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#478816 - 06/21/18 08:33 PM [User Showcase] It's On Us
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Hey Guys and Gals,
Here's a new one from me. It's a Pop Soul upbeat positive message love one another song. This is the first time I've used the oo's and ah's RT's in a song of mine. Lyrics are below.

It's On Us

Realtracks used include:
Realdrums Nashville Even 16, Realdrums PraiseWorshipUptempo16, Percussion loops, Real Drum Shakers. Real Bass 1434 Jazz Funk Poppy 16. RT 2680 and 2081 Guitars Electric Rhythm Pop8ths. RT 2619 Organ Rhythm Funk. RT 2348 Horn Section. RT BGV - pieces from most.


Thank you for your time listening. I appreciate it and hope you enjoy.


IT'S ON US
©2018 Josie Beck ASCAP
Ooo Ooo
It's on us to turn the wheels around
It's on us to show what love's about
It's on us and we haven't got a minute to wait

If change is ever coming now is the time
We're looking back at Sunday school
and dusting off the Golden Rule
We're all God's children
His rainbow of hands
We're gonna do all that we can do
To make our little lights shine again

When signs are all around us it's no surprise
We're walking the talk we've always heard
and turning love back to an action verb

Ooo it's not too late
Til nobody's left outside
It's on us













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#478817 - 06/21/18 11:14 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: Sundance]
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Josie,

This is s-o-o-o-o-o engaging to listen to. I love it!!! The composition, the rhythm, your singing, the arrangement... everything!

You've certainly come up with some exceptional lyric phrases...

Firstly, I LOVE the opening metaphor, "It's on us to turn the wheels around". It paints the background really well and sets the stage purposefully for the lyrics that are to follow.

And what about "dusting off the Golden Rule"? ..... the way that you've taken the phrase "Golden Rule" and made it into a really easy-to-picture action appealed to me. The description "rainbow of hands" also resonated powerfully... it's a multi-layered phrase that works on many levels.

I really, REALLY enjoyed this journey.

It's terrific to see you again. The site is just not the same when you're not here smile

All the best!
Noel
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#478823 - 06/22/18 01:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: Sundance]
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Hey Josie,

I love this! Great song and vocal... A very cool sound and vibe.

Outstanding production as well - it's got a "live" feel to it.

Bob
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#478825 - 06/22/18 02:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: Sundance]
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Excellent song, loved the instrument choice, along with strong sounding vocals to me gave this a nice modern sound.
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#478831 - 06/22/18 04:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: Sundance]
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Carole King!!! And that’s a major compliment! Great job Josie!! Such a sweet vibe and message! Thanks, Torrey
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#478845 - 06/22/18 07:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: Sundance]
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Josie,

This is really well done.

A well written "lesson song". Catchy and very "listen-able".

The arrangement and production carry the song perfectly. And nicely mixed. Really nice background vocals (and ooohs). A lot of nice "little touches". The horns work well.

The whole thing harkens back to Motown. Sounds like an early record from Diana Ross and the Supremes - a radio song.

One of your best - in all regards.

fj

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#478856 - 06/22/18 08:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: Sundance]
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Josie, that was GREAT! You've really stepped up your game. There's a lot going on in your song; and going on in the right ways. So many ways you created interest. Great use of the background vocals too!

Special kudos for changing so many things sonicly at 2:10

Great job! More please!
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#478869 - 06/22/18 10:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: Sundance]
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Hi Sundance, Quite enjoyed the organs and vocals in this! Great use of Reverb/space with all the elements. Solid harmonies too. Well done!
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#478877 - 06/22/18 10:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: Sundance]
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hi josie I agree with everything said very engaging song well done thanks eric
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#478884 - 06/22/18 11:24 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Josie,

This is s-o-o-o-o-o engaging to listen to. I love it!!! The composition, the rhythm, your singing, the arrangement... everything!

