Even If You Walk Away

Posted by: 44kfl

Even If You Walk Away - 11/17/17 07:54 AM

No B side this time, I don't wanna distract from this song

If anyone is interested, I put this together in EZ Keys, wrote the lyrics,

worked out the arrangement and moved the wave file into my DAW.

Decided that I wanted other instruments so I composed the complete

song in BIAB, then pulled the bass, a guitar, and drums into the DAW.

It lined up almost perfectly, cut the guitar (sounded like clutter to me)

replaced the drummer with a Logic drummer (more laid back) and thought

that it sounded complete. I love the silences allowing things to breathe.

I don't wanna be a great sound engineer or producer tho.

When I grow up I wanna be a songwriter.

Thanks for listening and commenting.


http://kennyleverett.bandcamp.com/track/even-if-you-walk-away

Even If You Walk Away
© 2017 Kenny Leverett

Love they say
Can be hard to hold to
The things you go thru
Words once spoken
Can’t be taken back
From a hearts that’s broken

Search for the strength to
Find the right words to tell you

That I will always love you
Even if you walk away
And know that
I will hang my heart on
Every single word you say
I will always love you
Even if you walk away

Smile they say
Never let you see
That it’s killing me

Search for the strength to
Find the right words to tell you

That I will always love you
Even if you walk away
And know that
I will hang my heart on
Every single word you say
I will always love you
Even if you walk away

The sun’s gonna rise
Word to the wise
Sun’s gonna rise
Either way

That I will always love you
Even if you walk away
And know that
I will hang my heart on
Every single word you say
I will always love you
Even if you walk away


Bass 2475 Acoustic
(EZ Keys Piano and Logic Pro Drums Darcy on a Bluebird kit)
Posted by: 90 dB

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/17/17 08:16 AM

Superb.


Regards,


Bob
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/17/17 08:35 AM

Wow super lyric on the this one Kenny. Excellent vocal and harmony.
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/17/17 09:00 AM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl


When I grow up I wanna be a songwriter.



Well, seems to me you are all grown up then! Beautiful song, well written and great vocal.

Thanks for the tip on EZKeys BTW, I've been looking at that myself. Sounds great!
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/17/17 09:02 AM

"When I grow up I wanna be a songwriter."

You can stop wishing now. You are there (and have been for quite some time). I've worked with some of the best in the business - you would fit right in. This is pro level writing. Absolutely beautiful. No words out of place. A gorgeous melody. Memorable from the first listen. Exceptional in all regards. It doesn't need to be parsed or quoted. It is ALL just...right.

I'd say you've got that "engineer and producer" thing down pretty well, too.

Not to mention that "singer thing". Super harmonies, too.

Kenny, this is about as good as it gets.

floyd
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/17/17 09:23 AM

WOW!!! WOW!!!! WOW!!!!! This is a HIT!!!!! And not only a hit, because that does not necessarily mean good. This is the rare song that could appeal to anyone and everyone, AND at the same time BLOWS AWAY true song lovers. You have reached that rare intersection of pop and great, like Henley's End of the Innocence, and Heart of the Matter, or Sting's Fields of Gold. That land that is almost untouched. AMAZING!!!! You are one of my heroes!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/17/17 10:19 AM

Wow, this song is crazy good. I'm kind of blown away right now. This sounds like it could be on the radio right now. It has such lovely flow to it as well, and the lyrics are just superb.

What a fantastic job. Can't wait to hear the next one. I don't even mind that there's no Side B this time! You're right, this song should not be distracted from and really shines on its own anyways.
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/17/17 11:24 AM


Awesome. I love this too. Great hook, and great songwriting.

Wonderful production.

The Don Henley reference was very appropriate. I would put it in the same ballpark and that is high praise. Great work Kenny.
Posted by: Rob4580

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/17/17 12:04 PM

Hi Kenny. Its all been said but this is a great ballad. Love it.
Rob
Posted by: AudioTrack

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/17/17 03:10 PM

Kenny

You've really delivered here. What a brilliant ballad.

No need for a B side, that's for sure.

Clear mix, great vocals, brilliant lyrics.

This is excellent from start to finish.
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/17/17 04:50 PM

Kenny,
Its all been said, but anyhow...this is excellent! The chorus melody is really catchy and your vocal has that edge that`s instantly recognizable.
Love the simple arrangement.
Stellar songwriting.

Robert
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/17/17 08:53 PM

Originally Posted By: 90 dB
Superb.


Regards,


Bob


Hey Bob,

thanks for the kind words

Man the Eagles are touring again, would love to hear one of

your songs, many of them reminded me of those guys.

Always good!
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/17/17 08:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Wow super lyric on the this one Kenny. Excellent vocal and harmony.


Thanks Scott,

I appreciate your support and kind words
Posted by: PeterF

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/17/17 09:51 PM

Kenny

Beautiful!

Peter
Posted by: RichMac

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/18/17 01:37 AM

Hi Kenny.
First glance at the lyrics and I knew this was an exceptional song.
Listening just confirmed it!
Thanks for saying something that was on my mind.
Cheers.
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/18/17 01:05 PM

Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Originally Posted By: 44kfl


When I grow up I wanna be a songwriter.



