• New Layerson/Major Collaboration -- Let's Stop Pretending
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Hi Everyone,

Wow! Haven't been here for awhile. Amazing new look  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::

Micke @Layerson and I  have spent the summer churning out rough drafts of new songs . We're now entering the second phase in which we're going to start turning those rough drafts into finished recordings.

This is our first effort. Please don't pull any punches. We want to make this as good as we possibly can. Any suggestions concerning the arrangement, recording, lyrics, or other element are welcome.

Thank you in advance for all your great comments  :)


Let's Stop Pretending

Let's stop pretending that we know it all
our ignorance will surely reveal us;
we gotta look deeper, down to the root,
or they will surely defeat us.

Let's stop pretending we're feelin' fine
when we're findin' ways to explain
why one half walks 'round like zombies
and another half is burnin' with pain.

Let's stop pretending.
It's about time... we did.
Let's stop pretending
that everything's fine...
the world's in deep danger
if we continue this way
Let's stop pretending...
and start making changes... let's do it today.

Let's stop pretending everything's okay
we know in our souls that it's not
people at the top gettin' most of the money
people at the bottom getting shot

Repeat Chorus:


https://soundcloud.com/smajor1/lets-stop-pretending-1/s-JL7ES
I'm a lyricist seeking music writers to work with.


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Re: New Layerson/Major Collaboration -- Let's Stop Pretending
Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 20:23:23
wow, @smajor and @Layerson
 :o :o :o :o the atmosphere in the track is super in my opinion

the deep vocal in combination with the music sounds very good right from the start  ::thumb::

nice!!!!
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Re: New Layerson/Major Collaboration -- Let's Stop Pretending
Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 18:41:00
Yes, i’m glad your back.
Depending on what you want to do with it, I think it pretty much does the job. In a pleasant way primitive/draws me in from the start. Lyrics that tells me the story. What else could we ask for?
Great! @smajor
What kind of improvement were you looking for?
I am a no frills (or at least as little as possible) fan.
But if we all do what I like, we’d all sound the same, wouldn’t we?
Kind regards, Gus


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Re: New Layerson/Major Collaboration -- Let's Stop Pretending
Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 22:33:48
Hi @LePlongeur ,

Hey Gus!

Actually I'm pretty happy with what we've got (just a couple of nit picks). We're just wondering if other people hear things we don't. So far it seems like we're good.

Later,
Stan


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Re: New Layerson/Major Collaboration -- Let's Stop Pretending
Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 09:02:00
@smajor  @Layerson  - nice one. Here are some thoughts.
tempo could go up a notch. Drums seem a bit muffled. I'd EQ and lower the vocals a bit, put up the drums in the mix.

Lyrics: who are "They"? Can it be a bit more specific?

looking forward hearing the next steps
recommending https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works "How music works", book by David Byrne.


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Re: New Layerson/Major Collaboration -- Let's Stop Pretending
Reply #5 on: September 07, 2018, 18:41:31
Hi @oorlab,

Thank you for the comments, Dick. Exactly the nitty-gritty stuff we're looking for. We'll be focusing on the final recording soon.

Later,
Stan