You've certainly come up with some exceptional lyric phrases...

Firstly, I LOVE the opening metaphor, "It's on us to turn the wheels around". It paints the background really well and sets the stage purposefully for the lyrics that are to follow.

And what about "dusting off the Golden Rule"? ..... the way that you've taken the phrase "Golden Rule" and made it into a really easy-to-picture action appealed to me. The description "rainbow of hands" also resonated powerfully... it's multi-layered phrase that works on many levels.

I really, REALLY enjoyed this journey.

It's terrific to see you again. The site is just not the same when you're not here smile

All the best!
Noel


Thank you so much Noel! I wrote the music first on this song and pages of lyrics before settling on these and keeping it simple. Than as you know, I almost drove myself batty over the mix...at one point I was ready to scrap it all. So I was happy by the grace of God I hung in there and finally just let the chips fall. I won't say the number of tracks on this song just thank God for reaper stems. blush smile I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

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#478885 - 06/22/18 11:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Hey Josie,

I love this! Great song and vocal... A very cool sound and vibe.

Outstanding production as well - it's got a "live" feel to it.

Bob


Thanks so much Bob!

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#478920 - 06/22/18 05:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: Sundance]
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Josie

Superb! - not a style often show cased here. Really excellent in all ways.
Great composition.

Peter

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#478926 - 06/22/18 06:05 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: Sundance]
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I agree with everything that has been said. Your mix here is very professional.

I loved this!

I think this is your best to date. You should be very proud of this one!
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#478933 - 06/22/18 07:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: Sundance]
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Very cool song Josie. Super backtrack. Infectious rhythm to it. Super vocal and lyric..

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#478989 - 06/23/18 08:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: Sundance]
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Wow!

This is super. Construction wise, this sounds like a great classic old song you have heard on the radio a million times, but it is new!

Awesome!

smile


I would like to hear the vocals a tad louder though, just because I love your voice so much.
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#479017 - 06/23/18 11:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: Sundance]
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Josie,
A really good song in an infectious style.So many good things going on with the vocals & harmonies - and the backing has a nice groove.
All your work shines through and I hope you`ll make more like this.

Robert

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#479099 - 06/23/18 07:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: beatmaster]
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Originally Posted By: beatmaster
Excellent song, loved the instrument choice, along with strong sounding vocals to me gave this a nice modern sound.


Thank you so much! There's a lot of new and retro mixed together in some of my fav pop songs these days so I wanted to do that too.

Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Carole King!!! And that’s a major compliment! Great job Josie!! Such a sweet vibe and message! Thanks, Torrey


Torrey thank you! I've loved Carole's work forever so that is a wonderful compiiment.


Edited by Sundance (06/23/18 07:45 PM)

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#479105 - 06/23/18 08:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Josie,

This is really well done.

A well written "lesson song". Catchy and very "listen-able".

The arrangement and production carry the song perfectly. And nicely mixed. Really nice background vocals (and ooohs). A lot of nice "little touches". The horns work well.

The whole thing harkens back to Motown. Sounds like an early record from Diana Ross and the Supremes - a radio song.

One of your best - in all regards.

fj


I appreciate that alot FJ! If I could I'd add a little Motown to almost everything. grin I'm tryiing new things but it's still so hard to get the mix/mastering where i'd like it to be. If I could ever mix one like Bob Ohlisson I'd be happier than a little pig in a big mudhole.

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#479106 - 06/23/18 08:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: HearToLearn]
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Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
Josie, that was GREAT! You've really stepped up your game. There's a lot going on in your song; and going on in the right ways. So many ways you created interest. Great use of the background vocals too!

Special kudos for changing so many things sonicly at 2:10

Great job! More please!


Thank you so much! It was a fun song to do experimenting with all the different fx and stuff in there. I'm so happy you liked it.

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#479109 - 06/23/18 10:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: It's On Us [Re: Sundance]
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Very cool like the licks.
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