Well, seems to me you are all grown up then! Beautiful song, well written and great vocal.

Thanks for the tip on EZKeys BTW, I've been looking at that myself. Sounds great!


Thank you Dave

not to kiss up too much, but I do love the BIAB pianos, this just has a different

flavor, EZ Keys is more tedious, watch some You Tube videos, esp. Groove 3

vids for tips. I got this almost a decade ago when it first came out. Later I changed

from PC to Mac and found that I was entitled to a free download for Mac and

re-discovered it. Izotope does that too! Anyway, it's kind of expensive, I probably

wouldn't purchase EZ Keys these days, I have to be more selective with buying

choices but it's a solid product, I would love to have the classic electric pianos

but too expensive, I'll stick with vintage electric BIAB.

appreciate your kind words










Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/18/17 01:14 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
"When I grow up I wanna be a songwriter."

You can stop wishing now. You are there (and have been for quite some time). I've worked with some of the best in the business - you would fit right in. This is pro level writing. Absolutely beautiful. No words out of place. A gorgeous melody. Memorable from the first listen. Exceptional in all regards. It doesn't need to be parsed or quoted. It is ALL just...right.

I'd say you've got that "engineer and producer" thing down pretty well, too.

Not to mention that "singer thing". Super harmonies, too.

Kenny, this is about as good as it gets.

floyd


Oh I love it when all the heavy hitters like what I'm doing

I always appreciate your support and very kind words

I wish that I'd made that decision to go to Nashville years ago

just to experience some of the things that you must have been

a part of.

This forum has made me a better writer, no doubt

I'm inspired by people like you,

Thanks
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/18/17 10:24 PM

Hello, Kenny

Very nice piano intro.
The melody beginning with "That I always love you is wonderful" is splendid.
Very catchy!
Your vocal is very pleasant as usual.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/18/17 11:14 PM

This is really work of a true songwriter. Beautiful and catchy melody in the chorus and the simple arrangement supported by the strong vocal track is all you need for a hit song smile

Janne
Posted by: Al-David

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/19/17 01:46 AM

Hi Kenny,

Without a question - the best song I've heard from you. The writing and delivery are perfect in every way. A wonderful lyric and your vocal shines. The backing tracks are just enough without being too much - nothing distracting. Everything has a place and you filled those spaces as good as it can be done.

As a few other folks said: "WOW!"

Wishing you success with this. You and the song are powerful forces to the music scene.

Alan
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/19/17 07:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
WOW!!! WOW!!!! WOW!!!!! This is a HIT!!!!! And not only a hit, because that does not necessarily mean good. This is the rare song that could appeal to anyone and everyone, AND at the same time BLOWS AWAY true song lovers. You have reached that rare intersection of pop and great, like Henley's End of the Innocence, and Heart of the Matter, or Sting's Fields of Gold. That land that is almost untouched. AMAZING!!!! You are one of my heroes!! Take care. Greg


Thank you Greg,

you're mentioning some songs that are very close to my heart,

I always appreciate and greatly respect what you have to say.

waiting for your next one
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/20/17 03:35 AM

Way to go. This is truly a great song and performance. You made all the right choices in your arrangement. Vocals and BGV's are so good. Enjoyed this from start to finish.

I agree with others hearing a Henley vibe in this song. This song has that WoW factor that only comes when everything falls into place as it should...

Charlie
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/20/17 09:05 AM

Bravo, Kenny! Immediately, the first thing I noticed here is the mixing job. It's a fantastically catchy tune, and your vocal performance is incredible - but with that mixing job, this honestly sounds like it could be on the radio. I wouldn't bat an eyelash hearing it among the top pop songs right now. It sounds extremely crisp and polished.

Great work, and thanks for sharing this with us smile
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/20/17 09:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
Wow, this song is crazy good. I'm kind of blown away right now. This sounds like it could be on the radio right now. It has such lovely flow to it as well, and the lyrics are just superb.

What a fantastic job. Can't wait to hear the next one. I don't even mind that there's no Side B this time! You're right, this song should not be distracted from and really shines on its own anyways.


Thanks Ember,

I always appreciate your listen and kind words
Posted by: Jon Thomas

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/20/17 11:44 PM

Kenny
this song is like a snowflake.
Simply beautiful, and beautifully simple.
I'm not saying it could be on the radio.
I'm saying it SHOULD be on the radio.
Don Henley would be proud of this.
And so should you :-)

BRAVO!!!
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/21/17 09:22 AM

Well fj's review was pretty much the equivalent of setting the piano on fire and walking off the stage. smile

There is really nothing much left to say other than we agree with every accolade this production has received.

We've listened to it on three different sound systems and it just seems to get better and better.

It's stunningly beautiful. Heartfelt writing and lovingly sung.

J&B

Edit: Janice commented that it reminds her of Tom Petty’s “Echo” album.
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/21/17 12:35 PM

Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Awesome. I love this too. Great hook, and great songwriting.

