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Unblemished
on: October 12, 2020, 19:40:07
Hey Kitcheners,

I hope that you are well. This is the result of an unexpected collab that started last July. The beautiful instrumental was prepared by Dan James who was missing lyrics for it. The melody and nature of the track immediately struck me, I was passing through a rough patch as my grandmother had just passed away and I really felt I could connect to the music. The words are inspired by her and are my good bye to a very beautiful soul, a very special person who was such an eager listener of my creations :)

... Dan James and myself would greatly appreciate your feedback :)

Take care & stay safe,
Rachel


LINK: https://soundcloud.com/rachel_debattista/unblemished


LYRICS:

Time flowed softly by,
Now nothing is left to tinge the path outside
Surf through the last of tides

The sweetest thoughts
are carried by your smile

It is now you get to see
What you might have missed
Hear the music play the tunes
That hid within the mist

Strumming to the beat
Carried by the wind

A state ofÖ
Falling past the rigid edge of time
Straighten out your wings
Figure thereís no space for letting yourself down

Fly beyond the limits of your dreams
I canít feel the earth
Holding down my feet
No more

Itís time, that hopes unite,
Untie the heavy feeling, let your heart ignite
A sense of life
Unblemished by the thoughts inside your mind

Far away from sight
Things may be unclear
Strategies have gone wrong
But you will seek to persevere

Carry on your track
One step at a time...
Rachel  ::Rachel::
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Re: Unblemished
Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 20:11:17
lovely song, and great lyrics too.

gr. Dan


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Re: Unblemished
Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 20:50:43
oh, that sounds beautiful @Rachel_D and @DanJames

seriously nice  :yes: :yes: , sounds lovely
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Re: Unblemished
Reply #3 on: October 13, 2020, 07:46:48
What a lovely collab @Rachel_D and @DanJames
Love the backing, love the singing and love the words.

My fav line?
Carry on your track
One step at a time.....

I will certainly be back for another spoonful of bliss.
What a way to start a day!!!
Kind regards, Gus


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Re: Unblemished
Reply #4 on: October 15, 2020, 18:29:06
@cheff daniel : Thanks for listening and for your nice words :)

@Dutchbeat  : Thanks for listening Iím glad you like it! :)

@LePlongeur  : Thank you so much for your feedback :)


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Re: Unblemished
Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 19:45:22
Hey Rachel - firstly, well done for writing about such a profound subject - a loss like that can be heartbreaking - but in these words you have captured your sorrow and grief perfectly - along with a celebratory hint in tribute of her life.

For me - the vocal is really lovely - and could be really lush with a full production - so much texture in there - it is like an unearthly instrument. I don't think it sits in the mix too well - but I am listening to it on my phone - I will take a listen again when with my monitors.  Not sure where the issue is - whether the voice is too loud or the track is too soft - but a lot seems to be coming thru' the middle.

But a really nice listen from you and @DanJames  - well done guys.

 
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Re: Unblemished
Reply #6 on: October 15, 2020, 20:01:57
Beautiful song @Rachel_D and @DanJames . Everything fits together wonderfully and imparts a wistful yet peaceful feeling.
"The main thing is to have a gutsy approach....but use your head." Julia Child

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Re: Unblemished
Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 16:41:24
@Tolo - thanks for listening :) it would be great if you could let us know your feedback after listening with your monitors, feedback on how the song can sound better is always appreciated :)

@Leonard Scaper : thanks so much, I'm really glad that you enjoyed listening :)


Re: Unblemished
Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 14:28:50
Reviewing the forum posts I have seen yours and although I thought I had already put a comment on , I had not, sorry, that is why I am telling you today.
Your songs are delicate, feminine, and this one of now continues having your delicacy.
Very nice arrangement, voice and lyrics and a relaxing experience listening to.

Stay safe!!!

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Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 14:33:40
Iíve been back for an earful of happiness.
And the song gets better every time I play it.
A very fine piece of work @Rachel_D !!!
Kind regards, Gus