• Break Free - positive song competition entry
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Break Free - positive song competition entry
on: March 08, 2018, 17:55:18
« Last Edit: March 08, 2018, 18:01:16 by syl_a_med »
Edit: I figure this song is positive enough so I'll enter it in the contest!

Hey everyone. It's been a while since I've posted anything new due to some major technical issues and working on some quite complex songs (and battling the perfectionist within!). Here's one I'm quite proud of called Break Free which came into my head last October when I was on acid at the lake with my friend. The whole song with all the instrumentation and vocal harmonies and everything was running through my head all day and today I finally have it close to a place which reflects what I heard that day. I'm looking to release this to the world shortly, so if you have any sort of comments to make about anything production, arrangement or performance wise, let me know.

https://soundcloud.com/voieces-band/break-free

Verse 1:

I could swear that I have
Seen this all before somewhere
Locked inside our box again
They’re telling us what we need to be
And who we should believe
Spinning around in the cycle again

Disconnected from our soul
We’ve got everything but we wanted more

Chorus:

Not gonna wait for another day
Sittin here plannin’ for my great escape
Open my wings and fly away
This is how I break free from this cage

Verse 2:

Never thought that it would ever come to this
I’m looking every single stranger in the eye
Believing in the light that shines their way
And every single word we had to say
But we’ll never know if we never try

Reconnected to our soul
We’ve got everything when we want no more

[Chorus]

Bridge:

Locked inside the cages of the mind
Believing every role
As the one that’s been defined

[Chorus]


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Re: Break Free - positive song competition entry
Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 02:10:29
I really like this. It flows so well....perfectly really. the performances and the mix are so good that the song is just there to be appreciated.

When you take things down like that it becomes another song almost that suddenly goes right back to the light hearted flow that started the journey. Really fine production and wonderfully uplifting lyrics.

VERY cool ending.   ;) This will be a strong entry.
"The main thing is to have a gutsy approach....but use your head." Julia Child

 "In a world of robotic conformity, the only originality left in music is the imperfections" Eric Craptone

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Re: Break Free - positive song competition entry
Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 10:37:34
very fine loose breezy optimistic song - well sung and the lyrics paint a clear picture. There might be some mixing things I could recommend, but I am not sure that is the feedback you are looking for. As for the writing - no remarks. Thumbs up ::thumb::
recommending https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works "How music works", book by David Byrne.


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Re: Break Free - positive song competition entry
Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 16:48:11
Thanks for listening @oorlab and @Leonard Scaper

very fine loose breezy optimistic song - well sung and the lyrics paint a clear picture. There might be some mixing things I could recommend, but I am not sure that is the feedback you are looking for. As for the writing - no remarks. Thumbs up ::thumb::

Always looking for any types of feedback - I want these songs to be as good as they can possibly be!


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Re: Break Free - positive song competition entry
Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 16:50:06
hi @syl_a_med , great entry for the competiton, feelgood and very nice music  ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone::

lovely  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: for some reason it reminds me of (the very best of) Tears for  Fears


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Re: Break Free - positive song competition entry
Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 18:24:27
I love this song, it has a very uplifting feel and is perfect for this competition. Nice voice and love the lyrics too.

Anna


Re: Break Free - positive song competition entry
Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 00:56:13
 ::heart:: ::heart:: ::heart::
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Re: Break Free - positive song competition entry
Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 01:20:42
I am actually jealous of how well all the instruments sit in the mix. Something I've been really trying to attain. Your vocals are great too, very chill and feel good song man. Kudos
~Rich
We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;—
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.


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Re: Break Free - positive song competition entry
Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 15:09:17
Thanks everyone for the listens and comments

I am actually jealous of how well all the instruments sit in the mix. Something I've been really trying to attain. Your vocals are great too, very chill and feel good song man. Kudos
~Rich

Thank you very much Rich, I've only been producing music for about a year so this is a very encouraging compliment!


Re: Break Free - positive song competition entry
Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 18:12:28
nice chill out tune, dig the chorus with the additiinal instruments kicking in, nice! @syl_a_med
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Re: Break Free - positive song competition entry
Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 10:25:47

 this track has great style ,  I'm a huge Steely Dan fan and this sounds like it could be lifted straight off the "Can't buy a Thrill" album.
 great work, you should make a whole album with that same vibe...
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Re: Break Free - positive song competition entry
Reply #11 on: March 14, 2018, 22:41:25

 this track has great style ,  I'm a huge Steely Dan fan and this sounds like it could be lifted straight off the "Can't buy a Thrill" album.
 great work, you should make a whole album with that same vibe...
Dakoda

I'm working on it! 10 tracks and more than half are a similar style. I'll be posting mixes for feedback on this forum


Re: Break Free - positive song competition entry
Reply #12 on: March 18, 2018, 22:41:49
This is by far my favorite entry man, really love the feel of this song. Drums are great too which scored you bonus points with me. Really shines when you hit that chorus. Can't wait to hear more of your stuff. Long nights
~Rich



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