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Follow My Shadow

By Chrisfoo on June 7, 2020 11:55 pm

Damn, down the the wire.  Didnt get a chance to fill it out or mix but at least I got the whole song tracked.  Sorry for the weak, cringeworthy ohhhs in the chorus.  Was going to layer and harmonize them but didnt have time.

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June 8, 2020 12:09 am

Mannn, I've forgotten what its like away from the proverbial wire.
Sounds great considering you had to rush it out! Guitars sound great, as usual. Didn't feel like the 'ohhs' stuck out as being unpolished. Some charm there in their rawness I think.

June 8, 2020 12:22 am

Classic Foo sound on this. Well done my man! Nothing cringeworthy about this.

June 8, 2020 12:54 am

Love me some tremolo! You've gotta be one of the most consistent songwriters on weekly beats, man. It's so solid. And I'm a huge fan of the hornsy/synthy section at 2:30.

June 8, 2020 2:00 am
Simon Koehn wrote:

Mannn, I've forgotten what its like away from the proverbial wire.
Sounds great considering you had to rush it out! Guitars sound great, as usual. Didn't feel like the 'ohhs' stuck out as being unpolished. Some charm there in their rawness I think.

Haha, I dont like cutting it this close.  Had to make a lot of last min compromises.  Glad it didn't sound too bad though, thanks!

Jokinen wrote:

Classic Foo sound on this. Well done my man! Nothing cringeworthy about this.

Thanks man!  Yeah I'm sure its not too bad, just didnt get it to quite where I envisioned it yet.  Glad you liked it though.

mikememo wrote:

Love me some tremolo! You've gotta be one of the most consistent songwriters on weekly beats, man. It's so solid. And I'm a huge fan of the hornsy/synthy section at 2:30.

Haha, I dont know why but tremolo has been like my favorite effect lately.  I appreciate the kind words man, it means a lot. 

June 8, 2020 1:34 pm

That's a great song. guitars and keys works great together. I actually like the oooohhh ouh as it is. smile

June 8, 2020 4:02 pm

Damn, wouldn't change a thing. Vocals sound sincere and I love some up front oooos and ahhs.  Nice bass and acoustic guitar playing and sound.  I like that lower baritone sounding guitar lead as well. That vintage sound string synth in the bridge is really lush and bright.  It really pushes out the sections its featured in. Saved and Faved!

June 8, 2020 5:45 pm

Really feel good track. The intro guitar really pulls you in

June 8, 2020 6:41 pm

The whole song is very nice but I especially like the guitar leads.  Both at the beginning and around the 3 minute mark.  The ohs are fine.  Maybe it would sound even better with layered harmonies, but they work as is.  They don't sound weak or off.

June 8, 2020 11:22 pm

Love the guitars and vocals on this. This song has a real classic, authentic sound to it man! Great job! I like the ooooh's too.

June 9, 2020 10:19 pm

It's got you all over it. I bet if you worked on it afterwards it wouldn't be nearly as much of an improvement as you might think now.

June 9, 2020 11:34 pm
mikememo wrote:

Love me some tremolo! You've gotta be one of the most consistent songwriters on weekly beats, man. It's so solid. And I'm a huge fan of the hornsy/synthy section at 2:30.

  totally agree.  week after week you're putting out really great and complete tracks...full songwriting ability.  wish i had the patience to be able to write more full songs like this...its got everything and sounds amazing.  had me groovin when the solo kicks in, great work dude! 

June 10, 2020 1:24 am

Great job on this song. I love the guitar intro, tasty with a nice tone and good vocals. The oohs work, no need to be ashamed there. Nice break around 2:30, followed by a tasty solo with a warm smooth tone. Very very nice.

June 14, 2020 6:11 pm

Solid song structure Foo. Another great composition. The string instrumental sets a perfect stage for that guitar solo to come back in to the main chords. Add it to the list of great songs. Hope this one makes the next EP.

