• Ice Queen - Ashes for Dreams
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Ice Queen - Ashes for Dreams
on: April 26, 2020, 21:55:55
Well, myself and @Jambrains have been busy again!! This one a song inspired by a conversation about gaslighting.. and I guess it's two fingers to the gaslighters of this world, not that it's that easy if you're stuck in the middle of it..


As always, myself and the big Swede welcome all feedback, crits, suggestions etc on any and all elements.. We will be tweaking based on feedback.


Thanks in advance for your ears and attention.


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I'm an ice queen
I'm aloof and I'm serene
You'll never succeed
In cracking me


Don't try make me the bad guy
Don't push me too far
I'm fine here nicely simmering
I see exactly what you are
I hear the words you spit at me
You want me to spit them back
And then I'll be the villain
The one on the attack


I知 an ice queen
I知 aloof and I知 serene
You'll never succeed
In cracking me
I知 an ice queen
My face is just a screen
You値l never see
What痴 bugging me.


I see what you are doing
You think you hide it well
You manoeuvre and position
As if I cannot tell
That your hurt, it is unfounded
Your fear it is not real
And your treachery's compounded
By an ire you can稚 conceal


I知 an ice queen
I知 aloof and I知 serene
You'll never succeed
In cracking me
I知 an ice queen
My face is just a screen
You値l never see
What痴 bugging me.


In my heart I am already gone
My presence only flesh and bone
Immune to names and sticks and stones
I知 ready to desert you


I知 an ice queen
I知 aloof and I知 serene
You'll never succeed
In cracking me
I知 an ice queen
My face is just a screen
You値l never see
What痴 bugging me.


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Re: Ice Queen - Ashes for Dreams
Reply #1 on: April 27, 2020, 20:12:16
ooh  ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone:: hello!!  :dance: :dance: :dance: :yes: :yes: :yes:

hey kitchenauts, listen to this!!!  ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone::
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Re: Ice Queen - Ashes for Dreams
Reply #2 on: April 28, 2020, 14:20:08
@Zedd and @Jambrains

I like that vocal opening....but the very first note of the song felt like it was not quite there....almost as if something was cut off at the start. Love the vocal delays in the early transition and how the strings come in. The percussion and bass really drive the song nicely.

I like how that guitar comes in at 2:12 to drive the song even harder.

Nice change-up at 2:45 followed by another excellent build.

There is a bit of extraneous noise in the ending that you might want to look at.....right at 4:12.

This is another fantastic production in general. I really like your choice to have a lot of the vocals up high like that as it imparts an....icy...feeling to the performance. Great harmonies as well.
"The main thing is to have a gutsy approach....but use your head." Julia Child

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"Special thanks to Steve Gleason for making me who I am today." Leonard Scaper

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Re: Ice Queen - Ashes for Dreams
Reply #3 on: April 28, 2020, 14:39:06
I am really glad to see that @Leonard Scaper is picking up where he left off. Can稚 really say how glad I am.

And the other intriguing @Zedd and @Jambrains with another outstanding song. Downward slopes to make an Olympic snowboarder dizzy.

I will certainly be back for another spin.
What a track. SoundCloud won稚 know what hit them.
Great.
Kind regards, Gus


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Re: Ice Queen - Ashes for Dreams
Reply #4 on: April 28, 2020, 18:14:33
@Zedd Ok hands up- I didn`t know what gaslighters were;your song explains it and how to resist. >:(
 The opening vocal melody sounded a little quirky but once it was repeated through the song and I liked the vulnerability it brings.
Excellent vocal processing/delays and bgv.The strings are really well done and bass/drums  sound great.
The bridge is cool- well timed .
Another stellar Ashes For Dreams song ::thumb:: ::thumb::

Robert


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Re: Ice Queen - Ashes for Dreams
Reply #5 on: April 29, 2020, 12:41:25
Love that it sounds like ice right from the start.

You have such an interesting tone to your voice. It's got a Stevie Nicks quality yet also a touch of Sarah Brightman.

I love unexpected melody of the chorus.

Solid production. And...love the cover art as well!!

Great great great!

Micky


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Re: Ice Queen - Ashes for Dreams
Reply #6 on: May 02, 2020, 23:49:49
Thank you @Dutchbeat  - love your little dance-y emojis!! :dance: :dance:


@Leonard Scaper - welcome back after your scary ordeal! Thanks so much for the listen and the positive feedback ! We'll look at that spot - thanks a milll!


@Le Plongeur - Gus as always thank you for your lovely comments. Delighted you enjoyed it...


@robertkc - I think it's a relatively new term but not a new phenomenon for sure.. Not the first time we've been called quirky :) and yes you're not alone in finding the chorus melody a little challenging to grab at first... Agree re the strings / drums / bass by @Jambrains .. Thanks a mill for your lovely comments!


@Mutrins thanks so much for your lovely comments.. Very much appreciated

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Re: Ice Queen - Ashes for Dreams
Reply #7 on: May 07, 2020, 07:14:08
It makes me think of women I've known.  Got a chill. Nice song!


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Re: Ice Queen - Ashes for Dreams
Reply #8 on: May 07, 2020, 07:19:27
While I, like a thief in the night, stopped by again to listen, it seems like someone else had the exact same idea. I was warned that while I was typing bla bla bla and I might want to consider altering my post. @Zedd  @Jambrains
No I don稚 want to do that (schoolyard bully mode on) I was here first to bump and I won稚 be outbumped by someone else.
Bully mode off.
OK, now I am going to check who it was to jump the queue.
Kind regards, Gus.


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Re: Ice Queen - Ashes for Dreams
Reply #9 on: May 19, 2020, 22:57:02
Thanks @CGHound  - well I guess it's from the perspective of an angry woman.. or a woman fighting back.. so hopefully you haven't been in many such encounters  :) :)


@LePlongeur - Gus thanks so much for the support.. you're quite lovely you know!! Thanks for the bully bumping!!!!


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Re: Ice Queen - Ashes for Dreams
Reply #10 on: May 20, 2020, 19:24:33
Hola @Zedd,

I love your song, I love it, the voice,l the chorus, the lyrics, the arrangement...  ::heart:: ::heart:: ::thumb::
I did not know that to live I had to die so many times
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