You capture the straightforward pop-song genre well; all the gestures fit together nicely. I have only one small criticism, and that is the hook/intro - it seems to suggest something bluesy/Ray Charles-ish, but then goes in a totally different direction (at least for me). I know that hooks often are contrary to the rest of the song, but the earnestness of this tune wouldn't seem to need it. Just a thought... Still, this is a very nice piece, and as I said, really captures the style beautifully.
All the best,
p.s. - I've been in Shelton (originally from Seattle)
Very nicely done. Are there lyrics for this or is it meant to be an instrumental?
I agree with Ron – the intro sounds a little out of place. It has a great blues feel to it which never really returns. If there was a section of the blues in the middle or maybe at the end it would fit in better. Anyway, just me opinion.
We'll, I wasn't trying to make it too easy to listen to so I started it off with a little bit of Frank Sinatra's One For The Road and then a little touch of Gershwin and then some blues. So it's sort of a little splash of past pop romanticism.
Shelton is struggling with growing pains right now. I know someone who just moved to a quieter part of town because of urban noise pollution. Also someone plans on building 900 houses in that area.
Thanks for the positive post trentpmcd.
This is intended to be an instrumental tune. I appreciate your ideas.
I'm glad you liked it Long. I'm planning on buying a Martin D-15 for some aggressive strumming.
Gunther, I'm happy you see a connection with the beginning and the end. The beginng is a little coy about romance and by the end there is no going back. There may even have been a little bonding going on.
Thank you Saxmarc. I also hope my cousin Brian will enjoy it and also find some comfort in it.