Addicted

 

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Make it POP!

 

NOTES

Think of it as the next "Divergent" OST

more knock on kick
more low end on Maui's voice
soften highs on snare
lead vox less bright on verses, brighter on hooks
get rid of low notes on hook bass line (only on the up beat)
hf hook synth
fix slap bass on V1

Producer's reference : Portishead meets Imagine Dragons

Spread Thin

 

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Hook
B's verse
Breakdown / Flip (?)

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All vocals

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Make it POP!

 

NOTES

Needs Bonham style drums!
M's verse sets the tone, it's ambient and deep
A powerful, anthem type of hook would be perfect
For B's verse, maybe look for a contrasting vibe

Producer's reference : Electro Pop meets Epic Glitch

Secrets

 

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“lyrical 70s disco ballad intro”

break on hendrix chord 

“thought of it like a game”
soft drums, rim stick
congas
no bass
acoustic guitar strumming on kick “1” ; “2-and”
very soft & low strings
after “keep it buried within” 3 horn hits on hendrix chord with drum break + bass

“cold blooded stares follow me”
drums + bass tight groove
electric guitar + acoustic guitar
strings thickening slowly

“and the burden of my kin”
the drums soften and open up, lots of ride
strings take the forefront
everything legato & lyrical
(on 2nd verse : gospel choir)

“secrets” hook
add resonant lead synth + lead guitar a la “mercy”
make it pump more, 80s / lofi edge
simmonds 80s drum kit

 

NOTES

Good groove & energy on hook
Added drama from the "Dark Necessities" influenced chord progression
Find the right placement for the lead vox on hook - it's gotta be tight!
Find a cool chill arrangement for verses that evolves into the beefy hook

Producer's reference : Indie rock & funk / Jacob Banks "Mercy"

No Wrong Way

 

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Hook

record

Hook

arrange

Make it POP!

 

NOTES

Great hit potential, nice major key
Needs a powerful hook that's super high on energy
Layer with cinematic drums / toms / percussion in a tribal way
Make everything sound tight as hell
Find better synth sounds!
More summer vibes, and more edge

Producer's reference : Max Martin's EDM Pop meets Miguel's Indie RnB