- Words on music for Forbes, and also Huffington Post, Myspace, and BlackBook Magazine. Previously: Billboard, MTV, Mic, etc. Also editor of Pop! Bang! Boom!
Words on music for Forbes, and also Huffington Post, Myspace, and BlackBook Magazine. Previously: Billboard, MTV, Mic, etc. Also editor of Pop! Bang! Boom!
- music industry, music tech, music writing, music writing / blogging, music journalism
- indie pop, music, pop
- NYC (by way of Boston)
Love this! Love everything about this! It's honestly one of the best songs I've been sent on this platform. I can see this track performing well if you can get it to some streaming playlists, and if you have more like this, you're well on your way. You definitely have a knack for songwriting and producing!
While this sounded a little too amateurish to perform well with the masses (in my opinion), I liked your flow (most of the time--there were a few lines that were a little clunky), the lyrics, and the overall message of the song. It was sweet and you delivered it well. Good job!
Everything about this song is so pretty. Your voice is perfect for the style of the track and the songwriting, and it all works. My only suggestion might be to somehow better the production quality, though I imagine it all may have been an artistic choice. Either way, great job!
I loved loved loved this music video. It is so well done and it looks like it cost a million bucks. Really well done. I have to say I loved the video much more than the song itself, which I honestly thought was fine. Something about the recording quality made it seem a little less high-quality than the clip. That's my only real note here, as the rest is simply an artistic choice.
This is the best song I've been sent on this platform in a long time. I didn't know where it was going initially, but once the beat hit, I was wowed...and then you started performing and it went to another level. I truly loved everything about this. Your flow is incredible and you managed to make a song about something very serious entertaining and popping as well. Really great job!
I can't say I'm really here for the video (which I know can be really tough to make), but the song is great. You have a serious talent for creating hooks and for slick, unique production. I'd love to hear it turned up just a bit, and perhaps mixed or mastered a little more...professionally? (not sure the word to use here), but other than that it's a really cool track.
Very cool track. I was really into it, and I can see many others feeling the same way. Keep going and see if there are ways to make your music sound even more premium--maybe mixing/mastering/engineering? If this went up one more notch I'd say it could really hit the masses.
I think this was a sweet track, but I'm afraid it didn't really do a lot for me. I certainly don't mean it wasn't good, but I didn't think it had enough to stand out and become stuck in my brain. I can't say what it was exactly, but it's missing...something.
This song was perfectly fine, but, and I'm sorry to say, I didn't hear anything that really stood out or that I could be really excited about. I think you need to find your voice and lean into it, as well as perhaps investing in higher quality recording. But keep going!
This was pretty, but I'm not sure it really stood out for me. I feel like I have heard songs like this before. I don't mean to say something negative about your track, I just want to express that music performs best when it stands out, and I'm not sure this will rise above many others.
I like this, but it doesn't quite feel like it's all the way there. Perhaps the mixing or mastering, I'm not sure, but there is a slight amateurish quality in the vocals. You have talent for sure, but I'd love to hear this get to a place where it's indistinguishable from a professional.
I can't understand the lyrics, but I still enjoyed the tune. It had a special, likable ethereal quality to it, and while I think it could have gone just a bit further, it's well done and interesting and certainly pleasant to listen to.
This isn't usually a style of music I gravitate toward, but it does what it does very well! This sounds like a great example of this genre, and I can see people who love bands that typically traffic in this style being into this as well.
Very cool track. The chorus really kicks. I'm not well-versed enough in studio speak to tell you what this needs, but it feels like if it was just ever so slightly more expertly mastered or mixed, it would sound like a smash. Really good work here!
I liked this, even if it felt like something I may have heard years ago. I don't know that I believe it's the kind of track that will develop a huge audience, but you were clearly thinking about melody and harmony, and you created a fun piece of music. Good job!
The only suggestion I have is that the recording quality sounds just a bit amateurish. I can't put my finger on exactly what makes it feel this way, but if this was taken up just a notch, if it was smoothed out a bit more or amped up a bit more it would feel like a potential hit from a cool new indie-pop act. Really good job on the chorus, it's so infectious.
Very fun, very cool. It's missing a little something, and I'm having a hard time putting my finger on exactly what that is, sorry! I'd also suggest finding a recording studio that's maybe a bit more high end. The music is good, but the recording quality would take it up a notch.
You are clearly very talented, and it's really impressive to see someone be able to perform and carry themselves like this in a video at what must be such a young age. Well done! I'd say the only thing is the piano became a bit monotonous, but I liked everything else here!
It's a cute song, but I'm afraid it didn't really stand out for me. I feel like I've heard things just like this before. Perhaps if you found some way to differentiate and mix in something that made it truly unique, it would do more for you. Loved the lyric video too--great concept, well-executed.
I can tell you really have something here--both the song and your songwriting. I wish I could hear a proper studio version, and maybe you should think about mixing the song up just a bit so it doesn't get too monotonous...but what you have so far is really good!
Really good job with this one. It was catchy, well-produced, and interesting as a tune. I love that you can clearly sing, but it wasn't over-the-top. I also liked the video, even though I can tell it was made on a budget--you still created something visually appealing and interesting, which is no easy feat!
I have definitely heard things like this before, but I liked it. The energy was fun, and I could see a crowd dancing along to this. I would say the recording quality brought my enthusiasm down just a bit, but I can tell the song is good!
Well, it's not something I'd listen to on my own, but I have to give you props for the production value here. The musical hook in the chorus really got it. I feel like this is really close to being a seriously solid song, though I can't put my finger on what it's missing, or what keeps me from saying it's all the way there. Sorry if that's vague, but it's almost perfect for what it is, and it sounds and looks very professional. Well done.