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This Cold Spring

I wrote this song quite fast, because I was strongly inspired by the cold weather this spring. Statistically speaking, spring was warmer than usually, but the statistics lie, the end of May was very warm, but April was quite an unpleasant month with several big snowfalls...

Nothing new in the lyrics, I'm recycling my previous themes. I wanted the song to be just sad, not depressing or dark. That's why the arrangement and the mix have quite light folk mood and the lead synth vocalist Saros has a very soft sound. Not timely anymore, just a bad memory, but I wanted to showcase it for those who were waiting for my spring song, I hope they are not disappointed eek

Based on style _LOAM.STY (Loam Folky Pop Country)

RealDrums: AmericanaSlow8thsFred: a: Snare, HiHat b: Snare, Ride
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#4028: Bass, Electric, ModernCountry8ths Ev 120
#3552: Multi[Thickened=5] Vocal Oohs-Aahs, Rhythm Pop3-part Ev 085
#1006: Piano, Acoustic, Solo-Accompaniment, PopCaliforniaSlow Ev 085
#3645: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm FingerIndieFolkAccent2Mute3 Ev 110
#4200: Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm SongwriterGentleSync16ths Ev16 090
#408: Guitar, Resonator, Background Allis Ev 120
#3202: Guitar, Acoustic, Soloist LaidBackBluesyBrent Ev 100

Vocals:
Synthesizer V Saros (lead), Jun (backing), Weina (backing)

Mixed in Calkewalk by BandLab (Ozone 11, Nectar 4, Neoverb)

Lyrics:

I didn't ask for this cold spring
I didn't ask the birds not to sing
I asked for a girl I could call my dear
together to melt snow with a cold beer.

Every year I ask for just one song
March, April, May to be gentle and long
hand in hand with my nightingale
seems that my wish is a fairy tale.

I didn't ask for...

Every day I'm grieving for forecast
trembly escaping to my languorous past
The fading scene with the fire, the storm
the morning was cold but your lips were still warm.

I didn't ask for...

I cry for birds
who came with the southwest breeze
in the hope of a new brood
saw the pastures freeze.

I didn't ask for...

I cry for blooms
that opened their tiny buds
they have reached for the sunlight
met the hardened mud.
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I really like the instrumentation in this song. We've had the same bizarre weather in the UK and summer hasn't yet started here - your music really fits today's weather! It's all down to the jet stream following winter flows and not allowing warm weather up from the south.


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Janne,

This is a really well constructed and produced song.

It sounds fantastic. Great job man!

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Janne, this really sounds GREAT! Think you succeeded in setting a sad-but-not-depressing tone. Cool song, and nicely performed by Saros and crew. Really like the way you've got those resonator(?) guitar breaks popping out of the mix. They sound very "live" and had me double checking the credits. Anyway...must be nice to look forward to summer! They are brutal around here. Ha!


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Hi Janne.

You won me over with this creation.
You must have spent many hours on putting these lyrics together.
They flow very, very well.
I love what you've done with Saros (and friends). The vocals sounded fully realistic to me.
In addition, the production was awesome!
It was a great band that you put together smile
It's two highly delighted thumbs up from me.

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Janne

As usual an excellent musical experience, nice work on the vocal programming.
Very well done.

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Man, that is one great mix. I didn't expect the resonator and it sure sounds good, and so does that lead acoustic guitar. Very nice!

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Janne, this is a very appropriate song for this area. On any given day we oscillate from around 20F (6.7C) below average to around 20F (6.7C) above average. Plus it has rained about 3-4 days per week and that is way above our average rain amount.

The song is great.
I really liked your vocal and your lyrics.
The backing band was spot on.
Great mix also.


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Good choice with the arrangement--the lightness in the instrumentation kept it from being to dark. I like that piano. I made note of it because I might find use for that RT in the future. Again, excellent work with the synth voices. I imagine it must take a considerable amount of time to "program" them.

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YES!! Yes, I couldn't wait to hear your take on this spring, Janne. Seriously though this is really cool. I really like the melody and mood. Your wonderful arrangement and mix brings this to the top shelf. You make me wish for a crappy summer. Vivaldi has nothing on you, brother.


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Originally Posted by WaoBand
I really like the instrumentation in this song. We've had the same bizarre weather in the UK and summer hasn't yet started here - your music really fits today's weather! It's all down to the jet stream following winter flows and not allowing warm weather up from the south.

Thanks for your kind comment smile ...interesting that there's always something to complain about the weather wherever you live...

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Nice use of Real Tracks, and Synth V Vocals. Excellent Production, Mix, Vocal Harmonies.


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This song was worth the wait, Janne. 😊

The light feel of the band does indeed work well with the sad lyric and we can relate to your cry for the birds and the blooms.
One of Janice’s sisters lives in the NC mountains and she is always ready for the return of her birds and blooms in the springtime.

The synths worked well, the write was nice and you wrapped it all in a mix that sounds excellent on the Kalis.

Well done!

J&B

PS We have five days of spring left and the temperature is 98 F. Not a lot of fun outdoors!

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Janne,

Another excellent production. The vocal and mix is superb.

Great song. Much enjoyed!

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Originally Posted by David Snyder
Janne,

This is a really well constructed and produced song.

It sounds fantastic. Great job man!

Thanks David, I appreciate your positive feedback smile

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Originally Posted by DC Ron
Janne, this really sounds GREAT! Think you succeeded in setting a sad-but-not-depressing tone. Cool song, and nicely performed by Saros and crew. Really like the way you've got those resonator(?) guitar breaks popping out of the mix. They sound very "live" and had me double checking the credits. Anyway...must be nice to look forward to summer! They are brutal around here. Ha!

Thanks DC Ron for your very pleasant comment smile Glad you liked the resonator parts, I was almost going to drop them, but the longing feel fit the mood so well that I couldn't. Yep, summer... May was dry and very warm, June has been colder and rainier, the coldness doesn't bother me, but those unpredictable and occasional showers... let's see how they will inspire me laugh

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Originally Posted by Noel96
You won me over with this creation.
You must have spent many hours on putting these lyrics together.
They flow very, very well.
I love what you've done with Saros (and friends). The vocals sounded fully realistic to me.
In addition, the production was awesome!
It was a great band that you put together smile
It's two highly delighted thumbs up from me.

--Noel

Thanks Noel for the thumb ups, I'm always happy to read your positive and supportive comment smile Actually, I spent time with the lyrics much less than usually, maybe it was due the inspiration that the story was born so quickly and naturally and the flow was the side-product of that process.

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Originally Posted by David Snyder
Janne,

This is a really well constructed and produced song.

It sounds fantastic. Great job man!

Agreed!!!

The melody is really interesting and powerful!!! Drums sound great!! One of your best vocals!!! Such a great soundstage!!

It all works!! Take care. Greg

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Originally Posted by PeterF
Janne

As usual an excellent musical experience, nice work on the vocal programming.
Very well done.

Peter

Thanks Peter for your kind comment smile

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Originally Posted by Brad Williams
Man, that is one great mix. I didn't expect the resonator and it sure sounds good, and so does that lead acoustic guitar. Very nice!

Brad

Thanks Brad for your positive feedback smile Glad you liked the resonator, I was almost going to remove it, but it seems that it would have been a mistake.

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