New Country

Posted by: Rebecca King

New Country - 11/22/20 08:09 AM

Hey there,

here is our new song, hope you enjoy it. Your feedback is always welcome.

Best regards

Rebecca and Jochen

Key=A , Tempo 90
Style is _HARTBRK.STY (Heartbreak Mellow Nashville Pop)

RealTracks in style: 3502:Bass, Electric, NashvilleRadioBalladA Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 1684:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPromiseCrispHeld Ev16 100
RealTracks in song: 1829:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopModernGrooveBrightArp Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 852:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NashvillePopClean Ev 120 (B:arp)
RealTracks in song: 1582:Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Rhythm Folkie16ths Sw16 085
RealTracks in song: 1680:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085

RealTracks in song: ~542:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 408:Guitar, Resonator, Background Allis Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 3152:Fiddle, 5-string, Background AmericanaFolkCoolAndy Sw16 075
RealTracks in song: 2543:Pedal Steel, Background ModernCrossover Sw16 090
RealTracks in song: 1582:Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Rhythm Folkie16ths Sw16 085
RealDrums [in Song:NashvilleEven16^6-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat Open
RealTracks in song: 2542:Pedal Steel, Background ModernBalladAtmosphere Ev16 065
Additional drums Superior Drummer 3 Nashville preset

New Country

C#m A F#m B

All these signs through all these years,
have you really thought, they would disappear.
All these hints through all of this,
have you really thought, that you could ignore.


Now you finally got the chance to
finally go the way you
always were supposed to.

D A F#m E

New Country, three chords and the truth, let´s go
New Country, cause it never gets old.
New Country, whatever you may find, let´s keep
New Country always alive.

Through all these fears we already passed
and through all these hopes, that will last at last.
Through all this peace, that we lost and found
And through all the love, that may come out of.

Now you finally got the chance to
finally go the way you
always were supposed to.

New Country, three chords and the truth, let´s go
New Country, cause it never gets old.
New Country, whatever you may find, let´s keep
New Country always alive.
Posted by: MarioD

Re: New Country - 11/22/20 08:33 AM

WOW what a fantastic song. Your vocal is outstanding and your backing tracks and mix were perfect. IMHO this is as good as anything on country radio today.

To nitpick that only thing that I found distracting was the abrupt ending. Maybe a fad out would be better. YMMV
Posted by: Marty Ricciotti

Re: New Country - 11/22/20 12:29 PM

I like it! Very nice
Posted by: CaptainMoto

Re: New Country - 11/23/20 08:02 AM

Love the melody, the band, the lyrics and of course the vocals.
Such a a pure and clear delivery of the lyrics.
So Good!

I hesitate to suggest you do anything to change this, however.....
I'm listening on headphones and the bass sounds a little overpowering.
Could be just bas heavy phones, I'll give it a listen in the studio later, I'm sure it will sound even better there.

Posted by: furry

Re: New Country - 11/23/20 09:58 AM

Loved this song. I'm listening on good quality earpads and the bass is perfect for me. Agree with Mario that a fade out might be better at the end ?
Posted by: Charlie Fogle

Re: New Country - 11/23/20 10:22 AM

Really nice write, arrangement, production and performance. Enjoyed my listen a lot.
Posted by: Scott C

Re: New Country - 11/24/20 06:22 PM

Very cool song. Well done
Posted by: rayc

Re: New Country - 11/25/20 02:48 AM

Nice arrangement.
The vocal seems a little distant or disembodied.
Did you throw a heavy high pass filter on it as there seems no lower mids or bottom end on the voices?
It's even more so when the heavy drum beat comes in and takes up so much of the bottom end - especially in the chorus, (sounds like the vocals are next door and the drum kit is in the listening room.
Posted by: Planobilly

Re: New Country - 11/28/20 10:51 PM

Really good song. Nothing needs fixing, just go do another one.

Have fun,

Posted by: musician17

Re: New Country - 11/28/20 11:43 PM

I like it. It tells a story and the melody is strong enough to carry the storytelling. Excellent - well done.
Posted by: Deej56

Re: New Country - 11/29/20 07:00 PM


Cool tune! Like the prosody on this—the repetition of both words and notes that give the song a strong structure (e.g., “all” in the first two verses). Really good vocal with some nicely mixed in harmonies. “Three chords and the truth”—great line. Nice internal rhymes in the pre-chorus as well. Definitely in ear worm territory with this. Well done!

