picked out an overdrive setting for him that emphasizes the low mids. i then put it through the 'clean room' amp in logic for an extra boost in the highs!

Very cool man! Love the instrumentation choices.

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4.43 / 5.00

Aug 10, 2020
2:55 AM EDT
General Rock
File Info
4.4 MB
3 min 52 sec

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