• Lean Into Me
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Lean Into Me
on: January 05, 2020, 09:38:09
First time @Zedd  heard this she said: ah, a love song for your generation and I'd say that summary was spot on. After all, why should the kids have all the good love songs?  ;D
She also (as always) provided valuable input to the lyrics
Even though I seem to get softer and softer I did manage to break out for a little while towards the end
This is the first mix and I'm pretty sure I'll go back and tweak it in a few weeks (I'm already hearing a thing or two that need a tweak) so if something pokes your ear; bring it on!
https://soundcloud.com/jambrains/lean-into-me

The shine of silver in your hair
The lines of laughter ‘round your eyes
You never try to hide
All the years that we’ve shared
Were better than I dreamed
The day you said you’d be my bride

See we’re still around
no matter what life throws at us
we always stand our ground
we lost some battles
but not the war

When I was weak
down on my knees
You picked me up
And put me back on my feet
Lean into me
My turn to lead
Let me brush away your tears

Hand in hand, we stood
strong and fast together
As we faced each challenge down
Side by side, we walked
we would never waver
We would never give an ounce

Can you see what I see?
Together we are so much more
more than you and me
Can you feel what I feel?

When I was weak
down on my knees
You picked me up
And put me back on my feet
Lean into me
My turn to lead
Let me brush away your tears

As we turned each page
And embraced each change
Our love remained blind
To the passing of time
So I don’t believe
The face that I see
When I look in the mirror
Can possibly be me

When I was weak
down on my knees
You picked me up
And put me back on my feet
Lean into me
My turn to lead
Let me brush away your tears

Lean into me
My turn to lead
Lean into me
It's my turn to lead
Let man's petty nations tear themselves apart
My land's only borders lie around my heart


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Re: Lean Into Me
Reply #1 on: January 06, 2020, 18:11:50
oh my @Jambrains, you are getting soft  ::) ::) ::) :o :o :o

but seriously, a very beautiful song in my opinion, and yes you full out at a certain point .....full ou into sweet home Alabama mode  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

very interesting arrangment with the drums and guitars going all over the place in the last bits  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

you ask what pokes my ear.... ??? ??? ??? not much, but the snare drumsounds a bit muffled on my headphones, and i would like some  faster hiatts or ride cymbal to come out at points and sticking out in the mix  :yes: :yes: :yes: :dance: :dance: :dance:....just two things i was thinking when listening and enjoying this track

but i must add to that that my hearing is not that good anymore

great job!  ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone::



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Re: Lean Into Me
Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 04:47:14
Hey @Jambrains the song is sounding great!
I really love that bridge: the rhythms, the melodic contrast , … everything really.  :ok:
The outro rocks too.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Lean Into Me
Reply #3 on: January 08, 2020, 13:17:15
Sounds good @Jambrains! Emotional words merged together with very nice composition without getting tooo sweet. The very end is nice detail also. :-)


Re: Lean Into Me
Reply #4 on: January 08, 2020, 19:25:11
Hi @Jambrains

Yes it's a love song with a different taste... I like it, the lyrics run good and also the mix... may be, as @Dutchbeat says, some percussion or snare could appear enhancing some parts... But, it's just a personal appreciation.
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Re: Lean Into Me
Reply #5 on: January 08, 2020, 20:36:49
I like it a lot @Jambrains  ........being an older guy I appreciate the excellent sentiments. Solid production and stellar performances, as usual. Love the tone of the bass. There were a couple of places where the syncopation of the snare threw me off a bit....the first "When I was weak..." section specifically.

Fantastic guitar work in there at the end. Very cool idea to change it up like that.....the song got downright anthemic!!! I'll also echo @Mo regarding the very end....nice arrangement touch there.



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Re: Lean Into Me
Reply #6 on: January 09, 2020, 11:17:27
I'm even older than the other older guy.
And I had to wait a very long time for that.
But do we have to state a reason for liking your song very much?
Don't think so.
As long as a love life for seniors is a bit taboo, we don't need extra reasons to keep writing about it. Very well done.
Kind regards, Gus


Re: Lean Into Me
Reply #7 on: January 09, 2020, 13:40:23
I realy like this song. Raw and honest song....great in my book.
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