All my best,

Posted by: TuneMonger

Re: New Country - 11/30/20 07:35 PM

Beautiful singing and a pretty good song. Nice job all the way around.
Posted by: furry

Re: New Country - 12/01/20 02:32 AM

Love it Rebecca, looking forward to your next one
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: New Country - 12/01/20 11:26 AM

Nice song Rebecca and cool to see you back around the forum!

Posted by: Rebecca King

Re: New Country - 12/20/20 09:36 AM

Hey there,
thank you very much. We are happy about your helpful comments.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to each and everyone of you.
Take care.

Rebecca and Jochen
Posted by: Ronnie Fields

Re: New Country - 12/20/20 09:42 AM

Very well recorded, sounds like it's radio ready now. It did take me by surprise on the ending, but that's "New Country"!!
Posted by: jptjptjpt

Re: New Country - 12/20/20 11:38 AM

Great song. You remind me of the singer in 10,000 Maniacs. Great lyrics. The melody is catchy. Good one. Good use of BIAB too.
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: New Country - 12/20/20 04:32 PM

Very nicely done!! Really well written and performed!! From my perspective, I would EQ the vocal to increase the Lo freqs a bit to add a bit more body to the vocal and maybe turn the highs down just a bit. Very good stuff!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Al-David

Re: New Country - 12/20/20 05:38 PM

Hi Rebecca ...

What a wonderful song! I particularly enjoyed the dramatic differences in the drums. Every time they came in with the power parts, it totally refreshed the dynamics of the performance and listen. I do agree with Greg about possibly adding just a little more EQ on the vocal.

And speaking of vocals, the harmony was so nice and your voice is a very pleasant listen. And the unexpected ending was a very nice surprise.

Happy Holidays to you and yours from both of us.

Alan Di
Posted by: dcuny

Re: New Country - 12/20/20 11:35 PM

Missed this the first time around!

I recall hearing one of your prior songs, and it's got the same sort of professional feel to it. Solid writing, excellent ear for pop, well-done vocals. smile

I agree with what others have said about the ending - it just sort of... ends. Which feels like a downer, and really goes against the thesis of the song. It leaves me feeling down, instead of powered by "New Country".

Your vocals are excellent, they're a bit "overcooked" - too bright and fatiguing to listen to.

Similarly, there balance between the instruments and the vocals feels off - I feel like I want to turn the volume up to hear the instruments better, but the vocal is plenty loud.

None of which is to imply the song isn't good or I didn't enjoy it - see the second paragraph! laugh
Posted by: AudioTrack

Re: New Country - 12/21/20 04:44 AM

Rebecca and Jochen, you always produce and deliver the most brilliant material.

This is no exception.

So much to like about every part of this song. The sensitive breaks, the drive, the lyrics, the vocals, everything is outstanding.
Posted by: Sironedragon

Re: New Country - 09/29/21 01:14 AM

Posted by: Jim Fogle

Re: New Country - 09/30/21 04:35 PM

Very well thought out and beautiful recording.
Posted by: Dewey_MI

Re: New Country - 10/04/21 07:10 AM

Absolutely LOVE your voice!

Regarding the song: The melodic lift is in the pre-chorus (which is fine) but then the chorus drops. My personal prefernece as a listener (and songwriter) is that building the lift slightly into the PC and then exploding it in the chorus is much more appealing. It also then highlights the hook - in your case - New Country.

Just my two-cents. I look forward to hearing more from you to be sure!!

Na zdrowie!

Posted by: Birchwood

Re: New Country - 10/05/21 07:09 AM

Hi Rebecca and Jochen,

Glad to hear you again here. In my idea it has been a long time since I hear your beautiful song!
But I could be mistaken...

A very nice song you made. Good vocals and a very good playing band! I liked your vocals and background vocals playing in this song.
The only thing I missed (a bit) was your way of singing in your other songs. There you sang half a sentence and start the other part as if it is a new line. I liked that effect very much. I haven't tried it in my songs though...

But it was a very pleasant listen,
Posted by: Frankp

Re: New Country - 10/05/21 09:35 AM

Hi Rebecca and Jochen,

Great job on the songwriting and arrangement, I like the instruments dropping and coming back in to keep it dynamic and interesting.

Those drums sound great.

The vocals are well done and the background vocals a very clever and really sound great.

Again great job, thanks for sharing.


Posted by: justanoldmuso

Re: New Country - 10/09/21 10:50 AM

this is really very nice.
love what you did with the vocs/production.
and the harmony vocs.

i agree with billy. go do another song.

what bugs me is, i hear so much talent like this song on the pg user showcase that cranks me up, then i listen to a lot of the hit parade commercial top 100 which doesnt crank me up, and think to myself the music worlds gone topsy

huge kudos.