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Mi Sueño

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Here it is, my next submission for the NGUAC 2020. Music, melody, harmonies, and instruments were performed by me. Singing was done by the amazingly talented Catarina G. I also wrote the lyrics. (sorry if it sounds a bit self-centered, I have to be extra clear in these types of competitions because I had a problem with my last submission.


Here are the lyrics, (sorry if you don´t speak Spanish):


The long days I have had

I'm finally where I want

I'm living my own dream.

Mi sueño.


You can see my stripes.

I make friends of all types.

When they read my lines

Es mi sueño


Your observation is quite true.

this makes me special just like you.

Ven y te enseñaré how were different but yet so special.


Y vamos, cantamos, Rio Bravo, Rio Grande. It's all the same at the end.

Y vamos, cantemos, Rio Bravo, Rio Grande. It's all the same at the end.


But we are so are so unique.

you're taller or petite.

And we all have our dreams.

Nuestro sueño.


I will be myself,

For anyone in need.

Bullies not allowed.

We'll befriend them.

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I like the cute riser at the beginning and the airy texture with the E-piano and guitar. The vocals are beautiful, and the lyrics have an empowering bent. I like how you mixed English and Spanish - it makes the piece sound more authentic in a way, as a lot of bilingual people I know go back and forth seamlessly. I also like the “phrase overlap” thing you did at 1:23 (and again at 2:42). The piece ends a tad suddenly, and there could’ve been a tad more variety in the instrumental hierarchy throughout. At some point, an instrumental solo or a more prominent return of the E-piano would’ve been a welcome change. Still, the production quality is professional-grade, and I really like seeing your softer side after being more familiar with works like “Guilt” and “You’ll Get Yours” from past years. Keep it up, Dude2312! ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
2/2
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
1.5/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.75/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
1/1
Composite score
9.25/10

dude2312 responds:

Thank you, TaintedLogic! I am right there with you when you say the song could've been a little bit longer. I was a bit hurried to write something good! But no excuses.

Thank you so much!

Credits & Info

dude2312
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Listens
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Faves:
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Votes
5
Score
4.42 / 5.00

Uploaded
Aug 22, 2020
4:49 PM EDT
File Info
Song
6.7 MB
2 min 56 sec

Licensing Terms

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