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#602719 - 06/19/20 08:08 AM [User Showcase] Just Let Me Breathe
Registered: 12/12/18
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Justin P Offline
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"Just Let Me Breathe" offers a conversation about injustice that many are feeling and hope to be heard. One's personal experience may relate it to discrimination, racism, abuse, inequality, being bullied, relationship, or other. It was written with heartfelt compassion to recognize and support the need for change and question the actions of others.

I used a combination of POLRDAY and FREEFLO but changed the bass from synth to real. The only non-biab track is the acoustic guitar.

I did the vocals and harmony. My DAW is Samplitude Studio x5.
Using Apollo twin and UAD plugins.


Soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/justin-thomas-199/just-let-me-breathe


Thanks for listening! This is my first post here. smile
Justin


JUST LET ME BREATHE
(c) 2020 by Justin Thomas

It wasn’t like I tried, To disappear into the night
You held me down so long, And I didn’t even fight
I told you that it hurt, But you wouldn’t listen
You kept on pushin’, When all I said was

Just let me breathe
Give me some room
I don’t want to feel like
You’re taking my life away
There isn’t much time
I keep telling you
Why do you have to
treat me this way

Why can’t you understand, I just want to live a happy life
What you inflict on me, It just cuts me like a knife
When will you ever change, When will you listen
This time I’ve had enough, of these conditions

Just let me breathe
Give me some room
I don’t want to feel like
You’re taking my life away
There isn’t much time
I keep telling you
Why do you have to
treat me this way

It ain’t right to put this pain on me, When all I want is some civility

Just let me breathe
Give me some room
I don’t want to feel like
You’re taking my life away
There isn’t much time
I keep telling you
Why do you have to
treat me this way

There isn’t much time
I keep telling you
Why do you have to
treat me this way


Edited by Andrew - PG Music (08/21/20 02:55 PM)

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#602724 - 06/19/20 08:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Let Me Breathe [Re: Justin P]
Registered: 03/07/18
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Rustyspoon# Offline
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Justin,
seems a lot of emotion and craftsmanship went into making this tune. Sounds very good. A+ for arrangement and vocals.
Nice video! Thank you for sharing.

Misha.

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#602815 - 06/20/20 03:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Let Me Breathe [Re: Justin P]
Registered: 04/13/16
Posts: 2895
Loc: Stanwell Park NSW Australia
rayc Offline
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Excellent arrangement. well captured vocal (harmonies included) - good melody.
All terrific
though I'm not keen on the lines...

"I don’t want to feel like
You’re taking my life away"

The use of "feel" seems incongruous to my reading of the lyric...almost as if it's a "I'd better have a deflection to heart broke ballad just in case" thing.
I know that's not the case but i found the lines unconvincing.
The rest...TRES BONN.
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#602820 - 06/20/20 04:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Let Me Breathe [Re: Justin P]
Registered: 04/15/19
Posts: 390
Loc: SA, Australia
Ghostgum Offline
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Registered: 04/15/19
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Loc: SA, Australia
Seems like a very well-crafted, professional production to me. The lyrics and music mesh well together and the vocal performance is excellent.

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#602835 - 06/20/20 07:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Let Me Breathe [Re: Justin P]
Registered: 08/10/12
Posts: 9156
Loc: Florida
floyd jane Offline
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Justin,

A really good sound. Nice opening. Excellent mix.

You have a terrific voice - "radio ready". Really well recorded and perfectly processed.

Enjoyed the listen. Welcome to the Showcase...

fj

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#602960 - 06/21/20 07:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Let Me Breathe [Re: Justin P]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5674
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Scott C Offline
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Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Sounds great

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#602981 - 06/21/20 08:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Let Me Breathe [Re: Justin P]
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Tangmo Offline
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Registered: 08/21/18
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Really well-done. Timely but not too on-the-nose preachy. That's a fine line to walk and runs the risks of being unsettled by the listeners...but risks are necessary. Anyway...professionally presented and heartfelt. "Radio ready" indeed.
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#602986 - 06/21/20 09:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Let Me Breathe [Re: Tangmo]
Registered: 12/12/18
Posts: 4
Justin P Offline
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Posts: 4
Thanks for all the comments and listens! Indeed it is impossible to please everyone, but in a nutshell... I just wanted to write a song that, in a peaceful way, voices someone's *feeling* of being mistreated - no matter what it is. I think we all just want to live our lives that way? If the song helps just one person on this planet, I did my job! smile

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#603767 - 06/25/20 02:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Let Me Breathe [Re: Justin P]
Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 878
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
BabuMusic Offline
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Registered: 05/27/19
Posts: 878
Loc: Dallas, PA, USA
Man, great vocal, Justin. This is a really good song, and so well mixed. Oh, and I like the video, too. Perfect all around.


Edited by BabuMusic (06/25/20 02:17 PM)
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#603805 - 06/25/20 08:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Let Me Breathe [Re: Justin P]
Registered: 12/18/06
Posts: 1515
Loc: Hong Kong
lambada Offline
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Unbelievable. Great song, beautiful lyrics, great voice and great production in my humble opinion. Congratulations.
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#603850 - 06/26/20 06:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Let Me Breathe [Re: Justin P]
Registered: 12/08/02
Posts: 7619
Loc: Wauconda, Il.
MusicStudent Offline
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Ya, the lyrics and vocals are pro quality. Good for you mate. Thanks for sharing.
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#603855 - 06/26/20 06:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: Just Let Me Breathe [Re: Justin P]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 12700
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
VideoTrack Online   content
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Oh my goodness. This absolutely delivers some of the best quality we've seen around here.

Fantastic song, fantastic story told with the lyrics, and all wrapped up in a masterfully delivered video clip.

It's a multiple 'Yes' from me.
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#603901 - 06/26/20 03:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Just Let Me Breathe [Re: Justin P]
Registered: 11/18/19
Posts: 362
Loc: Chicago, IL
EdZ314 Offline
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Registered: 11/18/19
Posts: 362
Loc: Chicago, IL
Yes - this is a pro-level production, radio ready vocals. Top notch quality all around - polished, smooth, and well mixed. It's really impressive that you were able to achieve this with almost all BIAB tracks. You've demonstrated that in the right hands, the sky is the limit for what you can create using BIAB + some extras. I hope your song gets lots of plays and streams. Looking forward to hearing more.
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