The One

Posted by: rsdean

The One - 05/19/19 01:20 PM

Hi All,

Here's something new - this is called The One.

You know I need the rain today
Gonna cleanse my blues away
Give it slow and get it done
Hey now girl
Am I the one

I can't watch the news today
Gonna turn it off turn it away
Give it light under the sun
Hey now girl
Am I the one

We don't hold more than today
Gonna push our cares away
Give them chase and make them run
Hey now girl
Am I the one

You know I need the rain today
Gonna cleanse my blues away
Give it slow and get it done
Hey now girl
Am I the one

Give it slow and get it done
Hey now girl
Am I the one
Give it slow and get it done
Hey now girl
Am I the one

All BIAB Tracks:
2474: Bass, Acoustic, Held Ev 085
1765: Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085
378: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming DoubleTime Ev 088
1943: Synth, Rhythm, EuroDance Strings Ev 120
2541: Pedal Steel, Background Ev 110
RealDrums: NashTrainEv16 Blastix 16th
Loop: House-Techno-Trance/House Ev16

As always - thanks for listening!

Bob
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: The One - 05/19/19 03:10 PM

Bob,
Nice catchy tune! A good reminder to take time out from all the depressing stuff in the news.
A bit more bassy than some previous tunes I have heard, but I like it, it is not overwhelming, just the right amount. That sweet pedal steel takes this to another level.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: The One - 05/19/19 03:49 PM

Another great opening lyric! Your chorus is memorable both musically and lyrically. "Hey now girl am I the one" is a phrase that many can identify with. Good song!
Posted by: rayc

Re: The One - 05/19/19 06:01 PM

A tale of two mind sets living side by side - modern life.
The snare snap really propels this song.
I'l not sure how the boomy bass would translate through a living room stereo but it works well enough through head phones.
Posted by: Birchwood

Re: The One - 05/20/19 03:04 AM

Hi Bob,

This is a real sweet song. You build a kind of tension with your specific voice. When I expected you to go 'loose', say after 2/3-rd of the song, you didn't! You keep singing the same way as from the start. That enhances the melancholic effect in this song. I noticed you do that in more of your songs. That I like about your style.
The steel guitar is not -yet- one of my favorite instruments (must be my origin), but it fits in very nice.

Bye,
Hans
Posted by: Scott C

Re: The One - 05/20/19 04:21 AM

Very cool intro. Steel was a really nice touch. Loved the acoustic. Super vocal and lyric and loved the way you phrased the lyrics gave the song a very cool feel to it..
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/20/19 06:15 AM

Misha,

Thanks very much.

Bob
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: The One - 05/20/19 06:34 AM

Bob,

Excellent write.

Your vocal in this is well done. Well sung, well recorded, well mixed.

The BAND sounds great - good arrangement/production, nice build...good mix throughout. Drums and bass sound great. Acoustic is crisp and clean/clear. Excellent use of the steel.

Awesome.

(And you are doing terrific "album covers" for your songs, too!)

fj
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: The One - 05/20/19 07:35 AM

man, you use the pedal steel to great effect in this song

sounds so good,

You know I need the rain today
Gonna cleanse my blues away

love these lines

you're in a very prolific phase and writing some of the best

(as best that I remember) songs

I like what Ray had to say "a tale of two mindsets"

a good description

I think that you've created a great sound and genre for yourself.

Always a fan,

Kenny
Posted by: Tangmo

Re: The One - 05/20/19 08:39 AM

Yeah, I think so. This rests easily on my shoulders, singing in my ear. Both lyric and delivery so intimate it almost makes me blush. Steel is outstanding.
Very, very nice.
Posted by: Jim

Re: The One - 05/20/19 09:32 AM

A great write Bob...
I enjoyed listening to you new creation!
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/20/19 11:57 AM

Thanks - very appreciated.

Bob
Posted by: Will Josef

Re: The One - 05/20/19 02:41 PM

Hi Bob,

Very nice song and lyrics indeed! Listening to your song brought me memories of my childhood where songs like "Seasons In The Sun" and "Rhinestone Cowboy" were radio-hits.

Very well done!
Will
Posted by: Ember - PG Music

Re: The One - 05/20/19 03:50 PM

"You know I need the rain today", as it pours down on us here in Victoria.

Love the lyrics, thanks for sharing!
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/20/19 04:44 PM

Ray,

Thanks - glad you liked this one and appreciate the comments.

Bob
Posted by: Noel96

Re: The One - 05/20/19 05:11 PM

Hi Bob,

This is a fantastic listen. I love the arrangement. Your use of the pedal steel is a masterstroke. It's a perfect fit and, as others have already said, it lifts the whole presentation to another level.

Everything about this immediately identifiable as "Robert Dean" and it sound so very, very, very good! It's infectiously catchy!

I really enjoyed this journey.

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: The One - 05/20/19 05:14 PM

Bob, I was only 30 seconds in and said this is my new favorite of yours. Loved that infectious beat you applied to this. Everything just flows perfectly! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: TuneMonger

Re: The One - 05/20/19 06:25 PM

Nice, moody tune, maybe not as much imagery as the three others I've heard from you, but still your sound, which is a good sound. I didn't hear too much bass, but the drums surprised me. Maybe it was the quick beat. Still, as I said, very much your unique thing going on, which I find draws me in every time.
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/21/19 02:43 AM

Hans,

Thanks - I appreciate that!

Bob
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: The One - 05/21/19 03:36 AM

You has me right from the opening lines:

"You know I need the rain today
Gonna cleanse my blues away"

Great signature vocal as always, and love the fadeout ending with the steel.

