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A Lifetime

By Chrisfoo on April 12, 2020 11:50 pm

I've been helping a buddy track some bass for most of the week so I didn't start working on my WB project until Friday night.  Instead of trying to write something from scratch, I went back through my project folder to see if I had any old ideas I could breath some life into and came across this guy.  This song was supposed to be the last song on my EP I released in December but I lost sense of what I wanted it to sound like back then so I threw it out.  When I listened to it on Friday I instantly knew what to do and ended up spending like most of the weekend retracking pretty much the whole song and I'm feeling pretty good about how it turned out.  I definitely could have used another day to rest my ears before mixing, but I dont think it turned out terrible.

Listen for the synth lead after the chorus.  Roland SE-01 that I borrowed from a buddy, I fucking love that tone. 

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April 13, 2020 12:21 am

Great tones as usual and the mix is fantastic. Glad you shared this oldie but newie!

April 13, 2020 1:11 am

Ahh man, I love the lead guitar in this, and the way its echoed in the synth line. Really cool.

April 13, 2020 3:31 am
Jokinen wrote:

Great tones as usual and the mix is fantastic. Glad you shared this oldie but newie!

Thanks man!  Yeah I’m really glad I finished it, it’s been in the back of my mind for awhile.

Simon Koehn wrote:

Ahh man, I love the lead guitar in this, and the way its echoed in the synth line. Really cool.

Thanks man!  That guitar lead was how this whole tune started. 

April 13, 2020 10:32 am

this is a solid, beautiful song. It catched me immediately. Should be running on the radio.

April 13, 2020 5:16 pm

Your music always seems so "big" I love it.  You've definitely got a signature sound and it's great.  Love the guitar leads.  Nice work as usual

April 13, 2020 7:10 pm

Atta boy Foo. Another week, another banger. Per usual.

April 13, 2020 10:13 pm

This is phenomenal.  That Rolands got such a good sound, reminds me of some of the best classic rock key players sounds.  "at least its gonna teach me to build a better person of mySELFF" fuck, that part is awesome.  Catchy as hell.  great job

April 14, 2020 5:28 am
Q-Rosh wrote:

this is a solid, beautiful song. It catched me immediately. Should be running on the radio.

Thank you!

coreytrev0r wrote:

Your music always seems so "big" I love it.  You've definitely got a signature sound and it's great.  Love the guitar leads.  Nice work as usual

Awesome man, thanks!  What I was hoping to gain from weekly beats was to hone in on my sound.  Glad to hear its starting to show.

Saucey-dough wrote:

Atta boy Foo. Another week, another banger. Per usual.

Thanks dude!

demonzor wrote:

This is phenomenal.  That Rolands got such a good sound, reminds me of some of the best classic rock key players sounds.  "at least its gonna teach me to build a better person of mySELFF" fuck, that part is awesome.  Catchy as hell.  great job

Dude I know, right?  Its so like something you'd hear on a floyd album or something.  I need to steal that thing from him again at some point, I love it.  Glad you were digging the tune too man, thanks!

April 17, 2020 1:27 pm

Great story and track. Inspirational to hear how you can be at a creative stopping point, then revisit months later and know exactly what to do. Beautiful vocals as always.  Piano work really shines melodically. Loving those synth lines just past the mid point (a bit pushed back in the mix), sounds like noodling around on an old minimoog. The organ swells come in just at the right time to add lift to the track.  Doubled guitar part at the end is nice touch.  I'm totally geeking out on your composition/arrangement skills! Top notch!

April 18, 2020 3:54 pm

I appreciate the tone and balance of this mix a lot, it's really well done. The piano in the background is also lovely! Vocal doubling also on point, bit of a banger this.

April 18, 2020 10:49 pm

It turned out great, and didn't take a lifetime either.

April 19, 2020 10:29 pm
NWSPR wrote:

Great story and track. Inspirational to hear how you can be at a creative stopping point, then revisit months later and know exactly what to do. Beautiful vocals as always.  Piano work really shines melodically. Loving those synth lines just past the mid point (a bit pushed back in the mix), sounds like noodling around on an old minimoog. The organ swells come in just at the right time to add lift to the track.  Doubled guitar part at the end is nice touch.  I'm totally geeking out on your composition/arrangement skills! Top notch!

Thanks man, I really appreciate it.  I'm glad you can pick up on all the little nuances in here, it really validates the effort put in. 

hieme wrote:

I appreciate the tone and balance of this mix a lot, it's really well done. The piano in the background is also lovely! Vocal doubling also on point, bit of a banger this.

Thanks Hieme!

Devieus wrote:

It turned out great, and didn't take a lifetime either.

Thanks!  Haha for sure, just 5 months.

April 20, 2020 9:48 pm

April 23, 2020 12:30 pm

Love that keyboard line that counters off your vocals.  Your voice reminds me a bit of Ben Gibbard of DCFC.  Really enjoy how the chorus starts off and gets answered by the keys.  It's always cool when you can give new life to an old unfinished song.  Killer guitar solo at the end.

April 24, 2020 2:53 am
Tone Matrix wrote:

Love that keyboard line that counters off your vocals.  Your voice reminds me a bit of Ben Gibbard of DCFC.  Really enjoy how the chorus starts off and gets answered by the keys.  It's always cool when you can give new life to an old unfinished song.  Killer guitar solo at the end.

Thanks man!  I've never been compared to Ben Gibbad before but I'll take it. 

April 25, 2020 2:24 pm

Damn dude, there's a lot going on in here. Composition is fantastic, the synth leads are perfect. One of my favorites this year for sure.

April 27, 2020 8:31 pm

I hopped over here to check out a couple of your tracks at Jokinen's suggestion (he thought our styles would mesh well).  I like the vocals and arrangement.  My favorite moment was the kind of descending keyboard line at about 1:22 that pops up again later. 

April 28, 2020 3:01 am
mikememo wrote:

Damn dude, there's a lot going on in here. Composition is fantastic, the synth leads are perfect. One of my favorites this year for sure.

Awesome, thanks man.  Glad you like it, looks like I made the right choice by finishing it up.

CosmicCairns wrote:

I hopped over here to check out a couple of your tracks at Jokinen's suggestion (he thought our styles would mesh well).  I like the vocals and arrangement.  My favorite moment was the kind of descending keyboard line at about 1:22 that pops up again later.

Awesome man, thanks!  Good to find someone else writing in a similar style.  I've definitely gotten a ton of inspiration from a few people on here who are writing in our vein.  Just added you to my favorites list, I'm looking forward to check out some of your tunes.

May 4, 2020 4:07 pm

that synth!  so nice!

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