It Ain't Love

Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

It Ain't Love - 03/17/19 12:13 PM

It Ain't Love

My professional duties over the past few weeks have not allowed me that much time for my songwriting hobby or for listening to a lot of the songs on the forum. I did manage this track. We sang a hymn in church in the key of Cm; I liked that key, and decided to write this song. (This song has nothing to do with the hymn, though.)

For the mix, I used Reaper. I had been using Mixcraft, but it has been giving me all sorts of squeaks, pops, and squawks, and other unsolvable mystical audio skullduggery. I am just starting to get the hang of Reaper.

Real Tracks:
RT677 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm RockBritDriving
RT996 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockLACrisp
RT381 Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Syncopated Sugar
RT686 Organ, B3, Background Pop
RC1169 Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockMediumBrent
RT2688 Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockBrentSimple
RT521 Bass, Electric, Pop Syncopated
BB RealDrums-Rock90s^01-ClsdHtSn,OpnHtSn

Lyrics:

I need the hurt to melt the lies
Don’t need candied promises to break your disguise
I need obstruction to keep my heart from calling
Don’t need destruction to keep the sky from falling

It ain’t me who doesn’t want you here
It ain’t me who always wants you near
It ain’t love that I fear

I don’t need you to kiss me in my sleep
I need the silence to watch the whispers creep
I need the colors I’m hearing in my head
Don’t need analyzing of everything I’ve said

It ain’t me who doesn’t want you here
It ain’t me who always wants you near
It ain’t love that I fear

It ain’t me who doesn’t want you here
It ain’t me who always wants you near
It ain’t love that I fear

I need the hurt to melt the lies
Don’t need candied promises to break your disguise
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/17/19 01:00 PM

Great song with excellent vocals delivered in a powerful way! So many catchy things happening in here! Loved that melody in the chorus! Great sound all the way around! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: Birchwood

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/17/19 02:35 PM

Hi Ezekiel,

That's a powerful song you made! And though I don't know what hymn that was, you gave it a nice own turn (if that's how they call that).
The vocals are very good.

Bye,
Hans
Posted by: PeterF

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/17/19 04:21 PM

An excellent powerful vocal in a catchy well produced song.
Really nice work all round.

Peter
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/17/19 06:07 PM

Ezekiel,
Very fun and catchy tune! Very strong arrangement of instrumentals and vocals.
Clever lyrics! I especially liked and can relate to this:
"I need obstruction to keep my heart from calling" and "I need the colors I’m hearing in my head"

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.
Posted by: dani48

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/18/19 02:55 AM

Hi, Ezekiel !:))


What a nice tune with
absolutely superb vocals !
I truly dig ´em !

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: Al-David

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/18/19 03:28 AM

Howdy!

Wow, Ez, this is strong and powerful! You really gave this one some drive and attitude - sure do like how you did that. Your vocal drives this one, in my opinion. The drums just add to it. Your voice is stellar! Super song and sing. What a musical treat! best to you ...

Alan
Posted by: Jim

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/18/19 10:19 AM

Bomp...bomp... bomp... bomp...
Love those drum breaks...
Actually a powerfully written song...
I enjoyed listening to it!
I hope you get all your "professional duties" caught up...
Posted by: MrJones?

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/18/19 10:36 AM

Great vocals, love the double tracked harmony parts... Really lifts the song in those parts... Great!
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/18/19 02:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Great song with excellent vocals delivered in a powerful way! So many catchy things happening in here! Loved that melody in the chorus! Great sound all the way around! Thanks, Torrey


Thanks for your comments, Torrey!
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/18/19 02:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Birchwood
Hi Ezekiel,

That's a powerful song you made! And though I don't know what hymn that was, you gave it a nice own turn (if that's how they call that).
The vocals are very good.

Bye,
Hans


Thanks, Hans. I don't remember the hymn title, but I thought it was a good key for my range.
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/18/19 02:32 PM

Originally Posted By: PeterF
An excellent powerful vocal in a catchy well produced song.
Really nice work all round.

