Hi, I listened to "Does A Bird" on the Temple Cloud page. The pizz strings sounded pretty good. I thought the singer had a nice voice but was later kind of buried in the mix somewhat, would have liked to hear the vocal a bit more.
Nice job on this. Good luck with your endeavor! John
I just listened to "Does A Bird," and had a good listen with it. I guess that's the song you wanted us to hear?---you don't mention the title in your post, and at first I thought the first page we're taken to with the instrumental is what you were posting. A direct link and title would be useful next time.
Yes, the vocal starts getting buried just a bit past the 1/2 way mark. Part of it is the singing style, where the sustained notes are pulled way back by the singer. It's a matter of more compression and/or riding those gains - There are competing frequencies adding to the issue, but besides some tricky EQ work, riding the gain could make it work.
I feel that even though you want the strings to be in a simple pop vein, a bit more development from chord to chord would amp up the musicality.