Very pretty. Nicely emotional. And you're wise to seek help from a producer. It's always good to have a new pair of experienced ears that can hear and imagine things you cannot because you're just too close to the material. Let's put it out there and see what comes back. I'll share it with about 100,000 people on my social media networks.
This is a great song with so much emotion and musicality! You are instantly pulled in by the piano in the beginning, wondering where it will lead you. When the vocals arrive, you are whisked away into an abyss. I believe the intro was just a bit long before the vocals come in, but I'm also aware of what uses this song could be part of. Seems great for a movie scene in many genres....good work!
Hi Anigo, I wanted to start very positively by saying that you have a great vibe, great sound and a great voice. I'm not sure exactly what you are needing in the way of advice but I can help by giving advice on all aspects of production. So if you are wanting advice on overall production, song arrangement, or mix engineering advice I can be more specific with each if you like. What I would say is that this would really benefit from the vocals being clearer. It was difficult for me to understand what you were singing about, but that isn't always a bad thing if that's your style. I would suggest tweaking the vocals with an EQ, reducing a little of the bottom end EQ (below 250Hz) and then adding some high EQ (above 6KHz). If you're not sure how to do this, that's OK. I do think you could mix this better overall to give the song more dynamics but honestly, you have a lot of talent and please keep writing. If you're set on this version and need someone to mix it. Then I'd be interested to help you. Todd
This demo has great bones, very pretty and haunting falsetto in the beginning of the track. The guitar minimalism suits your voice very well. I feel like the "chorus" of the song is where the falsetto melody is, it would be awesome if you had that melody as the backing support for a more traditional chorus melody, that would be killer. The verse melodies are a little unpredictable, unless that is what you are going for, it might be more powerful to use a melody with a little bit of repetition and structure. If you are going for more of a "bob dylan" style of vocal then I can see where you are going with it. It might also be a good idea to introduce a few more instruments and depth as the song progresses since the guitar is so minimal. The musicianship is there but I think the song could use a little work on the arrangement to give the listener a sense of the song building and getting bigger, not louder necessarily but just adding to the tension and the great set you've painted so far. The title of the song "Dust and Corpses" definitely suits the lyrical content and the musical melancholy. With a bit of work on the arrangement and attention to details, the song has the bones and potential to be something great if fleshed out to see it's full potential.
I love it. Very soothing. It may not be for everyone but it served me. Deep lyrics. There is an audience for this. This would have worked perfectly during the latter 60's hippie movement as well. Don't change a thing. People who listen to Spoken word would love this.
Not exactly a cheery theme but then a voice like Anigo’s is quite capable of making those feelings redundant such is its gravitas. There are plenty of rough edges on this tune, befitting a demo, but there is an ingrained haunting quality throughout which makes the idea of the finished product an intriguing prospect. I kept coming back to Nico as a possible inspiration because it sounds like Anigo is untroubled by what people think of her music, with the prime motivation being to exorcise the demons from within. In the right time of lounge, with the smoke hanging thick in the air there’ll soon be a captive audience gripped by the sonic tension all around.