Peter


Thanks, Peter!
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/18/19 02:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Rustyspoon#
Ezekiel,
Very fun and catchy tune! Very strong arrangement of instrumentals and vocals.
Clever lyrics! I especially liked and can relate to this:
"I need obstruction to keep my heart from calling" and "I need the colors I’m hearing in my head"

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.



Thanks, Misha, from one word man to another.
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/18/19 04:09 PM

I really enjoyed your lyrics and the song in general! The lyrics were very clever.

Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/18/19 05:27 PM

Man, I always like your songs!

great overall sound, well crafted

good write, good vocals, clever lines

use of brent guitar is excellent

this a solid rock mix

enjoyed!

Kenny
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/19/19 06:20 AM

Scott,

A very cool song (a bit cryptic at times?).

Excellent arrangement/production. Bass & drums -- super. Guitars are excellent. Organ, too... Nice use of stops...

Good vocal. Love the harmonies - are those sung or "created" (if so, how?).
(The harmonies are a tad "crisp" in my speakers).

Cool. Very catchy.

fj
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/19/19 08:39 AM

Anthemic!

Kenny, who is a fine rocker, really describes our feelings well.

Nice lines and a fine power vocal along with a very effective use of RT/RD's.

The mix sets up a strong soundstage...nearly took my monitors off the shelf! smile

Enjoyed the listens,

J&B
Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/19/19 08:41 AM

Well done Ezekiel's Storm, this was wonderful! Fantastic selection of instruments here and very soothing to hear. Good use of EFX on the guitar. The vocals harmonize well with the other instruments. Well done!
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/19/19 09:47 AM

Yeah, I love this!

Great track, love the groove, and great vocals and harmonies.

Well done, enjoyed the listen!
Posted by: Scott C

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/20/19 10:29 AM

Very cool song. Very cool backtrack and super vocal. B3 was a nice touch. Guitar was excellent
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/20/19 05:53 PM

Originally Posted By: 44kfl
Man, I always like your songs!

great overall sound, well crafted

good write, good vocals, clever lines

use of brent guitar is excellent

this a solid rock mix

enjoyed!

Kenny


Thanks for the comments, Kenny.
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/20/19 05:56 PM

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Scott,

A very cool song (a bit cryptic at times?).

Excellent arrangement/production. Bass & drums -- super. Guitars are excellent. Organ, too... Nice use of stops...

Good vocal. Love the harmonies - are those sung or "created" (if so, how?).
(The harmonies are a tad "crisp" in my speakers).

Cool. Very catchy.

fj


Floyd,
For this song I used the harmonizer from BIAB (I can't sing that high.) I used the 1 down and 2 up and took bits and pieces from each for the harmony line. I also changed some of the harmony notes to the way I wanted them by using Meladyne.
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/22/19 12:45 PM

Cool song....great rock sound!! The RTs are just right and the vocal is delivered with power and conviction. Nice!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/23/19 11:44 AM

Thanks everyone who stopped for a listen and left me a comment. Work has kept me a little too busy this week.
Posted by: RnAM

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/23/19 07:08 PM

Ezekiel,

This definitely sound hot!
Cool song and a great compression and mix.

Rob and Anne-Marie
Posted by: Belladonna

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/25/19 08:20 AM

Some really COOL lines in the lyrics, such as "Don’t need candied promises to break your disguise" "I need the silence to watch the whispers creep". Movin, upbeat melody, nice vocals. You ROCK!!!
Posted by: rsdean

Re: It Ain't Love - 03/25/19 05:01 PM

This is excellent! What a really BIG sound - love the lyrics and vocals.

Great mix and production as well.

Bob
Posted by: Noel96

Re: It Ain't Love - 04/12/19 06:38 AM

Hi Scott,

Your vibe's driving 'sense of purpose' really appealed to me. The sound that I'm hearing is crisp and very, very professional. The arrangement sparkles, your singing is excellent and sits really well in the mix, and the production is first rate.

Really well done!

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: It Ain't Love - 04/16/19 09:46 AM

Cool song!! Nice, gritty rocker. Mix sounds really good to me....an in your face sound which matches the sentiment of the song. Organ sounds particularly great. Nice job!! Take care. Greg