- 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)
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.
I really liked the beat, especially the breakdown part. Might still need to be amped up a but...or maybe it needs a smoother mixing or something. It's close, but not quite right to blow up. Good job.
I liked this, though I'm not sure it stood out enough for me. Music is so crowded these days, you need to put something out there that really rises above the rest, and I think you have talent, but need to work toward being bigger, louder, or just better than others.
This was really cool. Everything, from the name to the actual execution, shows you are original and you have talent. There was a little something missing, in that it sounded a bit amateurish (as in I don't imagine I'd hear this on Top 40 radio), but that is likely just a mixing/mastering tweak. Otherwise, really good!
I like the mix of electronics and indie pop-rock, and the hook got me into it. The song still sounds a bit amateurish, but there's a charm to it when you keep that. If you wanted to elevate your sound, you could go for a more expensive production or potentially a nicer studio.
I can't say I was in love with this, but it was interesting, and you certainly have your own voice and style. I would say the audio quality could be improved just a little bit, especially if you want it to sound even more professional.
This is cool. You clearly have talent as a performer, songwriter, and a product overall (take that how you will). I get what this is, and I think there is an audience for it. I would say that for me, there should be just a little something extra to make your songs stand out from the crowd, but I definitely feel it's in a good place and on the right track.
I went into this song thinking it would be just another boring cover, but it is definitely more interesting than that. I am impressed at what you were able to do with a standard, and yet it doesn't feel like you took it too far. Good job!
The best thing I've been sent in some time. A very cool song, well-written, well-performed, and the video is a prime example of how artists can create a visually-stunning, interesting piece of video art that doesn't necessarily need to cost an arm and a leg. Really good job--I'd be interested to hear more.
Very cool. From the music itself to the lyrics to the way you made a video work with a limited budget, I think this is a job really well done. I bet if you developed your sound a bit more--made it a bit more refined and found a slightly larger budget for some visuals--you might attract a larger audience.
I must admit, I went into listening to this song with skepticism, and I was ready to dislike it, as I have gotten a lot of music from singer-songwriter-types, and it doesn't often stand out. I really did like this though! You sound a lot like Norah Jones on "Come Away With Me," and I think the production was really excellent. Great job with this--clearly you're talented and know what you're doing when it comes to finishing a fully-realized tune that's ready for mass consumption.
This might be the best thing I've ever been sent on Fluence. Honestly incredible. I listened to this three times in a row. This deserves to be a breakout hit for everyone. Really inventive, unique, and an instant earworm. Fantastic job you guys.
A really cool track in every sense. I think it needs a little bit of help when it comes to vocal production (or potentially mixing or mastering), but overall, I thought it was good. The video is a good example of how you can make something interesting on a limited budget, so good job there as well.
The video was cool, and I think it was well done for what I'm assuming was a small budget (typically the case with smaller acts). I wasn't as excited about the song, but it was still fine. Not really my thing, but I bet some people would be into it. I can't say if it actually even needed anything, or if it just wasn't for me.
Very cool. It definitely fits in with the trend of lo-fi electronic music, and I hear a lot of SOHN in this, which I think is a good thing. I can see this being popular with a certain crowd, and I bet you'll only get much better from here.
The song itself definitely has something there, and the chorus was somewhat catchy, though I didn't think it was enough to warrant a write-up. The video was tough, and I get that it's difficult to make something with a limited budget, but there were points in here where the budget was really obvious. I can't tell you exactly what you should do to take it up a notch, but I think it was on its way to being solid. Also, just a note--it's tough to hear you singing about your red bottoms when you then show the bottom of your shoe and it's not red...