• New June/May song - "The Rain" - This time it rocks (a little bit ;-)
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Hi you all,

we have a new song online that in fact is a very old one that I wrote a long time ago (16 years or so...). This is the first time that I recorded it properly and I don't think that I ever spend so much time in mixing a song... not sure if this is a good mix and any recomendations / comments are highly welcome.

I know the lyrics are not the best ones (they are ok but not more than this) and also this is an unusual genre for us since we usually do more quited songs... Would be great to hear if it works in your opinion.

https://soundcloud.com/june_may/the-rain

Thanks a lot for listening!!

Fabian

We were together, today its a year.
But there's no romantic evening you are not here.
I don't know why it went like this.
I can still taste your final kiss.

There was sun and there was rain.
We stood in the eye of a hurricane.
You took your chance and said goodbye.
I ain't gonna miss you when I try.

I knew you would go,
everybody told me so.
Now its like it used to be,
the rain keeps on falling on me,
just on me

You were my lover, you've been my friend
but everything I loved has come to an end.
I don't know why it went like this.
I can still taste your final kiss.

There was sun and there was rain.
We stood in the eye of a hurricane.
You never told me the reason why.
I ain't gonna miss you when I try.


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Hey Fabian and Carina,

Wow nice catchy song, thanks for sharing!
The melody sticks in my head for sure! Yes the lyrics are a bit cheesy to me, but they work! I love
Carina's voice (lead and backing), sounds great on this track.
From the production perspective:
I think all is okay in the mix, but I think I hear a limiter working hard somewhere in the master stage.
Looking at my VU meters the song is really loud and seems to have limited dynamic range (in terms of
'loudness'). Even in the quiet part my level meters almost don't move ;-) So reviewing the limiter
settings would be my suggestion.
Well done piece of work!

MM
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I'm proud of this track, check it out! https://soundcloud.com/martimedia/dreams


Hi Fabien,

Sounds great - agree with @MartiMedia (well of course his techie stuff goes completely over my head!! :-))

Very catchy. I would bring the bvs up in the chorus mix although maybe it's just my headphones but they were a bit 'barely there' for me.

Great song though - love your sound.

Z


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lovely!! i like this idea in the lyrics, that the rain only falls on one person, a nice idea for a video...., but it makes the title of the song just being "the rain" a bit too simple perhaps  ??? ??? ???, i mean there must be loads of songs with that title...
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Hi Marti, Hi Zedd, hi Dutchbeat,

thanks so much for your comments and for listening so closely.

Regarding the limiter: I will play around with the settings a bit more. Let's see if I hit a better spot.

Backing vocals: agree they are not very loud... one has to say that the problem with this song is that while Carina usually sings them, this time I generated them in Melodnye... meaning that they don't sound very real. They are ok when being in the background but they are not good enough to be put to the front...

The name: hmm, never thought about it but yes, I'll think about a better title... "The rain keeps on falling on me"??

Best,

Fabian


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Let us know how that worked out with the limiter stuff @junemay , I believe there's potential in this track!


Nice song, very clear vocals


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Hi there,

Nice song! The chorus is very catchy.To me it's one of those happy sounding sad songs...nothing wrong with that,it's just an observation.I would have liked a bit more of an intro and yes,some of the lyrics could be reworked a little,but other than that I thought the mix,production and singing were all very nice!  ;D  ::thumb::


Hi James, hi Lost Boy,

thanks for your comments. Yes, the question of an "intro or no intro" is a bit complicated to answer for me. I personally often don't have any intros simply because I think in times of soundcloud... you don't have much time to convince a listener that something is a good song. And Carina's voice often is very convincing ;-)

And the lyrics: yes, keep in mind that I wrote them 16 years ago when I was young and stupid ;-)

Best,

Fabian



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