Loc: The Netherlands
We're back again Lately we've done a lot of gigs and I've also been pretty busy with a Speech Recognition software add-on I created. We are very happy to be among the 2018 showcase winners and would like to congratulate all other winners!
We're kicking off this year with one of my favorite RnAM ballads. I wrote it a while ago but it was never posted. Let's say the lyrics are semi-autobiographical
As always comments are encouraged!
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We are Rob Meulman and Anne-Marie Bovenkamp from The Netherlands.
Great work here RnAM! You guys really nailed this one. It sounds truly sincere and heartfelt, and definitely gives an emotional vibe. It’s got a great groove, and those melodies got stuck in my head after one listen. I’d imagine this sounding phenomenal played live at a wedding. Plus, the production is top notch. I wouldn’t bat an eyelash hearing this on the radio.
You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing with us
Rob & Anne-Marie, There`s so much to enjoy in this song - others have mentioned the production which is tasteful and professional (as ever!). My interest was taken by the emotional depth here - the cameo vocal by Anne-Marie making such a nice contrast to Rob`s sweet lead and addind something mysterious. Though they are easy to hear it would be nice to see the lyrics. One of my favourites from your repertoire.
Nice one. Classic RnAM style with the very interesting and unique chord changes you seem to like. It is one of my favorite things to listen for when I am listening to one of your songs. This one did not disappoint.
It's been a while since I heard some of your work. I enjoyed this one.
Truly a RnAM classic. Beautiful melody and chord progression. Excellent vocals, including backing and Anne-Marie's part. Great use of instruments, I like especially the piano part at the end and the solo guitar.
Beautiful song. The stereo field is fantastic in the headphones. Super vocals and I also listen for your signature unexpected chord changes. As usual they are there and you always make them work. The production is pro all the way. As a long time waterman and diver I enjoyed the video, Tom
Loc: Washington State
Dear Rob and Anne-Marie...
I'm not surprised by your admission that the song's lyrics are "semi-autographical", because the title, "How Are You?", is an intimate, concerned way of addressing a human being, which suggested that the songwriter(s) was/were referring to, and recalling a personal experience wih someone who must have mattered a great deal to him/her.
The RealTracks/Drums you selected to adorn your lyrics -- and the singer's voice -- lent an Elton John-ish feel to the song, while sustaining a dreamy, starry-eyed sound that was reminiscent of the more passionately emotive 50's pop ballads such as, "I Only Have Eyes for You."
The backwards-in-time-looking lyrics really command the listener's attention as they describe feelings such as regret, dashed hopes, and the painful effort of offering wishes of well-being to someone your heart cannot let go of.
That the song was so brief heightened its dramatic effect.
_________________________ "Music is what feelings sound like."-- borrowed from a Cakewalk Music Creator forum member, "Mamabear".
It’s a beautiful song with great vocals as Robert very eloquently stated, “My interest was taken by the emotional depth here - the cameo vocal by Anne-Marie making such a nice contrast to Rob`s sweet lead and addind something mysterious.”
The production and particularly the piano add to the melancholy feel of the lyrics and melody.
As always your choice of video clips and their arrangement well support the lyrics and mood.
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