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#665120 - 07/21/21 03:06 PM [User Showcase] Before Her Storm
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Before Her Storm

I kept this production simple with just an acoustic guitar (RT2930)*corrected and bass (RT3459). I built the song around the lyrical hook I had circling in my head for some time.


Lyrics:

Snakeskins and butterflies
A soaring eagle’s cry
She’s all that wrapped up inside

Sundays in the park
Running through the dark
Going home wasn’t very far

On those summer nights
When she can’t keep warm
I’m the calm
Before her storm

Her ma says she’s not right
She may never see the light
I won’t lose without a fight

On those summer nights
When she can’t keep warm
I’m the calm
Before her storm

Dragons and moon-pulled tides
A crumbling mountainside
She’s all that wrapped up inside

On those summer nights
When she can’t keep warm
I’m the calm
Before her storm


Edited by Ezekiel's Storm (07/26/21 06:04 AM)

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#665127 - 07/21/21 03:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Sounded like an acoustic version of Waiting For My Man in the intro.
Strong vocal EZ, you do this key well.
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#665136 - 07/21/21 05:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Hi,

I agree with Ray - this key suits your vocals very nicely.

I understand you want to keep the instrumentation sparse and feature the vocals and this certainly suits this song. The Guitar and Bass sound very good.

However I can also imagine drums coming in for the 2nd or 3rd verse and certainly the refrain/chorus. Not necessarily a heavy drum sound - maybe brushes with a side stick and later a snare. Maybe also a little low level piano for the chorus/refrain.

Just a few thoughts.

Enjoyed the song very much.

Best Regards
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#665165 - 07/21/21 08:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott

A really nice singer-songwriter sound beautifully sung. Good lyric.

A very nice piece of song writing and performing.

Peter

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#665176 - 07/22/21 03:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Hi Scott,

Nice writing, and your vocal is perfect I think.

Enjoyed the listen!

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#665177 - 07/22/21 04:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott,

I absolutely love this song... My favorite from you.

Perfect arrangement and mix. An outstanding folky vocal.

Excellent!

Bob

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#665181 - 07/22/21 04:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: rsdean]
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great example of the kiss concept.
well done.
best
om
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#665182 - 07/22/21 04:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Yes, that's a good hook to write around. What a perfect acoustic track, and the bass simply holds the roots and allows your ever-so-excellent vocal to make it work. The melody is smooth and flowing. Just am excellent write and very well presented, Scott.
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#665199 - 07/22/21 07:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott,

A good write. Simple, yet complex. Good imagery.

The simple instrumentation works well. Good vocal, good mix.

Enjoyed the listen.

fj

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#665212 - 07/22/21 09:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Hi, Scott !

I like your tune very much
Superb indeed ! ....and I like
your voice !


Take Care !

Cheers
Dani

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#665238 - 07/22/21 11:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott, your vocal carries this nicely with the minimal backing! Great tune as is and would work with a full backing IMO! You write some pretty good stuff! Thanks, Torrey
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#665243 - 07/22/21 12:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Simple works very well with this tune. Enjoyed your vocal performance. All the right choices were made in putting this top level production together.

Charlie
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#665244 - 07/22/21 12:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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By the way, can you post the correct acoustic guitar? Acoustic guitar (RT23909) doesn't work.

Thanks,

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#665279 - 07/22/21 07:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Much enjoyed the live singer songwriter vibe you created. Great vocal.
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#665294 - 07/23/21 02:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Hi Scott,

I had the honor of having a pre-listen and I can only only repeat what I said then: Fantastic write (because I know a young lady tha tthis song could be about.)

I think that 'slim' arragement is fantastic, and you know how much I dig your voice and singing.

Very, very well-done.

And like I as said, 'Can't understand why you're still working in the 'ed-biz' when you could easily make the grade as singer in a Johhny Cash cover band ...

All the best, Scott,

Stefan

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#665305 - 07/23/21 06:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott,
Very good lyrics and performance! Perfect reminder that good songs do not have to be packed like sausage (my problem :))
Liked it! Thank you for sharing.
Misha.

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#665332 - 07/23/21 09:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: Ezekiel's Storm]
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Scott,
Its no surprise your voice is strong enough to carry a stripped down production and hold the interest throughout.
Of course it helps that this is a strong write with interesting imagery and a good hook.
Proof that less is more; nicely done!

Robert

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#665400 - 07/23/21 04:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: rayc]
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Originally Posted By: rayc
Sounded like an acoustic version of Waiting For My Man in the intro.
Strong vocal EZ, you do this key well.


Thanks, Ray. I like this key to because it's in the lower part of my register.

Scott

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#665401 - 07/23/21 04:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: NigelSpiers]
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Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi,

I agree with Ray - this key suits your vocals very nicely.

I understand you want to keep the instrumentation sparse and feature the vocals and this certainly suits this song. The Guitar and Bass sound very good.

However I can also imagine drums coming in for the 2nd or 3rd verse and certainly the refrain/chorus. Not necessarily a heavy drum sound - maybe brushes with a side stick and later a snare. Maybe also a little low level piano for the chorus/refrain.

Just a few thoughts.

Enjoyed the song very much.

Best Regards
Nigel


Thanks for the suggestion, Nigel. I did have a shaker for percussion originally, then I decided to take it out.

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#665402 - 07/23/21 04:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Before Her Storm [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
Scott

A really nice singer-songwriter sound beautifully sung. Good lyric.

A very nice piece of song writing and performing.

Peter


Peter, thank you for the kind feedback.

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