- 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)
One of the better songs I've been sent here. It was very well done, and I appreciated everything from the production to the expert-level spacing on the songwriting to your vocals, which I found really interesting. Excellent job here.
I have to admit, at first I wasn't really a fan, but the song grabbed me about halfway through. It's a cool indie rock vibe, and I get where there's an audience for this. The video was a neat idea, though at times I wished there was a little more to it...though I understand that may not have been your intention. I'm not positive what the market for this sound is at the moment, but I think you clearly have talent and understand this genre. Well done.
One of the best things I've been sent on this platform. Really loved this. I encourage you to hire a publicist or spend money to market this somehow, because I could see this helping you develop a fan base and becoming a working musician!
I love everything about this. It's incredibly sweet, and your voice and your performance perfectly match the tone of the track, the music itself and the video. I love your voice and the simple playing. I'm not sure where this would go in today's music ecosystem, but I wish more people could hear this. Will definitely be sharing!
I enjoyed this song. I thought you had some really great moments songwriting-wise and I believe it's clear you know what you're doing in that department. It's fun, but I do feel it's missing a little something musically to take it to the next level. It gets just a little repetitive at points. Maybe a different producer or another musician could help you change things up slightly? Otherwise, really well done.
I enjoyed the song, and I thought the video was really great. I would have loved a little more movement from you, but I think it was still very well done. My only suggestion musically would be to tweak the vocal production. I think it should stand out a little more, perhaps it needs to be turned up a bit. Otherwise, well done.
I enjoyed this song, but I don't know that it really stood out for me. It may have been a bit too familiar, which can both be a good thing and unhelpful. I would think about what your group can bring to the table that no one else can and lean into that fully. Also, I found the recording quality poor, so it was very difficult to make out the lyrics. Perhaps that's your decision, but it wasn't the best choice for me.
Loved this! So well composed and performed. Interesting and melodic, and I really enjoyed the video as well. Unfortunately, as I assume you know, there isn't as large a market for music like this as other styles, but I would believe you could find work in this space, depending on what you're trying to do. Great job!
Very cool track. It has the feeling and vibe the sound lends itself to, and I really enjoyed it. I'm still singing the refrain as well. Good job! More of this and I think you've got a good brand going. If you have a team around you I could imagine you getting some bookings (when you can do that again) and a bit of press.
This was a really sweet track. I enjoyed the laidback guitar and your vocals pair really well with the sound. At times I felt the songwriting was a little jumbled, and maybe if the words had been able to breathe a bit more, it might have served the track better. Also, I think the recording quality could have been better.
I really loved this. It was so well done, very smooth, stylish, and it's own thing while still reminding me of other musicians and songs. I do think that, unfortunately, you may be looking to attract a relatively niche audience, but if you have more tunes like this, you may be able to get some good press attention, especially in French-speaking countries.
I liked this, but I can't say I loved it. It was certainly leaning into that dark field of rock, and I think there's a big audience for that kind of music. I'm trying to put my finger on what I felt was missing, but having a hard time doing so (this is art, after all). Perhaps it could have grown even larger by the end? I'm sorry I can't be more helpful.
Very cool. This song is a complete vibe. It didn't quite feel...premium? If that's the word? Something to take it from rising musicians to something you'd hear coming out of a major. Perhaps mastering or mixing? But the style and the substance, it's all really good, and I love that it stands out from everything else I've heard on this platform.
Good job! I enjoyed the video, and the song, for the most part. There were times I thought it was brilliant, and then at times it wore on me a little, if I'm being honest. It was really clever in a lot of ways, and then also amateurish at other times. Perhaps there's something to be done in production/mixing/mastering that would make it sound just a little bit more premium?
I liked this! I wish it was a bit longer! I don't have anything to say about your lyrical content or songwriting, as I thought it was all catchy and well done. Next time around I might think about trying to make it all sound a bit more premium if that makes sense? At the moment, the recording quality and the beat itself both feel a little less than, and I think if you turned it all up slightly, or perhaps did it all in a different way, it might sound even better.
I enjoyed this song, though the recording quality left a little to be desired. Maybe for another track you can focus on the production/mixing/mastering. But this is certainly a vibe! I think the video has some interesting ideas, but some of it certainly felt really homemade. I know how videos can be expensive, but keep in mind that those watching don't always realize that (or even care).
I liked this. I applaud you on being able to make a video that was probably done with a limited budget, but which still feels very cool, sexy and interesting. The track was nice, but I'm not sure it's quite enough to stand out from the pack. There's a LOT of music right now that fits under the alt-R&B label, and it's really difficult to break through. I think you're talented, but as you progress, maybe play around more with sounds, songwriting and anything and everything else and see if you can't discover something that will help set your art apart.
Wow. So well done! The song is very cool, the production is great, and the video is a prime example of how you can make a spectacle off of what I assume wasn't a major label budget. Excellent job!
I must admit, at first I didn't think I'd be into this song, but by the end you'd hooked me. I loved when it built into something really grand, with the layered vocals and everything. Having said that, I think perhaps what could take this to the next level would be different mixing or mastering? It's a well-composed and performed track, but the audio quality could maybe be a bit better? Also, there were just a few moments when the songwriting felt like it needed a bit of smoothing out, but otherwise I really enjoyed this. Great job!
I enjoyed this! It was well shot for this kind of video and well performed. I can't say I have any real notes, though I am also not positive that this really stands out quite enough to grab someone's attention. It's a very pleasant track, but is there a way you can imagine for it to really bang? This may require a different producer or other creative talents...or maybe your other songs do exactly that? Anyway, good job on this tune!
This was a cool song! It has a really good vibe and energy to it, and it's...well, I think I'll stick with the word cool here! My only suggestion, if I have to make one, would be that there could be something done to the vocals to make them sound even more high quality. Perhaps another go at mixing, mastering or engineering would take this to the next level? Great job.
This was a really cute song! I enjoyed it, and it was well-produced. I would be curious to see if something could have been changed when it comes to the mixing/mastering/engineering or possibly the recording itself, as I feel the quality could have been a bit better, but altogether a solid cut.
I enjoyed this tune. It was cute and catchy, though I'm not sure it was quite enough to stand out in such a crowded marketplace. I wish I could tell you what might help it go from good to great, but that's up to you. I will say it was a job well done all around and you certainly have talent.
Loved the inclusion of the harmonica--it really took this to a different, interesting place. I would love to hear this done in an even more premium way--maybe better studio, mixing, engineering? Not sure what it needs to go to that next level, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit.
Love this! Right up my alley and really well done. If I have any notes (I'm trying to think of any), maybe there's a way to make it even bigger? Small production elements or creative ones...but I already really liked it just as it is.
Liked this! I can't say it made a huge impression on me, as it's a fairly low-key song, but I think it does what it was trying to do well. I can see people enjoying this and more, if this is typical of your sound. Stick with it and try to make it even more professional-sounding if possible. Maybe a top-notch producer, engineer or mastering expert could take it to the next level?
Wow, really well done. I can see that you put a lot into the video, and it's fun and very cool. The song itself is catchy and well-produced, and it has a very modern/throwback/Weeknd vibe to it, so I can imagine a lot of people getting excited about this. My only suggestion in the future might be finding a way to make the vocals sound even more premium--maybe it's in the mixing/mastering/engineering, or possibly part of the production? Still sounds good, but maybe it could be even better! Grear job here.
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.