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Feelin' Good by Music By Chel

Tim Medcraft

Another good pop song.
Structure is good, hook strong.
I've looked at the blogs and the YouTube and can't see anything listed under Chel.
Nothing on Hype Machine for instance.  
I can see the Facebook likes are going up (I think) which I hope is real
But I would look at prioritizing blogs and targetting more profile but in a way that gets the music out there more
Also be careful on the videos as you still need to get their level up more.  At the moment it is still lower quality than it is needs to be.
Think about the video content - it's not at the level of a "did you see that video" and you need to have that to push it out there.
You also need to work the native videos on Facebook a lot and invest there.
Aim to work the socials, instagram, snapchat and get the native fan base up.
Get the mailing list levels up so you can sell direct.
The tunes are good but you have to get them out there in front of people.
It's also good to know the first track wasn't a one off.
 

Alan Cross

I like the song and the message--and the video works well in conveying that message. You might be able to tap into something with this.

To my ears/eyes, this is more of a CHR/pop song than anything else. Your next step should be to get this posted to as many female-focussed blogs as possible. There's also a decent possibility that an advertiser concern about things like body image and conceptions of beauty (think Dove) might want to license this for a campaign.

Bottom line? A strong song. Now you have to work on getting it marketed and making the video go viral. 

Souterrain Live

Hi, Thanks very much for sharing with us. This is very pop. Lyrically it is very simplistic. Too simplistic if i'm honest. Kind of like a pop cliché. It has a nice positive message and the production is of a good standard. The video is OK but like the song there isn't anything original here. I would say to listen to some other artists (expand your musical vocabulary) and analyse tracks you love and tracks you don't but appreciate them for the art that they are. Don't just stick to current pop hits - go back to the greats, explore genres, seek out some new artists. Think about how they are constructed, what makes them so great. How the words play on each other, intonation, subject matter - whatever it is that makes it. Write about something that you really care about to try and get some passion across in your writing. Think about what kind of artist you want to become and what you want to create. In time you will get there. We are all on a journey. Thanks again for sharing with us. Kx

Bob Lugowe

Fun, catchy, positive song with a great message and refreshing tone. I would suggest hiring a publicist if you haven't yet to get your music seen by even more people, critics, etc. You should also add your name to the title of the song on YouTube so that it's easier for people to come across and appears when it's embedded on other sites. It should look something like CHEL - "Feelin' Good" (Official Music Video). Obviously you're doing something right as 15k views in a week is quite impressive but hire the right team and try and take things to the next level. Best of luck!

Valida Carroll

Hey Chel,

Thank you so much for your submission!

This is really fantastic...Such a feel-good song! What many of us are so needing to hear right now...
This would go really well in a playlist alongside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDu93pdyBDE

It is really well produced...Your voice sounds amazing...Super catchy...Has all the elements necessary to be a pop hit...I really wish you the best of luck with it.

I would love an MP3...Although this is not the right fit for my radio show (because KCRW is more on the indie tip) it can be worked into a live DJ set for a kid's party...or sweet 16...or something similar....

My only wish would be to see more diversity in your dancers, and also a little more stylized music video? Just a bit... ;) But other than that, this is amazing.

Thanks for sharing!

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Nate Maingard

A fun, boisterous and rambunctious pop song about the terrible desperation of those who 'fall in love in five minutes'. I loved it, though it's not my sort of usual genre. A catchy tune, with engaging and humorous lyrics, all carried so well by a strong, vivacious, voluptuous and altogether sexy lead singer. Well done!

SD Hox

I love this track! It sounds like a hit!! Well-produced, great video, fantastic mix, solid vocals and superb production and instrumentation..all that you can ask for in a track! I'm excited to hear more from Chel! I will absolutely share this with my followers and on future playlists! Great work!! Thanks for sharing!

RADIO KSCR

This is a great catchy song.  I really like it.  It has all the makings of a post breakup anthem.   I would love to play it on the station.  

Tim Medcraft

Hey Chel,
This is good.
Proper pop song, very USA radio.  Very radio friendly for other territories.
There might be a few little production tweeks to give it even more peak and trough and maybe increase the volume of the chorus by 1db just to make it stand out even more.
As for plans moving forward, I wish there was an easy thing to suggest!
On the videos I would probably try and push the quality levels up a little more because you have got to compete with the majors.
But you're obviously pushing to the Gay community which is a good look I think
This song also works for the Katy Perry crowd and really she should be a role model and you know how many times she was turned down before she was signed.  Or indeed Kelly Clarkson.  And I mean role model as in how they worked it not musically (unless you want to follow that too)
But chase the blogs for Hype Machine and look at remixes on the single too to see if you can move it into different markets.
Interesting how the video has 25,000 views and you only have 400 Twitter followers, 180 subscribers, etc.  
Facebook isn't working btw - and you should look at pushing advertising campaigns via Facebook as it works and is very organic (short 30 sec - 1 min video uploaded onto Facebook.  No YouTube links!)
Is the follow up ready to go?
You need to keep momentum up so the next one needs to be ready in 6 weeks and you need to bare in mind OnAirOnSale too (track released then worked)
That's about it.
Would be interested to see how this goes so keep me in the loop
Thanks!
Tim


Shamal Ranasinghe

So great. Thank you for sending this to me. I don't typically seek out pop rock like this. I really dug this song though because it's a simple riff and has a fun time telling a story about life with its everyday social hangups. I like the lesson to not take it all so seriously since you'll end up falling in love in 5 minutes. I'm going to recommend you to a few folks.

