• I Cant Stop Loving You - new tune
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I Cant Stop Loving You - new tune
on: July 31, 2016, 14:51:42
Hey guys

its been a little while since Ive had time to get back on here, but here it is at last! A new tune.

https://soundcloud.com/jthargreaves/i-cant-stop-loving-you-original-2016

As usual, all feedback is welcome in regards to the song itself, the mix and the performance.

Thanks in advance, James


LYRICS

If there's a way, if there's any way at all
I'm coming with you
If there's a hope, if there's any hope at all
I'm coming with you

So what do you say? Is it more than a game?
Is it more than a dance through the snow and the rain?
What do you say? Is there life in the flame?
Is it more than a dream where we play?

I should know much better
You should know much better too
But I can't stop loving you

There's not a day, there's not any day at all
When I'm not thinking of you







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Re: I Cant Stop Loving You - new tune
Reply #1 on: July 31, 2016, 16:10:38
just lovely again, James

These echos and backing vocals are super....


I got hints of U2 of this....what a great song all over
this song also potential for playing on festivals I think

I could hear drums and bass kick in at various points.....

Great, James!!! ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::
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Re: I Cant Stop Loving You - new tune
Reply #2 on: July 31, 2016, 18:01:24
@it must be me, Dutchbeat? - thanks! yeah its fun mucking about with the delay and backing vocals. I kinda noticed with the Beatles, they transform a whole song just by the backing vocals often. You can play a beatles song (like please please me for example) with just one voice, and it sounds good, but you add in all the lennon-mccartney layered backing vocals and it sounds incredible - it completely makes the song.
Hints of U2? yeah I guess I can see that! haha. And as for playing at festivals... maybe if me and @acoustic-alice ever put together an acoustic band, it might happen! haha you never know...



Re: I Cant Stop Loving You - new tune
Reply #3 on: July 31, 2016, 19:10:18
If you start a band - I'm retiring - so I would have time to be your roadie.  ::e-guitar3::

 


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Re: I Cant Stop Loving You - new tune
Reply #4 on: July 31, 2016, 19:56:58
@vincent_stewart - hahahahaha, sounds good to me! you're hired! ha!


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Re: I Cant Stop Loving You - new tune
Reply #5 on: July 31, 2016, 20:50:01
Hey @jameshargreaves , sounds great to me!! I love the playing and the backvocals most! As for the leadvocal: especially in the beginning it sounds a bit fragile/as if you are not controlling your breath (the way I know you can). That's the only pointer I can give you. Very nice tune, sticks in the head immediately. I enjoyed listening, thanks for sharing.. Well done mate!!
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Re: I Cant Stop Loving You - new tune
Reply #6 on: July 31, 2016, 22:57:59
Nothing wrong with a bit of country....


Lovely melody and as usual, beautifully sung... And yes, it's catchy... lovely BVs...


Really enjoyed it..


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Re: I Cant Stop Loving You - new tune
Reply #7 on: August 01, 2016, 13:08:02
As usual, nailed it! Very clever production job on this. That delay effect paired with the harmonies at the end makes all the difference. Kudos!

Production; 10/10
Performance; 10/10


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Re: I Cant Stop Loving You - new tune
Reply #8 on: August 02, 2016, 16:29:06
@BillyNomad - many thanks! I've actually got loads of tips on the production stuff from the guys on this forum, its been mega helpful!

@Zedd - thankyou :) now if I could only do the BV's without autotune....

@MartiMedia - thanks - I agree yeah the vocals weren't the best, but at least they werent the worst! haha. I guess thats just one of the annoying aspects of recording as a hobby - you have to fit it in as and when you have time, which means sometimes you dont have much time and dont do quite as good as job as you're capable of. Or I do, at least. But - Im going to update the This Is Love thread in a moment, and would appreciate your input on the vocals on the new (and extremely different) version of that song. I think the vocals on that were a bit stronger? all input welcome!



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