Hold On...to your dreams"Hold On" is a driving number, that is catchy enough, but at just over 4 minutes, left this listener wanting for a little more dynamic diversity - although the verse and chorus are both strong individually, their similarities simply exaggerated the point, making the song seem longer than it actually is. That said, OJ is on to something which I believe could easily lead to brighter things. So, Hold On, OJ - the slide guitar parts and tone were extremely enjoyable...give me a more interesting foundation - and I'm buying your songs!
Great musicianshipAs I listened to this cut the music was very catchy and well performed. My only negative was the non movement of the vocals. Personally I would have made melody changes at least on the last chorus for example I would have maybe changed the octave to bring a building of the song towards the end. The vocals were mono-toned. Other than that I liked the song. It just needs some movement of the vocals to break the monotony. If repeat is the goal then the goal was made. Overall good tune.
Hold On (OJ The Song Writer)Hold On is a beautiful song by The OJ Song Writer, written in perfect rock "old style". The song is well-inspired to the classics of the rock&roll with rhythms and distorted guitars very energetic. The production would be improved in the dynamics (after the intro to acoustic guitars will never stop), the vocal track might improve in lyrical appearance, and therefore the final mix would be more "solid". I listened this song for more times, it have a deep energy and it contains a strong message, it would be realized with more accuracy through a more efficient work in studio during recording sessions and instrumentals tracks development. Good job, congratulations!
Big potentialThe recording does sound like a life recording, no cosmetically treatment to voice, no over dubbings. Good energy, nice slide guitar, the future is in you hands friends, go for it but get a back up voice to deliver contrast, if you know what I mean. The song itself is straight and delivers. Looking forward to hear more from you.