Hugh McIntyre

This song was a lot of fun, and I definitely hear the potential. It sounds a little bit amateurish, but I think that might have only been the production values, or maybe the mastering/engineering. The melody and the hooks were on-point. Good job!

Alan Cross

Good melody, multiple hooks. I like the gang vocals, too. Reminds me of Ting Tings mated with MIA (a good thing, by the way.) 

I'd consider a secondary mix with a fatter rhythm section to give radio programmers a choice between the original (which is fine, by the way) and something even more rhythmic.

And since we're talking about radio, into which format do you see this fitting? The song is interesting in that it could fit into alternative (at least before it turns harder again), CHR and Hot AC. The choice should be made based upon the artist's short- and long-term image goals. How do you want to be perceived? As a pop start? An alt-rock kid? A more mature adult-oriented singer?  This is where marketing strategy comes in. If you're working independently, you'll need to hire a radio plugger, too.

It's good that you have a video, too. If you don't exist on YouTube, you don't exist. What other social media strategies do you have ready?

Nice stuff. Now comes the hard part.

Souterrain Live

Hi thanks very much for sharing with us.
Production is good, video is good, lyrics are good. It's a good pop song. Not sure what I can add to that really? It's not necessarily something that I personally would listen to - as for me this has kinda been done already and isn't really pushing any boundaries, but it's extremely radio friendly. So on that basis I shall play it on our radio show! As for advice I will always say push yourself a bit more. Try and be a bit different and develop your own sound. It's amazing what you can achieve when you step outside of your comfort zone.

Thanks again for sharing with us.

Kx

Kevin Hugger

I kept on thinking the Ting Tings are back and they are sounding really fresh. Of course it was wishful thinking because Chel is a brand new thing, a playful sounding thing it must be said. That’s because ‘Call Me What You Want’ is as sassy as it gets, an in your face but never really threateningly so. Where the song soars is in a chorus that could become the anthem for lovelorn teenagers the world over, never really liked him/her anyway and the world is a really big place. This is really fun and engaging and that from a listener who is a couple of decades beyond from the target market. ‘That’s Not My Name’ has finally got the perfect sequel. 

Bob Lugowe

Great song, with an incredible chorus that sears into your memory, nice work! I enjoyed the video as well as it had good pacing, was cute and kept the listener engaged. It seems the video is doing pretty well already with over 20k views and that you have a great team in place working with you. You should definitely release more music videos for other singles from the album and make sure you have a publicist if you don't already. Best of luck, I think there's a lot of potential here. 

Brian Hazard

I am looking forward to hitting the play button, but first, the bio...

Why special thanks to a restaurant? I WANT TO KNOW! 😜 But seriously, I kinda do.

More importantly, I don't think people care who produced or engineered the recordings. That's just filler.

We want to know what the music sounds like, what your story is, and what inspires you. I get none of that.

A "unique style of pop music blending infectious pop lyrics with a broad spectrum of musical genres, creating a style uniquely (twice with unique - we get it!!) her own" says exactly nothing. It's pop - got it. Who does it sound like? Can you narrow it down a little bit?

Or at the very least, what does THIS SONG sound like? Why did you write it? What's it about? WHY should I click the play button?

Alright, enough of my little rant, but I hope it motivates you!

Great start to the video! That donkey head (ass head?) will grab anyone's attention in the first two seconds.

I'm thinking Lorde? I'm not super up on my pop music, but it's in that general ballpark. The stripped down beat reminds me of John Mellencamp. Ha!

Love the energy, the production, the performance! It just reiterates what I was getting on about before - your bio really sells you short.

Okay, don't ride motorcycles. That's just dangerous. What message are you sending? 😜

I'd be happy to share this! Thanks for sharing it with me Chel. Hope you don't mind my stream-of-consciousness review.

A couple suggestions for future Fluence submissions:

1. Include the lyrics so we can follow along (I understood them just fine, but wasn't always focused on them)

2. Include a short, catchy description of the song or act that's easy to copy/paste for social media sharing. That way we don't have to strain our brain coming up with something clever, and you get to choose how you're presented to the world.

Valida Carroll

Hey Chel,
Thank you so much for your submission...
This is a really great pop song! It has all the right ingredients to make it really big. It's really well produced, your voice is powerful, it has a great hook, beat.....Really all of it is on point...The video is super fun too...
It's not the track that my station could get behind as it is super poppy, so we are not exactly your target audience, but I can really see you in playlists alongside Icona Pop's "I don't Care" or Taylor Swift's "Blank Space"...

You're really talented and I believe you have a bright future ahead of you...

Good luck!!


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