• first of the year from me - "Do You Still Believe"
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first of the year from me - "Do You Still Believe"
on: February 01, 2021, 10:50:12

 I've decided I'm going to try and produce 1 track per month for 2021, I managed to not fall at the first hurdle and this is what I made for January.

  https://soundcloud.com/dakoda-sada/dakoda-sada-do-you-still-believe-demo

 here's the lyrics

 Tell me do you still believe
 He's gunna come and save everyone
 Or can you now see clearly
 That God's the biggest conspiracy theory

(chorus)
 The media are the enemy
 Your strength is the sense you were born with
 Before your brain was polluted
 While your resolve was being diluted

 Tell me do you still believe
 Its the lizard people runnin' the world
 Or was your memory erased
 When the spaceship brought you back
 And your head was shaved

(repeat chorus)

 Tell me do you still believe
 That you died from a government hoax
 Or did you realise
 It's the internet that lies
 And you opened your eyes
I prefer poisoner to fish chef...


Re: first of the year from me - "Do You Still Believe"
Reply #1 on: February 01, 2021, 15:35:32
@Dakoda   This song surprised me. I'm thinking of it as a danceable protest song and a reflection of a bit of what's going on without being preached to

 :thumbsup:
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Re: first of the year from me - "Do You Still Believe"
Reply #2 on: February 01, 2021, 18:19:13
@Dakoda , i love it, so a like and a repost on Soundcloud from me  :thumbsup: :dance: :dance: :dance:


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Re: first of the year from me - "Do You Still Believe"
Reply #3 on: February 01, 2021, 18:41:27
yes this for me
is a cold combination of 80's decadence, with a frustration born of current state of the world and sobriety.
80's was the last great decade of songwriting for me.
Synth Rock!

nice one!


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Re: first of the year from me - "Do You Still Believe"
Reply #4 on: February 03, 2021, 00:53:42

     8) Thanks for the kind comments guys  :)

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Re: first of the year from me - "Do You Still Believe"
Reply #5 on: February 03, 2021, 08:29:36
« Last Edit: February 03, 2021, 08:31:52 by Tolo »
Really enjoyable - and so nostalgic - loving those big syn drums! Your falsetto vocal in the chorus itself has an ethereal synth quality about it. I would have loved to hear some League-esque backing vocals on this too - just for the cherry on top. Is there a slight nod to Abba at the end - the flute instrument has a touch of the 'Gimme Gimme Gimme' riff?

 But it got my toe tapping on a wet Joburg morning... :ok:
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Re: first of the year from me - "Do You Still Believe"
Reply #6 on: February 03, 2021, 11:09:27
Is there a slight nod to Abba at the end - the flute instrument has a touch of the 'Gimme Gimme Gimme' riff?

  no not intentionally , but now you've said it , I cant hear anything but Abba now!
  thanks  for that @Tolo !  , I think ! ha!!! :D
                 ::thumb:: 
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Re: first of the year from me - "Do You Still Believe"
Reply #7 on: February 08, 2021, 14:49:52
@Dakoda  Congratulations!! ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::


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Re: first of the year from me - "Do You Still Believe"
Reply #8 on: February 13, 2021, 07:18:35
This is what I like about this songs for review thingy. It makes me listen to song I normally would not listen to.
The combi between the music (the style too) and the lyrics are great.
Very well done!
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Re: first of the year from me - "Do You Still Believe"
Reply #9 on: February 14, 2021, 12:41:39
No Tengo Dinero - A bit like Righeira, very 80s. Remember Freeez? And Divine? Italo dance mixes. Yes, they all return with this song. Compliments that you succeeded in doing that.

I was a bit surprised by the occasional beat skipping in the song. Interesting, as it keeps on rolling none the less.
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Re: first of the year from me - "Do You Still Believe"
Reply #10 on: February 14, 2021, 20:57:10
Brought back the 80s to me straight away. Not the sort of thing I listen to now, but a wonderful life-affirming track whatever the lyrics might say. Excellent!
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Re: first of the year from me - "Do You Still Believe"
Reply #11 on: March 05, 2021, 13:38:22
The beat is so good. Production is  :praise:

It's got that 80s vibe that I love! I also get Abba from it too haha. Sometimes it reminds me of "hung up" by Madonna. She sampled Abba in that one.

Awesome job on this!!


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Re: first of the year from me - "Do You Still Believe"
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It works for me :-)
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