ERN, Erik Robert Nordskog
Rock / Singer Songwriter
This song starts with a bouncy - happy feeling; that makes you want get up and move with the music...
more This song starts with a bouncy - happy feeling; that makes you want get up and move with the music... very nice indeed! It has a classic pop flavor with a sassy guitar backing up the song as it moves along. The drum/bass/rhythm guitar mix is right in where needs to be - again nice to the ears. The lead vocals are warm and easy to listen to, and the chorus is joyful and easy to join in with as it goes over and over with the words "You're the reason"... Very catchy - a great hook, and not a disappointment when it arrives.
The dynamics of this song, with the crescendo, and then coming back down for the vocals to become more prominent , make the verses/lyrics that much more fun to listen to. As the song flows along it leads you into the refrain "I need you", with background voices taking the song up and up! As the song comes back down, the lead voice takes us home with the final verse leading to a grand chorus ... No real surprises here, but this arrangement still works well and is ear candy for sure.
The only thing I would suggest is a little more cutting lead guitar somewhere in the song at the end of a verse or chorus as a short interlude leading to the next part - that would have made the song a little more edgy. The vocals on the "I need you" parts were a little on the soft side, they should come up and be more powerful! Perhaps a little organ sound as the song fades out or some guitar licks trailing off would have been the finishing touches on this wonderful song. That being said, this is a good song, and fun to listen to from beginning to end.
Thanks for sharing such a well crafted song with all of us. I love your voice and your song!
In Christ/Michael D'Aigle
As soon as these first notes hit, I was dancing! That classic country sound is what I love the most ...
more As soon as these first notes hit, I was dancing! That classic country sound is what I love the most about this track. The production is slick and raw along with those funky and fun lyrics. There are parts of the song where the beat just drops and it gives that track that nice edgy feel. I'm adoring those guitar solos!
You've got it! Keep on rocking!
This man has done it again. Fred Cole presents a very fine and beautiful piece of piano music, that ... more This man has done it again. Fred Cole presents a very fine and beautiful piece of piano music, that could be a sountrack for a film about the life. Quite, nice and relaxing with a lot of feelings. This is more ambient Jazz than electronica and fits perfect as a filmscore. You can hear the signature of Dr. Cole in this music with his deep jazz roots. A very dreaming style. This music has also something about "saying goodbye" feeling as a couple who leaves each other o or something about "sad things happened. As always a terrific piece from Cole. Dear Cole, did you listen to Weather Report? I do recomend it. I hear some som roots from the music of the jazz rock band Weather Report. Specially the piano playing from the keyboardplayer Joe Sawinul who was primus Motor in Weather Report. Sawinul was such a creative jazz musician as you are. He also had the ambient and electronic music background as you have.
Haunting piano melodies start off this ambient composition that sounds much like a soundtrack to a m... more Haunting piano melodies start off this ambient composition that sounds much like a soundtrack to a mystery thriller. As the song progresses, a newly introduced discordant melody indicates that a dark, off-color element has entered the otherwise idyllic scene, a sort of disruptor. New chords are introduced in the last third of track along with a robust conclusion and resolution. The mix is even and the arrangement keeps the interest of the listener throughout.