June 16, 2020 1:05 am
djippy wrote:

That's a great song. guitars and keys works great together. I actually like the oooohhh ouh as it is. smile

Thanks!  I had to redo those ohhhhhs though, they were killing me.

NWSPR wrote:

Damn, wouldn't change a thing. Vocals sound sincere and I love some up front oooos and ahhs.  Nice bass and acoustic guitar playing and sound.  I like that lower baritone sounding guitar lead as well. That vintage sound string synth in the bridge is really lush and bright.  It really pushes out the sections its featured in. Saved and Faved!

Thanks man!  The synth in this is actually Logics stock mellotron.  Such a cool sounding software instrument that I always forget about.

danju wrote:

Really feel good track. The intro guitar really pulls you in

Thanks man, glad you liked it.

CosmicCairns wrote:

The whole song is very nice but I especially like the guitar leads.  Both at the beginning and around the 3 minute mark.  The ohs are fine.  Maybe it would sound even better with layered harmonies, but they work as is.  They don't sound weak or off.

Thanks man, I appreciate it!  Yeah I thought harmonies would sound better too but I tried it and wasnt feeling it.  I ended up just rerecording with some takes I was happier with.

ngineer wrote:

Love the guitars and vocals on this. This song has a real classic, authentic sound to it man! Great job! I like the ooooh's too.

Thanks man!  Yeah I think that mellotron totally give it the classic rock vibe.

Devieus wrote:

It's got you all over it. I bet if you worked on it afterwards it wouldn't be nearly as much of an improvement as you might think now.

Haha, funny you should mention that.  I spend a shit load more time on it last week trying to retrack stuff and add some unnecessary production techniques.  I ended up undoing most of what I did and just cleaned it up a bit.

demonzor wrote:
mikememo wrote:

Love me some tremolo! You've gotta be one of the most consistent songwriters on weekly beats, man. It's so solid. And I'm a huge fan of the hornsy/synthy section at 2:30.

  totally agree.  week after week you're putting out really great and complete tracks...full songwriting ability.  wish i had the patience to be able to write more full songs like this...its got everything and sounds amazing.  had me groovin when the solo kicks in, great work dude!

Thanks man, I appreciate it.  You've had plenty of bangers this year yourself though.  Always look forward to hearing your tracks.

Kedbreak136 wrote:

Great job on this song. I love the guitar intro, tasty with a nice tone and good vocals. The oohs work, no need to be ashamed there. Nice break around 2:30, followed by a tasty solo with a warm smooth tone. Very very nice.

Thanks!  I'm glad you like it!

Saucey-dough wrote:

Solid song structure Foo. Another great composition. The string instrumental sets a perfect stage for that guitar solo to come back in to the main chords. Add it to the list of great songs. Hope this one makes the next EP.

Thanks dude, yeah that bridge was a total accident that worked out well.  This one is for sure going to be on the album.  I'm actually making myself stop being a piece of shit and finish it over the next couple weeks too.  I'll hit you up for some drum if you're down once I get refreshed on where I left off with everything. 

June 18, 2020 7:38 pm


NWSPR wrote:

Damn, wouldn't change a thing. Vocals sound sincere and I love some up front oooos and ahhs.  Nice bass and acoustic guitar playing and sound.  I like that lower baritone sounding guitar lead as well. That vintage sound string synth in the bridge is really lush and bright.  It really pushes out the sections its featured in. Saved and Faved!

Thanks man!  The synth in this is actually Logics stock mellotron.  Such a cool sounding software instrument that I always forget about.

Good to know.  I use Logic as well and have seen the mellotron but never ventured in to use it.  I'm always in the classic synths section.

June 19, 2020 4:06 pm

Excellent instrumentation of the guitar and vocals.  Love that middle section where the organy/brass stuff take over.  Also I like the ooooohs! Great songwriting skillz especially bringing it down to da wireuh!

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