I'm with owl? I'm with owl.
Appreciation is subjective, sure. But, in my thinking right now, intentionally shirking musical conventions sounds different than being ignorant to them (and I don't mean ignorant in any sort of pejorative way). Syllabic stress is important and going against intuitive emphasis stands out to the listener. I know I've scrapped or reworked lines in even quick-songfight-mode for that reason.
If nothing else, it's part of the greater songwriting process and deserves some level of attention.
SamECircle wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:00 pm
Stellar guitar tone and vocal recording. Shades of Joyce Manor in a great way. Your chorus feels wildly different from the rest, like we're cutting to a TV theme song. Leaves the whole thing feeling slightly disjointed, but the great performance does a lot to sell it.
The chorus was meant to be (optionally) sarcastic, I swear! Good times in a song about how my good times were never actually good.
sleepysilverdoor wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:05 am
Dig the random scream halfway through. Vocals are super strong. Guitar production sounds great, the multi-tracking in stereo gives it a good sound. Works well in mono too. The transition to the chorus is a bit abrupt, and the bridge is a bit more rhythmically simple than I usually like. I’m not bitter, I’m better is a great line. I like the vocal grit at times.
Again with the sarcasm, the screams were a response to the general sentiment of a bunch of our reviews: "the song would be better without the screaming." The bridge? We wrote and recorded the whole song in 5 hours this weekend and I personally consider that a valid excuse.
(and thank you!)
the idiot king wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:41 pm
That's a hell of an opening line, haha. In case it wasn't clear from my track I love songs based around weirdo chords. Strong Dismemberment Plan vibes here and I am here for it.
These are my two greatest points of pride this week, so thank you for mentioning them both
My reviews are coming soon! I'm about halfway done with them; this was a big one.