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#539124 - 06/02/19 01:31 AM [User Showcase] Beautiful Lie
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Beautiful Lie

A simple song this time, I usually have much more instruments smile More dance-oriented approach, BIAB is capable of creating an excellent backing track also in that genre. Warning: this may sound very LOUD.

Instruments used:
RealDrums PraiseWorshipUptempo16
Loop: housetechno_crunchy_120_b
RealTracks:
Synth Bass #2298
Electric guitar Soloist #1530 (DI+Amplitube 3)
Electric guitar Rhythm #1269, #1270

MIDI Orchestration (The Orchestra)

Vocals by me

Mixed in Cakewalk by BandLab

Lyrics:

Former lasting trip is past
paths are going apart
grayness hanging above,
idylls are broken up
world filled with problems but
I keep on searching for a
new holy love.
I've found my next hideaway in your eyes
even if these feelings are not mutual
happy naps under the
warmth of my wish quilt
daydreaming continual.

I'm building castles in the air
I'm making bed for you too up there
the darkness would conquer the blue sky
if I did not believe in
that beautiful lie
fluffy, light, soft and white
beautiful, that beautiful lie.

Hours go by leisurely
counting seconds until
you are walking outdoors,
if I just see you
through my kitchen window
then that is enough, you make me
sparkle once more.
I see my hands wrapped around your body
see some playful kissing on a vernal noon
see you melt my frost,
numbness and open my buds
release us to the wonders of June.

I'm building castles in the air...

I'm painting with dazzling colors
to hide bitterness, envy
crochet curtains for your bedroom
sinking with you in this candyfloss fantasy
silk on you, on your linen
as feathers we are floating free
as feathers we are floating free.

---------
Janne

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#539133 - 06/02/19 04:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: jannesan]
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Very cool backtrack Janne. Boy this just grabs you right from the beginning. Super vocal. Well done
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#539189 - 06/02/19 01:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: jannesan]
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This does grab your attention from the very first note...
Nicely done...
An elegant melody to go along with the lyrics...
Well sung... Well done!
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#539209 - 06/02/19 03:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: jannesan]
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I haven't a clue what the song's about - even after reading the lyrics.

But from a musical perspective - I enjoyed it. Nicely done. laugh
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#539214 - 06/02/19 04:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: jannesan]
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Hi Janne,

That is a very nice composition! I truly enjoyed listening to it. Good vocal performance!

Thanks for sharing!
Will

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#539253 - 06/03/19 06:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: jannesan]
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Janne,

Another nice Pop-oriented track. And very "dance-able"...

Nice job of putting the tracks together to achieve the sound. The added synth track in the chorus is very effective...

fj
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#539260 - 06/03/19 06:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: jannesan]
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Janne,
You have very unusual lyric twists. If I have to name your genre, I would say "Outsider Pop".
Good work on this! I did not feel that backing track is missing any instruments, does not sound thin. Also, it was not "too" loud to my ears.

Thank you for sharing!

Misha.

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#539261 - 06/03/19 06:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: jannesan]
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Janne,

This is a very cool song. Great vocal and mix. Not too loud at all - I found the balance to be very good.

Bob
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#539276 - 06/03/19 08:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: jannesan]
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Nicely done! Gives me a sense of abstraction, almost. Flows beautifully well, and the lyrics are inventive and clever. I thought the tune had a nice pulse as well. An interesting choice for the percussion.

Thanks for sharing smile
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#539282 - 06/03/19 08:37 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: jannesan]
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For the genre it does not sound too loud or thin. It's just right for what floyd called "danceable!"

The very strong melody really carries the song well and is memorable.

Well done!

J&B
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#539295 - 06/03/19 10:23 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: jannesan]
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Excellent work jannesan! Really dug the dancey vibe this has. Great mixdown too all of the elements are clear. well done!
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#539385 - 06/03/19 07:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: jannesan]
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jannesan,

Love the title on this one, catchy chorus and the overall beat keeps the listener engaged from start to finish. Nicely put together! Like dcuny, I’m not quite sure I’m following the lyrics entirely, but it still worked for me. Good stuff!

Regards,

Deej

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#539416 - 06/04/19 01:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: jannesan]
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Hi Janne,

Very enjoyable. The feel of 'energy' that you've created is excellent. As floyd says... it's very 'danceable'... and I totally agree.

My feet were tapping somewhere around bar 2 and didn't stop until the end smile

That bar of excellence that you keep on setting for yourself just gets higher and higher with each production!

All the best,
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#539438 - 06/04/19 05:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: jannesan]
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The backing sounds brilliant. Well balanced and clear and giving that "airy" feeling expressed in the lyric. Some extra fine lines in the song. Makes me smile. Much enjoyed.
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#539480 - 06/04/19 10:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool backtrack Janne. Boy this just grabs you right from the beginning. Super vocal. Well done


Thanks Scott for your positive words smile

Janne

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#539481 - 06/04/19 10:16 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: Jim]
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Originally Posted By: Jim
This does grab your attention from the very first note...
Nicely done...
An elegant melody to go along with the lyrics...
Well sung... Well done!


Thanks Jim for your kind comment, I'm especially glad for the word 'elegant' smile

Janne

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#539485 - 06/04/19 10:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
I haven't a clue what the song's about - even after reading the lyrics.
But from a musical perspective - I enjoyed it. Nicely done. laugh


Thanks David, I'm glad you enjoyed even when you didn't have a clue smile simple explanation: story about a boy dreaming of a girl he can never have -> used idiom 'Building castles in the air' -> furnishing of the castle is dream like and light -> he knows it's a lie, but very beautiful one he doesn't want to wake up from smile

Janne

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#539487 - 06/04/19 11:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: jannesan]
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Really cool song Janne!

The lyrics are really interesting. Love that guitar solo!
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#539744 - 06/06/19 10:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: Will Josef]
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Originally Posted By: Will Josef
That is a very nice composition! I truly enjoyed listening to it. Good vocal performance!
Thanks for sharing!
Will


Thanks Will for your kind words, especially concerning my vocals, I'm always very worried about that because my voice never sounds good in my own ears smile

Janne

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#539746 - 06/06/19 10:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Beautiful Lie [Re: floyd jane]
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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Another nice Pop-oriented track. And very "dance-able"...
Nice job of putting the tracks together to achieve the sound. The added synth track in the chorus is very effective...
fj


Thanks Floyd, your kind feedback is always rewarding smile It is nice that BIAB can produce such a dancable sound. Actually, it is not synth track as such in the chorus, but orchestral instruments, but I agree, it is very effective, it would work well also without the dance instruments.

Janne

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