• Shades of Red - NEW SONG
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Shades of Red - NEW SONG
on: November 11, 2018, 15:42:28
Hey I'm back, it's a been a while, but I've really enjoyed producing this song. I recently watched a show called maniac, it's on Netflix, but it inspired this song. Let me know what you guys think, and check out the show if you haven't, it's about simulations and reality, and that's what helped inspire the style and lyrics.

https://soundcloud.com/jed-long/shades-of-red

Lyrics:

Iíll believe anything,
Anything in my head
Colours Iíve never seen
Fantasies of shades of red

Everything Iím seeing,
I believe in,
Should I maybe not,
And stop deceiving,
I donít want to,
Live in a lie,
Live in a lie,
Live in a lie,

itís all that i havenít said,
Itís all that I feel oh itís in my head,
Iím lost I canít see this world,
Itís shrouded in shades of red

Everything Iím seeing,
I believe in,
Should I maybe not,
And stop deceiving,
I donít want to,
Live in a lie,
Live in a lie,
Live in a lie


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Re: Shades of Red - NEW SONG
Reply #1 on: November 11, 2018, 17:25:45
I have to admit that I was struggling with this one.....until the vocals came in. Then I was absolutely hooked.

Those full stops are very effective.
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Re: Shades of Red - NEW SONG
Reply #2 on: November 11, 2018, 20:22:01
I really like this style that I call alternative-experimental.
The intro has helped me to situate myself in your sound and after the first stop, your voice has given everything an unexpected twist while still being an alternative song.
I really like this style that I call alternative-experimental.
The intro has helped me to situate myself in your sound and after the first stop your voice has given everything an unexpected twist while still being an alternative. In general, it is something dreamlike ...
The lyrics portray very well the duality of yes and no of what we decide.
I did not know that to live I had to die so many times
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Re: Shades of Red - NEW SONG
Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 21:50:35
@Leonard Scaper thank you, glad it came together with the vocals for you. It took a while to sort out the lyrics, and be happy with them, so Iím glad you enjoyed them.


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Re: Shades of Red - NEW SONG
Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 21:52:22
@Mora Amaro La Loba thanks! Definitely sums up my style, and especially this song in particular, dream like is what I was going for. The show that inspired it, really plays with reality, so I wanted to convey that, and Iím glad you like and got that, appreciate the comments.


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Re: Shades of Red - NEW SONG
Reply #5 on: November 11, 2018, 22:25:39
Love this.. particularly the effect the stops have on it and the general mood changes - very effective altogether... Lovely vocal!


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Re: Shades of Red - NEW SONG
Reply #6 on: November 11, 2018, 22:33:22
@Zedd oh thank you, really appreciate it. The vocals took a lot of time, glad people are enjoying them!


Re: Shades of Red - NEW SONG
Reply #7 on: November 13, 2018, 19:46:30
Blimey it's well glitchy,  like synthesisers talking amongst themselves.
Felt the first minute was a wasted opportunity to be honest. Get a pop song going as soon as possible, before you lose peoples attention,
as the Queen said during her coronation.
Thought your vocal was strong and the song had possibilities, but the glitchy stuff didn't really do it for me.


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Re: Shades of Red - NEW SONG
Reply #8 on: November 14, 2018, 21:04:30
An almost 8-bit start @JedLong.  The vocal style you employed really works for a track like this.
As others have said the full-stops, especially the second one with the reverb overhang are very effective.

I think you could have been bolder with the low bass parts and made them really dominate when there is no vocals.

A good bit of work this

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Re: Shades of Red - NEW SONG
Reply #9 on: November 17, 2018, 16:59:49
You've done a sterling job with the production. Loved it when the bass appeared and then the piano.
I can tell that a lot of work has gone into this.



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