Just Won't Do

October 26, 2015 8:43 AM

A quick little pop song about the early days of falling in love.

I think the clever people call it limerence? Those early butterflies, daydreams of marriage and wanting to spend every moment together.

Acoustics, electrics, delay, an unrelenting bouncy beat and vocals that should probably be a touch louder with less reverb. I even managed to cram a fuzzy guitar solo in there!

posted by remlapm (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Really nice! The changes feel very organic. And that opening lick is pretty infectious. Post more!
posted by ochenk at 9:01 AM on October 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

Nice! I may have just done a li'l car-dancing.
posted by billiebee at 12:09 PM on October 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

Oh gosh, this is so lovely. What a great mix, my only complaint being that I'd like your vocal mic-ed more closely and turned up!
posted by greenish at 6:44 AM on October 27, 2015 [1 favorite]

Greenish, thanks for the feedback. The vocals were recorded well......but while I don't mind singing, I dread listening to my own voice while mixing, so I bury it in the mix. I'm trying to overcome this and just accept my voice as it is and put them more forward, but the volume is a conscious mixing decision based on self-confidence.

Here's a song I recorded and mixed about a month ago. What was intended to be Van Morrison sounding ended up a near whisper. You can hopefully see the growth between that and this recording, but I really just need to let go before my vocal mixes sit properly.

This is the first track I've posted here, an enormous step for me sharing something, so hopefully next round I'll be a little less self aware.

Thanks again.
posted by remlapm at 10:13 AM on October 27, 2015

Oh yes that opening echo-y riff is lovely, and something about the arrangement and vocals is giving me sorta "The Sea and Cake"-ish vibes here that I like a lot. (I am very familiar with the vocal burying mindset, btw, but if it helps to hear it from a third party, I like your singing a lot and would also like to hear it mixed higher!)
posted by en forme de poire at 10:55 PM on October 27, 2015 [1 favorite]

Used a bit of this in this month's MeFi podcast!
posted by cortex at 12:24 PM on November 2, 2015

Your voice has a nice sound. "Double track it. Add some harmony". You did but then buried it. Wiser to bring it up. You're writing good stuff.

JJ Cale made a similar misjudgement of his sound until Eric Clapton cloned him and created hits.
posted by Bdprtsma at 3:50 PM on November 22, 2015 [1 favorite]

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