Wonderful production.

The Don Henley reference was very appropriate. I would put it in the same ballpark and that is high praise. Great work Kenny.


Thanks David,

I always appreciate your listen and very kind words
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/22/17 09:57 AM

Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Hi Kenny. Its all been said but this is a great ballad. Love it.
Rob


Thanks Rob,

glad that you liked it
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/22/17 09:57 AM

Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Kenny

You've really delivered here. What a brilliant ballad.

No need for a B side, that's for sure.

Clear mix, great vocals, brilliant lyrics.

This is excellent from start to finish.


Thank you for those kind words VT
Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/22/17 11:01 AM

Hi 44kfl, Thanks for sharing this with us. I found this very relaxing and easy to listen to. Great job!
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/22/17 09:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Kenny,
Its all been said, but anyhow...this is excellent! The chorus melody is really catchy and your vocal has that edge that`s instantly recognizable.
Love the simple arrangement.
Stellar songwriting.

Robert


Robert,

Thank you so much, especially on the writing

I love your lyrics

You always come up with exciting well written songs
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/24/17 02:00 PM

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Kenny

Beautiful!

Peter


Thanks Peter,

always appreciate your listen and comments
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/25/17 09:23 PM

Originally Posted By: RichMac
Hi Kenny.
First glance at the lyrics and I knew this was an exceptional song.
Listening just confirmed it!
Thanks for saying something that was on my mind.
Cheers.


Thank you,

glad that you liked the lyrics
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/25/17 09:24 PM

Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Hello, Kenny

Very nice piano intro.
The melody beginning with "That I always love you is wonderful" is splendid.
Very catchy!
Your vocal is very pleasant as usual.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Hey Shigeki,

Thank you for your kind words
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/25/17 09:25 PM

Originally Posted By: jannesan
This is really work of a true songwriter. Beautiful and catchy melody in the chorus and the simple arrangement supported by the strong vocal track is all you need for a hit song smile

Janne


Thanks Janne,

appreciate your listen and kind words
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/26/17 11:51 AM

Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Kenny,

Without a question - the best song I've heard from you. The writing and delivery are perfect in every way. A wonderful lyric and your vocal shines. The backing tracks are just enough without being too much - nothing distracting. Everything has a place and you filled those spaces as good as it can be done.

As a few other folks said: "WOW!"

Wishing you success with this. You and the song are powerful forces to the music scene.

Alan


Hey Alan,

much appreciated
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/27/17 06:51 AM

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Way to go. This is truly a great song and performance. You made all the right choices in your arrangement. Vocals and BGV's are so good. Enjoyed this from start to finish.

I agree with others hearing a Henley vibe in this song. This song has that WoW factor that only comes when everything falls into place as it should...

Charlie


Thank you Charlie,

appreciate your listen and very kind words
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/27/17 06:08 PM

"I don't wanna be a great sound engineer or producer tho."

Too late Kenny, you're already there!! This sounds like a hit to me! You did an excellent job on this all the way around! Vocals, write and production! Two thumbs up! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/29/17 07:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Bravo, Kenny! Immediately, the first thing I noticed here is the mixing job. It's a fantastically catchy tune, and your vocal performance is incredible - but with that mixing job, this honestly sounds like it could be on the radio. I wouldn't bat an eyelash hearing it among the top pop songs right now. It sounds extremely crisp and polished.

Great work, and thanks for sharing this with us smile


Thanks Deryk,

appreciate your listen and kind words

thanks for commenting on the mix, it's largely Logic tools and balancing volumes
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/29/17 07:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Jon Thomas
Kenny
this song is like a snowflake.
Simply beautiful, and beautifully simple.
I'm not saying it could be on the radio.
I'm saying it SHOULD be on the radio.
Don Henley would be proud of this.
And so should you :-)

BRAVO!!!


Thank you Jon,

appreciate the listen and kind words

I really like the two songs I've heard of yours
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/29/17 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Well fj's review was pretty much the equivalent of setting the piano on fire and walking off the stage. smile

There is really nothing much left to say other than we agree with every accolade this production has received.

We've listened to it on three different sound systems and it just seems to get better and better.

It's stunningly beautiful. Heartfelt writing and lovingly sung.

J&B

Edit: Janice commented that it reminds her of Tom Petty’s “Echo” album.


Thanks Bud and Janice,

I appreciate the mention of listening on different speakers and sound systems

and that It seems to hold up.

I'm a huge fan of Echo, just heard Swingin' the other day

gotta plan to listen to Wildflowers end to end soon
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/29/17 07:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Joe -PG Music
Hi 44kfl, Thanks for sharing this with us. I found this very relaxing and easy to listen to. Great job!


thanks Joe,

appreciate it
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Even If You Walk Away - 11/30/17 08:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
"I don't wanna be a great sound engineer or producer tho."

Too late Kenny, you're already there!! This sounds like a hit to me! You did an excellent job on this all the way around! Vocals, write and production! Two thumbs up! Thanks, Torrey


Torrey,

appreciate the kind words