You are on a roll, Bob!
Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: The One - 05/21/19 08:13 AM

Hi Bob, thanks for sharing this! Fantastic selection of instruments here and very soothing to hear. Very catchy too!
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/21/19 09:21 AM

Scott,

Thanks for the very kind review.

Bob
Posted by: Robertkc

Re: The One - 05/21/19 09:58 AM

Bob,
I like the way you take a melody that reminds me of 60`s folk ( Ian Tyson or Gordon Lightfoot ),move it into rock/pop and your own very cool sound.
Excellent upfront vocal with a vulnerable feel in your voice.
Awesome production as always!

Robert
Posted by: dani48

Re: The One - 05/21/19 11:49 AM

Hi, Bob !

Your best without doubt !
Everything is in perfect shape
here, tune, singing, mix !
Congrats to you for this masterpiece !

Cheers
Dani
Posted by: PeterF

Re: The One - 05/22/19 12:29 AM

Bob

Excellent - great driving beat and a wonderful vocal. (I agree with floyd those song album covers are excellent)

Really catchy and sounds superb.

Peter
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/22/19 02:49 AM

Floyd,

Thanks - much appreciated. Also, thank you for the kind words on the artwork.

Bob
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: The One - 05/22/19 07:22 AM

Nicely done! Love the slow progression, and upbeat vibe on this one. Flows really nicely and definitely easy to sway to. This is the kind of tune I'd imagine sounds great live.

Great work and thanks for sharing smile
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: The One - 05/22/19 08:06 AM

One of the best understated arrangements and productions I've heard in a long while and it fits the song perfectly. Your vocals are spot on. Enjoyed my listen.
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/22/19 09:25 AM

Kenny,

I really appreciate that and am a big fan of yours as well.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/22/19 03:14 PM

Tangmo,

That's very kind and appreciated. Thank you.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/23/19 02:44 AM

Jim,

Thanks so much.

Bob
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: The One - 05/23/19 12:44 PM

"You know I need the rain today
Gonna cleanse my blues away"

That stuck with us...normally one would think rain would possibly be a blues creator but to use it to wash away the blues is thought provoking...and cool.

"We don't hold more than today
Gonna push our cares away"

That is a great way to express "be here now."

Janice commented from the get go that she was reminded of some of Jeff Bridges work. Beyond his acting he has done some nice Americana.

As folks have mentioned the build and the use of the steel are both very nice...and effective.

And, at the risk of getting redundant, we also like that snare pop.

As we often say or allude to the quality of your large catalog is amazing.

J&B
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/23/19 05:59 PM

Will,

Thanks very much. That my childhood as well... smile

Bob
Posted by: edshaw

Re: The One - 05/23/19 07:43 PM

Very nice, Robert. Love the rhythm section.
Posted by: Deej56

Re: The One - 05/23/19 09:58 PM

Bob,

Engaging from start to finish—love the gravelly vocal . .. give this such heart and soul. Nice choice on the percussion kicking in on the second verse—really crisp. You’ve got such a soft touch on production, Bob . . . really pulls out the nuance in your songs. There’s a lot to admire here. Killer stuff!

All the best,

Deej
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/24/19 04:06 AM

Ember,

Thanks very much.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/24/19 04:25 PM

Noel,

That's very kind of you... Thank you.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/25/19 03:51 AM

Torrey,

Much appreciated - thanks.

Bob
Posted by: F.M.M.

Re: The One - 05/25/19 06:44 AM

hey bob great write great arrangement perfect thanks eric
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: The One - 05/25/19 07:10 AM


Really nice Bob!

A different style than you normally use--very country Bob!

Love it man!

smile
Posted by: MarioD

Re: The One - 05/25/19 08:22 AM

Bob, you are one hell of a good storyteller! This an excellent, radio ready, piece of music. Your vocal and lyrics were fantastic and your instrumentation and mix exceptional!

I believe this is your best to date.

PS - you should do more in this genre.
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/25/19 04:21 PM

TuneMonger,

Thanks - much appreciated.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/25/19 04:22 PM

Dave,

Thanks - very kind of you.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/25/19 04:23 PM

Joe,

Thanks so much.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/26/19 05:05 AM

Robert,

Thanks - I appreciate that.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/26/19 05:05 AM

Dani,

Thanks so much.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/26/19 05:06 AM

Peter,

Thank you - much appreciated.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/26/19 02:32 PM

Deryk,

Thanks - I appreciate that.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/26/19 02:33 PM

Charlie,

That's very nice of you - thanks so much.

Bob
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: The One - 05/26/19 05:49 PM

What a wonderful vibe you've created here......singing pedal steel on top of that steady drum beat!! It just works! Some cool lyrics, and a vibe that just sucks you in. Vocal and mix are also REALLY GOOD!!! Very nicely done Bob!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/27/19 03:58 AM

Janice & Bud,

Thanks very much. I always appreciate your support and kind words.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/27/19 03:59 AM

Ed,

Thanks so much.

Bob
Posted by: Skyline

Re: The One - 05/27/19 06:30 AM

Very cool Bob, I loved this. Super lyrics and a lovely Birds 'easy' vibe going on. Excellent production too, not overdone, just right for the feel of the song. Nice work.
cool
John
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/27/19 11:56 AM

Deej,

That's very kind and I appreciate it.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/27/19 11:57 AM

Eric,

Thanks so much.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/28/19 04:10 AM

David,

Much appreciated - thank you.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/28/19 12:12 PM

Mario,

That's very nice of you - thanks so much.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: The One - 05/28/19 04:32 PM

Greg,

Thank you - that's very nice and I appreciate it.

Bob