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The Art of Romancing - new original song

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Hi fantastic forum folk

Here's a new song I've been working on for a while now.

Nits and crits welcome

The Art of Romancing
Written and performed by Staypress
Backing vocals by Liz Greenway
Middle bit lyrics from an idea by Ed Kocol
V1
I'm trying to get to know you better
Tried to send a text, send a letter
Nothing seems to get through to you
I'm gonna change your point of view
Prechorus
It's a wonderful thing
The joy you can bring
With the art of romancing
Ch
Do you like to dance?
Are you up for some romance?
Whats your stance?
Do you wanna take a chance with me?
V2
You're like a manual for a mobile phone
Hard to read and hard to leave alone
Before this wonderful night is through
Tell me what I
can do for you
Prech
Ch
Middle bit
trying to get through to you
Losing bars under the stars
Trying to see your point of view
Then this night of romance could be ours
Prech
Chorus

Edited by daryl1968
lyrics added

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When does my royalty check arrive?

Great job by Staypress and the current Mrs. Daryl1968.

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Hi Daryl,

cool song as usually,

rythm explorations ...not able to give you any technical thought ... Maybe the voice a little bit too upfront but not sure,It might be your choice ....

anyway cool time spent listening to this song.

cheers.

Olivier

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Daryl
The unmistakable sound of Daryl and the Staypress crew. A likable bouncy tune with a bit of humor, very nice. The mix seemed a little too much on the high end to me, but that could be the headphones I'm currently using. 

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That chorus grooves hard!!! Great stuff. And, another mixing clinic. I'm not surprised it too you a while, so much clever mix idearrs. Clarity that gets my ears smiling from the first bar. Pure pop goodness and very listenable tunesmithery - well done!

 

cheers,

-Tom

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Hey, Daryl,

How are you, buddy?  It's really great to hear a tasty new Staypress song!😀

This is a cool, fresh sounding Pop rocker with clever, trendy lyrics, excellent playing, and you and the "current Mrs." did a fantastic job on the great vocals and harmonies!  I also really love both the funky and distorted guitar parts, and how the combination really adds to the drive and energy of the song as it moves forward.

Excellent addition to the Staypress vault of gems, Daryl, very nice work!👍

Have a good one!
Bob

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Daryl, this really grows on you fast.  I've listened to this several times, and find it rather addictive.  My only suggestion concerns the EQ of the vocal; it got to sounding shrill after a few listens so you might consider turning down the upper mids a bit, or a bit less compression.  Otherwise, this is terrific!

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Hi Daryl - I think it's a cool pop/rock song - I always enjoy your vocal and lyrics. There's a lot going on in this mix and it sounds excellent to my ears.  The arrangement had quite a variety to it - well done.

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On 4/15/2019 at 9:05 PM, Bapu said:

When does my royalty check arrive?

Great job by Staypress and the current Mrs. Daryl1968.

Bollocks

Thanks mate

On 4/15/2019 at 9:05 PM, vilovilo said:

Hi Daryl,

cool song as usually,

rythm explorations ...not able to give you any technical thought ... Maybe the voice a little bit too upfront but not sure,It might be your choice ....

anyway cool time spent listening to this song.

cheers.

Olivier

Merci Olivier. 

I thought the same on the vocal - will remix later. 

On 4/15/2019 at 11:11 PM, bjornpdx said:

Daryl
The unmistakable sound of Daryl and the Staypress crew. A likable bouncy tune with a bit of humor, very nice. The mix seemed a little too much on the high end to me, but that could be the headphones I'm currently using. 

Thanks a lot Bjorn. 

I think you may be right on the brightness - I wrestled with the mix on this one for a while. I'll revisit when my ears a fresher. 

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Everything is top notch here. Really like the groovy guitar in the chorus

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On 4/16/2019 at 12:37 AM, emeraldsoul said:

That chorus grooves hard!!! Great stuff. And, another mixing clinic. I'm not surprised it too you a while, so much clever mix idearrs. Clarity that gets my ears smiling from the first bar. Pure pop goodness and very listenable tunesmithery - well done!

 

cheers,

-Tom

Thanks a load Tom - I really appreciate your very kind words my mate

On 4/16/2019 at 1:59 AM, amiller said:

Quirkinesses and originality...what more could you ask for.  Very fun song.

Thanks amiller - I will take quirk and fun.

 

On 4/16/2019 at 3:12 AM, Ed D said:

Nice singing and interesting song. Mix sounds great! 

 

Thanks a lot Ed

 

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What a great pop song.  I particularly liked the clever humour of the lyrics but everything (e.g., performances, arrangement, vocals, composing, instrumentation, etc.) sounded good to me.  I agree with Lynn above.  This song is indeed infectious and makes you want to go back and listen again. 

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Very nice tune . Sounds great. Has  lots of interesting musical parts and groove pockets going on .Love that thing you do with your lady where you two double up on the vocal melody in different octaves  .

 

Kenny

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Hi Daryl, I hope everything is great with you and your family.

Great song! After a few listenings the pre-chorus is growing, love it. Great build-up to the catchy chorus. You have a nice skill to balance more in the "interesting and fresh" scale rather than just "wierd." Not that I don't like wierd, but it can ruin good songs sometimes.

The mix sounds top notch both in my headphones and speakers.

 

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On 4/16/2019 at 9:18 AM, Bob Oister said:

Hey, Daryl,

How are you, buddy?  It's really great to hear a tasty new Staypress song!😀

This is a cool, fresh sounding Pop rocker with clever, trendy lyrics, excellent playing, and you and the "current Mrs." did a fantastic job on the great vocals and harmonies!  I also really love both the funky and distorted guitar parts, and how the combination really adds to the drive and energy of the song as it moves forward.

Excellent addition to the Staypress vault of gems, Daryl, very nice work!👍

Have a good one!
Bob

Thanks so much Bob - you're very kind

On 4/16/2019 at 5:05 PM, Lynn said:

Daryl, this really grows on you fast.  I've listened to this several times, and find it rather addictive.  My only suggestion concerns the EQ of the vocal; it got to sounding shrill after a few listens so you might consider turning down the upper mids a bit, or a bit less compression.  Otherwise, this is terrific!

Thanks very much Lynn - I'll have a go at a remix before long

 

On 4/16/2019 at 9:29 PM, Douglas Kirby said:

Hi Daryl - I think it's a cool pop/rock song - I always enjoy your vocal and lyrics. There's a lot going on in this mix and it sounds excellent to my ears.  The arrangement had quite a variety to it - well done.

Cheers Doug - I really appreciate it

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Nice song Daryl but as other have noted it does sound a little thin, especially the vocal.

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On 4/17/2019 at 12:59 PM, thegaltieribrothers said:

Hi Daryl,

Great song, great mix, great singing - love the floaty pre-chorus.

Thanks for sharing.

Good Job!

regards

paul

 

Thanks a lot Paul

 

On 4/17/2019 at 7:03 PM, kakku said:

Everything is top notch here. Really like the groovy guitar in the chorus

Glad you like it Kakku. Thank you very much

 

On 4/19/2019 at 3:08 PM, freddy j said:

What a great pop song.  I particularly liked the clever humour of the lyrics but everything (e.g., performances, arrangement, vocals, composing, instrumentation, etc.) sounded good to me.  I agree with Lynn above.  This song is indeed infectious and makes you want to go back and listen again. 

Thanks so much Freddy

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