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#621362 - 10/31/20 07:56 PM [User Showcase] Whatcha Gonna Do
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A quick song I put together today relying heavily on 70's influences and BIAB. Pablo Cruise fans can rest easy that this is not a cover! A lot of work remains to be done on this. Thanks for having a listen.
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Piano 2196 Electric Jazz Rock
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Guitar 2904 Gritty Bluesy Pop Brent
Guitar 1257 Pop Shining Rock 8ths
Organ 2692 Modern Pop Slow Mike
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Vocals
Guitar lead and rhythm
Synth

Whatcha Gonna Do
Words and Music by
Torrey Bliss copyright 2020
In the fall of '79 is when I last saw you
You left on a journey to find
A promised land just out of your view
A wound remained behind
A scar left for all time
Its sad how we prioritize the things we want in our lives
A promise made fades away
Honor traded for our gain
Pride will guide the fool
The wise embrace the truth
Whatcha gonna do
When the truth dawns on you
That you've missed the best days of your life
Chances you are taking
Have long been in the making
You know your well is gonna run dry
Things in life that were given
Now are taken away
It's a hard truth now that you're living
If only you knew how to pray
That long and winding road
Will never lead you home
Whatcha gonna do
When the truth dawns on you
That you've missed the best days of your life
Chances you are taking
Have long been in the making
You know your well is gonna run dry
Dreams that you are chasin'
With unreal expectations
Has kept the veil over your eyes
If you will awaken
You'll find love for the taking
So whatcha gonna do with your life




Edited by Torrey Bliss (10/31/20 07:56 PM)
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#621372 - 10/31/20 09:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

Very cool tune and terrific write. As it stands, outstanding work . . . love that little break at the end with the panned, fuzzed back up vocal. Great effect. Probably some opportunity to refine the mix in just a few spots, where the vocal seems to sit back a tad or the organ jumps out a bit too much. But that’s pretty nitty, if anything at all. Good stuff, Torrey!

Best regards,

Deej

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#621387 - 11/01/20 03:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Man, it's so good to see a new song from you! It's been too long smile

And what a song!

Absolutely love the chorus! And strong write overall.

That little breakdown at 3:12 ... brilliant!

I won't comment on the mix because you say you still have a lot of work to do on it, but sounds pretty good to me already.

Good to see you back, Torrey, the forum is a better place with you here.

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#621398 - 11/01/20 05:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Really liked this and enjoyed listening--I don't know how you can improve it, sounds excellent to me!
++ on that break late in the mix.
I first was going to suggest that on these lines:
A wound remained behind
A scar left for all time
..you might consider raising "all time" up a third, to avoid repetition and add interest..but after listening all the way through, I like it just the way it is.
I took away some production "lessons" by listening to your top-flight work...Thanks for working/posting!

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#621407 - 11/01/20 06:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey, where are the A&R folks from Abbey Road? Man, you would fit right in at that studio. A great song. Pablo Cruise would be happy with the upgrade. You voices are outstanding, and your guitar is always captivating with excellent taste and tone. Perfect. Your mix is always so pleasing to the ear.
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#621411 - 11/01/20 06:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Hey Torrey....

It's coming together great and I echo all other favorable comments.
Another smooth, very appealing listen in all aspects.
Keep us informed of the progress.

Have a great day....

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#621432 - 11/01/20 08:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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So good to hear from your Torrey. I saw this pop up on Soundcloud yesterday. Perfect delicate vocal. Really cool backtrack. Loved your chord progressions. This ones a hit !!!!! I loved the way the guitar teased than came in with that excellent guitar break. Well done....

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#621494 - 11/01/20 05:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Deej56]
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Thanks Deej for the kind feedback! I have a ton of work to do on this still! Fixing flat notes in places on the vocals and switching out some of the instrumentation etc! I rushed this having so little time to work on it. It may be quite a while until It's finished! Thanks, for the listen! T
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#621499 - 11/01/20 10:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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I really like what I'm hearing! laugh
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#621554 - 11/02/20 01:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,
Fabulous stuff...in parts it reminded me of the build in Purple rain.
I'd have loved a little longer/more extended solo from you as you do it so well.
Sounds fantastic, good narrative, nice hooks in the verse as well as chorus.
Great.
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#621577 - 11/02/20 04:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: BlueAttitude]
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Thanks Dave for taking a moment to check out the tune! Yeah I need to go in and "fix' a few things here, I rushed it a bit! I highly value your comments! Thanks, T
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#621580 - 11/02/20 04:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Great to hear your music again Torrey.
This is such a strong song and performance, with a standout chorus.
Agree with Dave about the change-up at 3.12. Very nice!
Cheers,
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#621581 - 11/02/20 04:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Hey Torrey ...

Your music is always such a treat! You are one of the very best talents. You always amaze me with your music. And yeah ... that unexpected surprise at 3:12 is the cherry topping this treat. As has been mentioned by previous forum members ... the User's Showcase is a better place when your music rings down the halls. Amazing song by an amazing talent.

Wishing you the very best. Take care and be safe ...

Alan
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#621616 - 11/03/20 05:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

This does not sound like "A quick song I put together today..." OR "...A lot of work remains to be done on this." This sounds great. As is.

One of your best, I think. My favorite, certainly. An excellent write. An exquisite arrangement. A Solid mix. Terrific vocals.

An excellent listen. Worth cuing up many times.

fj

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#621629 - 11/03/20 06:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Torrey,

I can tell you what I'm gonna do: Listen to this marvellous song again and again. And again. That's radio stuff (like so many of your songs) - no doubt about that.
The whole song is very well written - the chorus is so incredibly catchy... Everything sounds so smooth, and I do love your singing anyway. You're a heckuva song writer and an enormously talented musician.
Definitely a 10 !

Take care,

Stefan (still the chairman of the German section of the Torrey Bliss fan club)

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#621638 - 11/03/20 08:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Really, really well done - superbly catchy without being overbearing, amazingly mixed too. Honestly wouldn't change a thing - I could hear this playing on the radio no problem. Thanks for sharing smile
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#621642 - 11/03/20 08:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Very good song!
Some good words there!
Well mixed and performed.
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#621666 - 11/03/20 11:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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I see someone else heard some Pablo Cruise in there as did I..... Great job....

I too think the vocals could come up out of the mix a bit more. Aside from that, everything else is pretty much finished.
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#621698 - 11/03/20 03:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Tano Music]
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Thanks Tano for taking time to listen and comment! It's means a lot to me! I am still thinking of ways to possibly change the delivery of some of the vocal lines. The song will evolve a little in the coming weeks! T
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#621699 - 11/03/20 03:21 PM [User Showcase] Re: Whatcha Gonna Do [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Excellent song and performance, Torrey. The fact that you feel there's a lot of work still to be done demonstrates the very high standards you set for yourself. To me it already sounds like a professional product.
Regards,
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