Heroes

Posted by: musician17

Heroes - 03/23/19 04:40 AM

A new track from me. Done with_HOMESIK.STY (Homesick Soft Pop Serenade), plus the 1835:Guitar, Electric, Soloist PopModernGrooveGritty Ev16 075 solo track. Voice recorded and mixed with the BIAB track in Audacity. See what you think? Thanks in advance for all feedback!!! :-)

Heroes (on Bandcamp)

LYRICS

And the heroes stand up.
And they never give up
Their faith in a better life

And the heroes defy
Expectations, and try
For a world of peace, not strife.

And we owe it to them
To avoid, once again,
The path that leads to pain

When they all, young and old,
Want a wonderful world
Where there's sunshine, where there's rain.

CHORUS

They stand up today
As they do, always,
Every time and place,
Smiles on their face.

They stand up, like this,
They believe in peace;
They believe, do you?
That to love is true.

[BRIDGE: GUITAR SOLO]

SPOKEN:

And we owe it to them
To avoid, once again,
The path that leads to pain

When they all, young and old,
Want a wonderful world
Where there's sunshine, where there's rain.
Posted by: Al-David

Re: Heroes - 03/23/19 06:01 AM

Hi James ...

I've always liked this style - have used it a couple of times. Great message and your semi-staccato vocal; delivery is always a fascinating listen for me. Very nice! The guitar lead was spot on. Also, I particularly like where you unexpectedly inserted the diminished chords. Well done!

Alan
Posted by: musician17

Re: Heroes - 03/23/19 06:44 AM

Thanks!!!
Posted by: Jim

Re: Heroes - 03/23/19 10:12 AM

Another nice one, James...
I love hearing your accent...
It makes your song seem different yet so much more pleasant sounding...
I enjoyed listening to your song.
Posted by: musician17

Re: Heroes - 03/23/19 10:45 PM

Thanks so much, Jim - kind words that are appreciated.
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: Heroes - 03/24/19 09:58 AM

I hadn't heard this style before, but I like it. It works well with the lyrics and your vocal delivery. I like your lyrics on this, especially the last three lines.
Posted by: musician17

Re: Heroes - 03/25/19 12:29 AM

Thanks - glad you like it :-)
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: Heroes - 03/25/19 08:23 AM

Nice work on this, James smile It flows really well and I love the uplifting nature of the tune. Some really memorable moments, and that solo fit in perfectly. Makes for a great easy listening experience.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing!
Posted by: edshaw

Re: Heroes - 03/25/19 08:26 AM

Like the timeless values. Excellent instrumental.
Posted by: musician17

Re: Heroes - 03/25/19 02:09 PM

Wow - thank you, Deryk and edshaw!!! People on here are seriously too kind - but it's safe to say I'm not complaining, haha. Seriously, though, thanks :-)
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Heroes - 03/25/19 02:13 PM

nice chord changes

good write,

enjoyed the listen,

Kenny
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: Heroes - 03/25/19 03:38 PM

James,
Interesting arrangement and progression!
I like semi-spoken vocals, but I think it might benefit a little reverb.
Seems like your backing is airy, but vocals a bit dry. Just my 3 cents smile

Thank you for posting!

Misha.
Posted by: musician17

Re: Heroes - 03/26/19 10:31 AM

Thanks Kenny and Misha. I'm useless with the production stuff like reverb, etc. etc. etc. ... so it's good to have some pointers!
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: Heroes - 03/26/19 05:45 PM

I really like what you did with this song. I actually had it on in the background while I was working on other things. Very easy to listen to, which I like. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: musician17

Re: Heroes - 03/26/19 11:30 PM

Thanks!
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Heroes - 03/27/19 12:42 PM

Super backtrack on this song. Very different vocal delivery. It worked really well. Makes for a super enjoyable song
Posted by: musician17

Re: Heroes - 03/27/19 12:49 PM

Wow - thanks!
Posted by: Catherine

Re: Heroes - 03/27/19 12:59 PM

I really enjoyed this James. Beautiful message, and your voice just adds to the entire song. Very nice!
Posted by: musician17

Re: Heroes - 03/27/19 01:02 PM

Thank you so much. My voice is a real worry for me, as I don't feel I have enough vocal skill to actually sing a song - so it's good to know that I haven't ruined the song completely by singing it myself :-) Many thanks!!!
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Heroes - 04/12/19 07:23 AM

Hi James,

I love this style that you've used. It's a terrific backing and suits your song and vocals like a hand in a glove. You've done a great job. It's two thumbs up from me!

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: musician17

Re: Heroes - 04/13/19 06:49 AM

Thanks Noel!!!
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Heroes - 04/16/19 10:05 AM

Nicely done!! Cool lyrics, nice musical groove and good chord changes. Enjoyed! Take care. Greg