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Hallo Chaps , I really am on a roll as they say , since I`ve had the pleasure to be on this bandlab forum Ive writen and recorded a so many songs , heres another ``blue for you ´´  written and recorded in about three weeks , I wasnt sure if this one was a keeper untill I added the short chorus harmonies and it then fell into place ,

 

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Hey Paul, this reminds me of something Steve Miller might do -- good groove and I liked that guitar break -- the playing and tone are perfecto -- good work mate~~Allan. 

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You always have such interesting melodies, and the mix is so clear. Great guitar tones throughout with a really good break. Great vocals and harmonies and yeah, the chorus works really well. Keep 'em coming! 

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Well first off this has a songwriter's signature that I don't remember hearing before. It's super original, which is always good.

Mix wise I liked it best when the vocals were doubled! On the single lead vocals, sometimes I couldn't make out the words, which is not a deal breaker exactly - but you might bring the single vocal up just a smidge, or better yet seek out the snare hit that inevitiably masks certain words in spots, and drop the snare out of the way a bit just for that conflicting moment.

 

Or just go with what you got 'cause it's pretty good as is, really.

 

cheers,

-Tom

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Hi guys , thankyou all so much for taking the time to reply and comment , this was one of those songs   I wasnt really sure about, its so hard keep everything in perspective when one writes  so getting such a positive response spurs me on no end , I try and write intresting  melodies without them sounding too complicated and over clever , which I´m not cheers

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Thanks Nigel, I´m constantly surprised with the bandlab vitual amp set-ups I usually delete the reverb  and add it on later during mixdown to have more contol over the sound cheers

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It works for me, has the things that make the furry ears smile and say stop, listen you furry lump.  Nice one @Paul Bush

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Paul,

Blue For You has a distinctive sound, I really enjoy listening to this mix as everything is clear but there is nothing that is in your face.  The only thing I would change is I would reduce the number of crash cymbal hits.

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I was thinking this needed something, a grinding B3 maybe?, then it hit; yeah!
I do think the verse is a bit "naked"; but your tune, your production.

Overall 👍

t

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Hi t ,   I´m not very good at layering the instuments so I try to avoid too many instuments playing at once ..if that makes sense? I also wanted a bottleneck guitar  in there but once again too many cooks etc  Ive still got some tricks of the trade to learn  , cheers Pb

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I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that since you used a drum VST, I'll then say the song could really shine with a live drummer.

The vocals are really good as are the guitars. Bass is foundational, which is all this kind of song requires. But I'd up the bass by at least 1 db.

 

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Hi Bapu, yeah a live drummer would be nice unfortunately its  luxury that I cant afford , so i´m stuck with EZdrums , as far as the Bass goes I struggle with it because i´m no Bass player so when I record the bass I try and hide it rather than embrace it and try and play it properly ..although I did write a song where I played a rather convincing walking bass line  my one and only time that said ``check out the basslines ´´  in any of my offerings..... cheers for the comments

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Paul,   your songs have a distinctive character to them. This one has a catchy chorus and I like the vocal doubling there. I thought the voc could use bit more thickening, maybe bit more reverb or something?   But well done song. Enjoyed it.

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That's a cool rocker - I really enjoyed your lead vocal - nice job there. I also enjoyed the vocal doubles and harmonies on the chorus - they really hook the listener in.

The rhythm guitars sounded excellent - and the mix overall sounded quite good to my ears.

Well done.

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Paul, I like everything about this!  I listened to it several times before I responded because it's so enjoyable.  This might be perfect for a video.  Stay healthy!

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Hi Lyn, well funny you shouild say that , most of my songs on bandlab have a video so that I can post it on my youtube page.... 

 

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