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#624372 - 11/22/20 08:09 AM [User Showcase] New Country
Registered: 10/05/19
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Rebecca King Offline
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Hey there,

here is our new song, hope you enjoy it. Your feedback is always welcome.

Best regards

Rebecca and Jochen

https://soundcloud.com/rebecca-newcountry/new-country

Key=A , Tempo 90
Style is _HARTBRK.STY (Heartbreak Mellow Nashville Pop)

RealTracks in style: 3502:Bass, Electric, NashvilleRadioBalladA Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 1684:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopPromiseCrispHeld Ev16 100
RealTracks in song: 1829:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm PopModernGrooveBrightArp Ev16 075
RealTracks in song: 852:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm NashvillePopClean Ev 120 (B:arp)
RealTracks in song: 1582:Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Rhythm Folkie16ths Sw16 085
RealTracks in song: 1680:Guitar, 12-String Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 085

RealTracks in song: ~542:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Dreamy Ev 085
RealTracks in song: 408:Guitar, Resonator, Background Allis Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 3152:Fiddle, 5-string, Background AmericanaFolkCoolAndy Sw16 075
RealTracks in song: 2543:Pedal Steel, Background ModernCrossover Sw16 090
RealTracks in song: 1582:Guitar, High-Strung Acoustic, Rhythm Folkie16ths Sw16 085
RealDrums [in Song:NashvilleEven16^6-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat Open
RealTracks in song: 2542:Pedal Steel, Background ModernBalladAtmosphere Ev16 065
Additional drums Superior Drummer 3 Nashville preset


New Country

C#m A F#m B

All these signs through all these years,
have you really thought, they would disappear.
All these hints through all of this,
have you really thought, that you could ignore.

E A D E

Now you finally got the chance to
finally go the way you
always were supposed to.

D A F#m E

New Country, three chords and the truth, let´s go
New Country, cause it never gets old.
New Country, whatever you may find, let´s keep
New Country always alive.

Through all these fears we already passed
and through all these hopes, that will last at last.
Through all this peace, that we lost and found
And through all the love, that may come out of.

Now you finally got the chance to
finally go the way you
always were supposed to.

New Country, three chords and the truth, let´s go
New Country, cause it never gets old.
New Country, whatever you may find, let´s keep
New Country always alive.

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#624380 - 11/22/20 08:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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WOW what a fantastic song. Your vocal is outstanding and your backing tracks and mix were perfect. IMHO this is as good as anything on country radio today.

To nitpick that only thing that I found distracting was the abrupt ending. Maybe a fad out would be better. YMMV
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#624390 - 11/22/20 12:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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I like it! Very nice

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#624466 - 11/23/20 08:02 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Fantastic!
Love the melody, the band, the lyrics and of course the vocals.
Such a a pure and clear delivery of the lyrics.
So Good!


Feedback:
I hesitate to suggest you do anything to change this, however.....
I'm listening on headphones and the bass sounds a little overpowering.
Could be just bas heavy phones, I'll give it a listen in the studio later, I'm sure it will sound even better there.

moto
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#624478 - 11/23/20 09:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Loved this song. I'm listening on good quality earpads and the bass is perfect for me. Agree with Mario that a fade out might be better at the end ?

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#624479 - 11/23/20 10:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Really nice write, arrangement, production and performance. Enjoyed my listen a lot.
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#624853 - 11/24/20 06:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
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Very cool song. Well done

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#624933 - 11/25/20 02:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Nice arrangement.
The vocal seems a little distant or disembodied.
Did you throw a heavy high pass filter on it as there seems no lower mids or bottom end on the voices?
It's even more so when the heavy drum beat comes in and takes up so much of the bottom end - especially in the chorus, (sounds like the vocals are next door and the drum kit is in the listening room.
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#626116 - 11/28/20 10:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Really good song. Nothing needs fixing, just go do another one.

Have fun,

Billy

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#626118 - 11/28/20 11:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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I like it. It tells a story and the melody is strong enough to carry the storytelling. Excellent - well done.
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#626374 - 11/29/20 07:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Rebecca,

Cool tune! Like the prosody on this—the repetition of both words and notes that give the song a strong structure (e.g., “all” in the first two verses). Really good vocal with some nicely mixed in harmonies. “Three chords and the truth”—great line. Nice internal rhymes in the pre-chorus as well. Definitely in ear worm territory with this. Well done!

All my best,

Deej

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#626707 - 11/30/20 07:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Beautiful singing and a pretty good song. Nice job all the way around.
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#626744 - 12/01/20 02:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Love it Rebecca, looking forward to your next one

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#626807 - 12/01/20 11:26 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Nice song Rebecca and cool to see you back around the forum!

J&B

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#631499 - 12/20/20 09:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Rebecca King Offline
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Hey there,
thank you very much. We are happy about your helpful comments.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to each and everyone of you.
Take care.

Rebecca and Jochen

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#631500 - 12/20/20 09:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Very well recorded, sounds like it's radio ready now. It did take me by surprise on the ending, but that's "New Country"!!

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#631515 - 12/20/20 11:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Great song. You remind me of the singer in 10,000 Maniacs. Great lyrics. The melody is catchy. Good one. Good use of BIAB too.
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#631550 - 12/20/20 04:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Very nicely done!! Really well written and performed!! From my perspective, I would EQ the vocal to increase the Lo freqs a bit to add a bit more body to the vocal and maybe turn the highs down just a bit. Very good stuff!! Take care. Greg

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#631559 - 12/20/20 05:38 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Hi Rebecca ...

What a wonderful song! I particularly enjoyed the dramatic differences in the drums. Every time they came in with the power parts, it totally refreshed the dynamics of the performance and listen. I do agree with Greg about possibly adding just a little more EQ on the vocal.

And speaking of vocals, the harmony was so nice and your voice is a very pleasant listen. And the unexpected ending was a very nice surprise.

Happy Holidays to you and yours from both of us.

Alan Di
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#631588 - 12/20/20 11:35 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country [Re: Rebecca King]
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Missed this the first time around!

I recall hearing one of your prior songs, and it's got the same sort of professional feel to it. Solid writing, excellent ear for pop, well-done vocals. smile

I agree with what others have said about the ending - it just sort of... ends. Which feels like a downer, and really goes against the thesis of the song. It leaves me feeling down, instead of powered by "New Country".

Your vocals are excellent, they're a bit "overcooked" - too bright and fatiguing to listen to.

Similarly, there balance between the instruments and the vocals feels off - I feel like I want to turn the volume up to hear the instruments better, but the vocal is plenty loud.

None of which is to imply the song isn't good or I didn't enjoy it - see the second paragraph! laugh
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