Hi, Henry is 18 Loves sport and singing. Have a listen.
Hey Henry, thanks so much for sharing. As you're just after feedback on your work, we'll focus on the track and video. For me i thought it was a pretty decent offering, an interesting blend of pop with an 80s synth in the mix. The lyrics are not overly stretching so it can cement its way firmly in peoples memory. I did like the synth and was hoping for another go around but was introduced to the acoustic. I dont think here you needed to be too different, personally i think that synth gave the track another level. When that key change hit and we go into the synth, i got really interested, i did think 'here we go' but then it was taken away and it just went a little flat from then onwards. The video for me was ok, its impressive you went that long without blinking! The colours are cool and the intro makes me think its going to be quite a chill affair but once the drums come in, it turns into more of a lowfi indie pop track. Thats why i was so into the synth because it all fit in that short moment. You bring a sense of mystery with the band but we get to see all of you, revealed as we move through the track. Plenty to dig into here if you wanted! I assume that this is your first offering as an artist? I think theres some layers of potential here, i mean everything is fine, but you dont want to be aiming for fine. It doesnt blow me away personally but there elements in there can are nice. Thanks again for sharing, all the best! More synth next time ;-)
Staring contest — IT'S ON! Kidding aside, this is super cool. Your voice is fantastic, and I love the style of the video. Nice use of synth and piano as well. This may be your first video, but clearly you have experience making great music. Or else you're working with someone who does! I don't have anything critical to say — the mix, mastering, and arrangement are great. I'm no expert in making videos but I like what I'm seeing! 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. I'm happy to share this on Twitter as well, though I don't know how well it'll do among my Depeche Mode loving following. Keep up the great work! Brian.
Cool video and there's much I like about the track as well. It rambles a bit in parts, but comes back to center at the end and has a charming alt indie pop sensibility to it for me. I'd like to see how it is a fit on playlists and shows, and great that the video is up on youtube, but is it up on the streaming platforms anywhere? Can't find it and that's the only way I can use it (can't add it to my Spot playlists for ex). Would recommend including links to the streaming platforms in your descriptions once that's handled, so that we can find you and your music. Hope that's helpful, thanks for your submission, good luck with your music!
Cool song and visuals. Well composed and really cool outro that matches the overall aesthetic. Nice work! I think you may have some difficulty with your artist name from an SEO perspective as that won't be the easiest to google or search on Spotify, etc. so just prepare for that challenge. I'd suggest including a short bio about the artist with your Fluence submission along with links to hear more music. You should also put your music on bandcamp and all streaming services if you haven't yet and be sure to submit your music to playlists via Spotify for Artists. It looks like you're in the early start of your artistic endeavor so most importantly keep creating great music and an overall image that fits your art. Best of luck!
Hey Henry - thanks for the submission. I liked the song, video, everything here really is really good. At this point the thing is to figure out what is going to separate you from the pack and have you stand out. Literally there are about 100,000 releases coming out now - per week. So, the only critique I would have is to do somethings that are more risky, sonically standing out more and visually too. There's a pretty big post I put out on my website that might detail some more ideas. https://www.benjamingroff.com/blog/the-5-secret-pillars-for-breakout-success Might be some insights in there. Again, this is really really great but basically for myself on the signings and also posts at We Are: The Guard - it's a search to find the +1 of where you are at here but it certainly sounds like you are on your way! I'll look to follow you on your channels.