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Better, Warmer


Author Comments

To cope with the challenges of a world governed by fear of a virus, I wrote this song to serve as a beacon of hope for both myself and anyone who cares to be inspired. I even had a bunch of friends contribute for a music video in the appropriate theme 'living room fitness' - check out my YouTube channel for that.

  • Synth and electronic drums and bass were programmed in Renoise
  • Live drums were sampled from previous things I played and recorded
  • All other instruments and vocals were recorded specifically for this song using ProTools

No other musicians were harmed in the process. Enjoy and please share your thoughts.


A little further background: this is the first solo work in which I integrated Renoise and ProTools. I don't consider myself a particularly gifted musician or singer and I still spot a lot of mistakes in the final product. It took me over half a year to finish and release, when it could have been easily done within 2 months tops, simply because I kept being dissatisfied with the lyrics, the recording quality, etc. Big moment for me here was to say 'screw it, this is getting released regardless' - which, judging by forum posts over here is something more people have difficulty with. For those of you: do it! You have little to lose and so, so much to gain. It took me a long, long time to realize this. To quote one of the most inspiring lyricists I ever ran into:

Routine day with a dirt cheap brush
Then a week goes by and it goes untouched
Then two, then three, then a month
Then the rest of your life, you beat yourself up

So yeah, here I am, having rediscovered Newgrounds as a platform and planning to get as much out of it as humanly possible. I encourage all of you to do the same, even when times are strange. Especially when times are strange.



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I like hearing songs with vocals on NG, you don't get to see songs with lyrics on them too often here.

this was so well done man I really like the lyrics and your voice singing is so good.

god damn good mix!!! You must have all the gear to record this man keep making more!!! :)))

LuckyDee responds:

Cheers man. My setup is pretty OK for a home studio, half a dozen decent mics and some good software (ProTools & Renoise). I think it helps that I put in quite some effort to learn how to milk all that gear for maximum results - I'd say it's paying off nicely, although there's still a lot of room for improvement. At least hanging around on NG has me back practicing a lot again <3

Hey there,
musically it's really good, the beat is catchy, great sample choice and the vocals fit nicely as well. I like the overall atmosphere of the track, energetic and motivating yet relaxing

great job with the mix as well, everything feels just right, at least to my ears

sounds like you know what you are doing, keep it up :)

LuckyDee responds:

Awesome, thanks for taking the time to respond

Love your voice! Giving me Super Furry Animal vibes!

LuckyDee responds:

Ooh, I'll run with that! Cheers, Wob

Oh Wow!, Definitely sounds professional quality and one of the best songs I've heard on Newgrounds yet, good work!

LuckyDee responds:

Thanks ever so much!

Credits & Info


4.46 / 5.00

Oct 27, 2020
1:53 AM EDT
File Info
9 MB
3 min 57 sec
  • SM57
  • Renoise
Misc. Kit
  • Protools
  • AKG - C214
  • Røde NT5
  • AKG - D112
  • Zoom H4

Licensing Terms

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