• New Song - Sad News
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New Song - Sad News
on: February 06, 2019, 22:36:42
Hey itís been a while! Iíve been working on this track on and off for a while, due to other commitments, but itís finally done. What do you guys think?

https://soundcloud.com/jed-long/sad-news

Lyrics:

The news is too sad for me lately,
I canít seem to stand the pain,
Iím not saying I can save the world,
But Iím not saying Iíll make it worse,

Maybe I could save the world,
Maybe, if I tried,
Maybe I could save the world,
One piece of news at a time
Maybe I could save the world,
Maybe, if I tried,
Maybe I could save the world,
One piece of news at a time

I only see the bad stuff on tv,
I never see it for myself,
I canít see the difference made by me,
But I canít see the harm Iíll do

Maybe I could save the world,
Maybe, if I tried,
Maybe I could save the world,
One piece of news at a time
Maybe I could save the world,
Maybe, if I tried,
Maybe I could save the world,
One piece of news at a time


Re: New Song - Sad News
Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 14:14:08
Hi @JedLong

You have made a song about a topic that worries me a lot, how they make us see the world. (Where is that other world that still exists and we lack?)

I really like the introduction and the tempo. When the drum stops it leaves a very pleasant sound space and when it reappears with the central part, it's great however the rest so maintained from 1'30 has given me the feeling that the song has dropped its tension... (Don't worry, it's my taste)

Well, it does not matter,  I repeat that I love, I love

"Maybe I could save the world,
Maybe, if I tried,
Maybe I could save the world,
One piece of news at a time
Maybe I could save the world,
Maybe, if I tried,
Maybe I could save the world,
One piece of news at a time

 ::thumb:: ::thumb::


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Re: New Song - Sad News
Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 15:08:41
@Mora Amaro La Loba  thanks for listening! Iím glad you enjoyed the theme, it really engaged me, and I wanted to write about it.

I see what you mean about tension, youíre definitely right, it was sort of intentional, so that it remained calm, like the simple drum beat, but I get thatís not everyoneís thing :)

And Iím glad you love the chorus! I really enjoyed writing and singing it!


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Re: New Song - Sad News
Reply #3 on: February 08, 2019, 15:35:39
It's an excellent message and a good song. I like the sound you have and the instrumentation and vocals  work for me as well. I was thinking, though, how the song would sound if it started without that drum intro.
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Re: New Song - Sad News
Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 19:55:58
Thanks @Leonard Scaper glad you like the message, i really enjoyed getting in to the theme on this one. And I actually don't know, definitely a thought for my next song, I seem to add drums at the beginning almost out of habit now haha But I think it could work nicely without the drums, increase the intensity of the first chorus.


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Re: New Song - Sad News
Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 13:08:07
I like very much
A simple modernity with a fresh and full landscape
Very good work  ::thumb::


Re: New Song - Sad News
Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 01:11:56
I really like this Jed, very moody (in a good way) love the brief pause before the chorus


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Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 04:50:02
This is frickin great!  I dont blow smoke up people's poo hole either!  That chorus melody is fantastic.  The low-fi feel and slight undertempo-ing of the tune gives it this dreary feel that gives the impression of extreme fatigue in trying to save the world.  This is going in my playlists.  Awesome, awesome :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:


Re: New Song - Sad News
Reply #8 on: February 12, 2019, 21:03:56
Thank you @Marcus Nalgaber , glad you like it, and appreciate the listen and comments, definitely the style I was going for!

@realkevm thanks! haha yeah, it's got a moody feel, a sort of desperation at the news kind of thing, thanks for listening!

@Knate thank you very much! glad you like the chorus melody, I really enjoyed making it, and yeah that's what I was going for, the news is just constantly sad and dreary and I want to replicate that, but with a sense of hope in the chorus! Thanks for the listen and for the playlist add!



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