Thanks for the submission. And thanks for sharing such a personal emotion and time of struggle with us all. I like the instrumentation used, and the use of environmental sounds. Keeping in mind that from a licensing perspective it's always best to exclude those. But this feels more like an album release and so no need to worry in that sense. I like the vibe of the vocals as well. Although at some point I wish there was a switch in emotion in the performance as well as the bed of the song. It's very flat emotionally throughout. Would have been good to have more of an arc, drops, etc. Also a bridge on the song may help bring it more life. Other than that I life everything else in terms of sound and execution. In my realm of expertise (synch/licensing) I think this could have a spot in an indie film for example. Or as background (source) music in a club. In Film/TV. Keeping in mind how specific the lyrics are, it would have to be used in spots where the audience won't think the music is associated to the emotions of the protagonist in any way. Great work. And thanks again for sharing such an intimate moment in your life with the world. All the best!
A positively glacial slice of atmospheric electropop. I feel like this song and your previous single ‘Ashes’ are great examples of your work and certainly convey a good showcase of what you’re about as an artist. Excited to hear the record! I‘d be happy to support this track on my Spotify ‘Fresh Finds’ playlist once it gets released.
This is cool! Phantogram-y. I like the darkness of the instrumentation, too. Nice job with the video, too. You've certainly got me curious about the rest of the album. Tell you what: Send me a high-quality MP3 and a three-line bio and I'll see what I can do about getting you some feature play here in Toronto. Use email@example.com. Meanwhile, I'll share it with my networks. That'll be good for about 100,000 people.
Dark, cavernous synth buzzing and creeping vocals concoct a haunting aesthetic to start, building with a climatic allure (production reminiscent fondly of Depeche Mode). The one-minute mark sees a fantastic expansion, with moody synth arpeggio and rising vocals merging the intro's mysterious, subdued nature with a late-night club feeling, thanks for the synths -- this section enjoyably akin to Robyn and Röyksopp collaborations. "Ashes feel," verses re-emergence glides back in seamlessly. Chorus returns around 02:10 with similarly delightful qualities, the "only ever brought me home," bridge providing a satisfying structural twist at the precise/appropriate time. Thanks for sending this track! I look forward to sharing upon its release. Please send over the link on release day to firstname.lastname@example.org, and also -- since you noted needing help promoting -- don't hesitate to inquire about my PR services' rates, success stories, and strategy. Thanks again! -Mike
Hi NightNight - love the artist name and it matches the vibe of the music. I'm a fan generally of darker music, so enjoyed listening to this. Also nice work on the video. My hunch is for the promotion of this and building your fanbase - my suggestion is finding the corners of the internet and Spotify, Apple, etc. that are your "tribe" here, your sonic "family" and reach out / connect, identify strong UGC playlists in that area and start building your campaign to see if they can help support your music ... As a bonus, there's a part of how to do that in my book here - if you want to go to here: https://www.benjamingroff.com/get-the-book and get the PDF for free. I think I have a chapter on specific steps to do that, if you haven't already. Also, you know which artists your potential fans are probably going to like in this space - so targeting those artists in campaigns that are just "set it and forget it" i.e. investing $20 / week in directing people to follow you on Spotify will pay dividends in the long run. Really enjoyed the song - not sure if it's quite right for my channels at the moment - but it sounds like you're on the right path!