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#541533 - 06/18/19 04:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Figure It Out [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Bit mysterious song, have to figure it out smile Very tight mix, especially drums sound great. Great vocals, including harmonies. I'm listening on headphones, there's a low thump at 0:48, everytime I heard it I had to check is somebody coming in smile

Janne

Thanks for stopping in, Janne....

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#541626 - 06/18/19 01:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Figure It Out [Re: floyd jane]
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I do appreciate y'all mentioning the harmony! It was a small but FUN part.

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#541656 - 06/18/19 04:59 PM [User Showcase] Re: Figure It Out [Re: floyd jane]
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Very creative intro Floyd! Your vocal sounds like you took a little different approach on this, maybe its all in the attitude for the tune! A little more subdued than your usual sound, but it really is appropriate and works well for the song! We in the forum probably take the high quality of your work for granted at times because you always bring it on every tune, but there is simply not one thing out of place in this one and I really appreciate your skills! Janice compliments your lead vocal so well also! Thanks, Torrey
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#541695 - 06/18/19 10:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Figure It Out [Re: floyd jane]
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Floyd,

Another sweet tune—really nice write. I like your vocal on this particularly—very focused, very rich. Nicely done, and kudos to Janice on the stellar harmony. Well, well done! Good luck with it.

All the best,

Deej

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#541810 - 06/19/19 12:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Figure It Out [Re: beatmaster]
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Originally Posted By: mkg50 (Mike G)
Floyd, how can you sound so laid back and not fall over? I just can't Figure It Out!
This is very nice. All the moving parts work together as one.
Love the baritone/tremolo guitar.
Cheers,
Mike


Mike - thanks for having a listen and for the nice comments...


Originally Posted By: beatmaster
Floyd again you have delivered a great song, the space you leave in your mixes are what give the pro sound you achieve each and every time.

The lyrics are well worked on and not churned out, the vocals are laid back and relaxed just the way they should be for this style.

You keep the bar high for us all, and that's a good thing.

Thanks


beatmaster - thanks for the fine review... good to see you back around...

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#541998 - 06/20/19 11:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Figure It Out [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Originally Posted By: Torrey Bliss
Very creative intro Floyd! Your vocal sounds like you took a little different approach on this, maybe its all in the attitude for the tune! A little more subdued than your usual sound, but it really is appropriate and works well for the song! We in the forum probably take the high quality of your work for granted at times because you always bring it on every tune, but there is simply not one thing out of place in this one and I really appreciate your skills! Janice compliments your lead vocal so well also! Thanks, Torrey


Torrey - that is very nice of you to say... Thanks...

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#542157 - 06/21/19 09:04 AM [User Showcase] Re: Figure It Out [Re: floyd jane]
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Great work, Floyd!

Really outstanding work on the mix on this one. The drum sound is killer.

Totally infectious song. The ending is cool man.
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#542200 - 06/21/19 12:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Figure It Out [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: Deej56
Floyd,

Another sweet tune—really nice write. I like your vocal on this particularly—very focused, very rich. Nicely done, and kudos to Janice on the stellar harmony. Well, well done! Good luck with it.

All the best,

Deej


Thanks, Deej. We both appreciate that...


Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Great work, Floyd!

Really outstanding work on the mix on this one. The drum sound is killer.

Totally infectious song. The ending is cool man.


Thanks so much, Mr Snyder. Good to see you around....

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#544559 - 07/08/19 01:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Figure It Out [Re: floyd jane]
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Hi floyd,

Once again you and Janice strike gold! How do the two of you manage it so comfortably and so often? I wish I knew smile

This is a wonderful listen in every possible way -- writing, arranging, performing, producing and presenting; and the band was seriously well chosen. First class EVERYTHING from start to end!

Right now I'm sitting here doing some heavy duty thinking about a couple of the strategies that you've used that really made me sit up and pay attention.

Firstly, it was lyric-writing magic how you used point-of-view to develop these lyrics. I've never written a set of lyrics where perspective seems to change as the song progresses. As I see it, that’s pretty advanced stuff and to get it to work requires a bit of skill. I’ve always subscribed to the theory that the perspective stays consistent from beginning to end. While I suspect that you might have done this in the past, and I’m going to have to go and revisit your songs to find out, it’s just today that my brain fully appreciated what you have done.

These lyrics started out using the perspective of a first person narrator; that is, “this is my story and how it happened to me”.

Quote:
i don't know what's supposed to follow next
just making it up as i go
some things work some things don't
there's a whole bunch i still don't know

none of that stops me from moving on
though sometimes i get stuck in the past
i do my best to deal with the demons
hoping the scars don't last


Then, at the end of the chorus you introduce first person plural with “we”. Now, all of a sudden, the lyrics become inclusive of someone else. This change in perspective landscape worked for me.

Moving on to verse 2, you introduce us to the character ‘you’. Now, all of a sudden with this new addition, I formed the impression that the ‘I’ character was working his way through a relationship bump by kind of talking to himself while addressing the woman called ‘you’ who is not actually present. In this regard, you’ve used the poetic literary device called Apostrophe.

I know I’ve mentioned your use of apostrophe in a couple of other posts. This particular use, though, really stood out to me because I thoroughly liked the delay in understanding how you’d devised these lyrics. The effect of using perspective that seems to move, but in reality does not, was very, very clever. I hope I don’t sound too envious but I’d love to have the kind of brain that could be inventive like that!

Secondly, the other thing that caused me to think, “floyd that was magnificent – a spark of genius”, was the ending. It is incredibly effective that you throw harmonic and melodic resolution out the window and leave the song hanging in mid-air. It suits the 'I'm working my way through a problem' nature of these lyrics. As the lyrics say, "I'm just praying we'll figure it out"... and the lack of musical resolution is a hand-in-glove match the lack of resolution of that lyric phrase.... wonderful writing and arranging!

You've given me a couple of really great ideas to reflect on and to play around with. Thank you!

Just today I learnt to say a bit of Korean that resonated with all that I thought about this composition and your and Janice’s performances...

우수한 솜씨

(I'm presently trying to teach myself a bit of Korean using Youtube just to see if I can.)

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