Its nothing better than waking up at around 8AM to a tweet about your song being reviewed by some industry big wigs! Set the tone for my day totes! Did everything with a little uumph, because life made it a point to show me the perks of hard work! Notice how I've been putting exclamation points after every sentence because I'm still on that high lol. I set aside special time to give the listen my undivided attention. There criticism was on point as some things they said were even things i questioned, but as an artist you rarely ever reach what you feel is perfection, so after several record listening sessions it was agreed that the song was great, and I was just being worrisome. Awesome to know that I'm on the same wavelength as the seasoned panelists over at #MSI. I wish I was able to sit in on the listen and review, cause there's somethings that I want to add, to get further perspective on the track.
- The 1st minor issue was that maybe the mixing could be a tad better, but its right there. Agree with it totally, and that was something me and the engineer went back & forth on several times before giving it the final mix-down. In the end we reached what we thought was a common middle ground and went with it.
- The next issue was that the hook could have been better. Thats understandable, it's a love or hate hook. The reasoning behind it is based on two major factors. Its a remix of an original song I had entitled Dance Party.
- The 99 of course was inspired from Prince's ultimate dance song "Party Like its 99", but I constructed the verses way before the actual hook. The opening line of the song is what really sparked the thoughts of Prince, one rhyme lead to another and the hook was born lol.
- The third & final issue was the final 8 bars of the song. The homie Ian said he felt that they didn't fit the song, but this was done intentionally. As I stated earlier its a remix of a song I made a year or two ago, so the last 8 bars are just an ode to the original as they were the highlight of the song. That & the fact that I just particularly love those bars, some just stick with you, lol.
Well I hope this gave some good insight to why the song was constructed the way it was, but I greatly appreciate the constructive criticism. The only way you'll get better is to fix what isn' working, but you can't fix a problem you don't know about so I'm always up for going under the microscope! Huge Shout Out to the folk at Music Scene Investigation, can't thank you enough!!! Check out the original Dance Party 99 release blog >>here<<! Stay in tune with me and my music by subscribing >>here<<. Thanks for everyone supporting, and riding with me on this journey, it gets better & better!!!