The Rick Parnell Band
Classic Rock / Folk
The Christian Music "scene" as it were, has promoted polish over substance and this is an real hones...
more The Christian Music "scene" as it were, has promoted polish over substance and this is an real honest portrayal of convictions. It has a great backing track with excellent musicians and selection of instruments to convey Kenny's song. The mix is top notch, couldn't ask for more there. They are the strong backbone, which they should be, The vocals are again honest and up front and clear. The singing is soot on. No slurs or off pitch notes or the over riding sounds of pitch correction software.
One of the things I would add that would make things better is the mix of the harmony vocals. When they first come in they don't blend with Kenny's vocal as much as I would have liked. The notes all match up and I like the contrast of male and female together and it's not a deal breaker by any means but a warmer mix would make it happen better. At times, in the mix it does attain that premium blend.
I would have only one other thing to add to make this pop out more and that more of an emotional crescendo to build to and to come back down from. The refrain does a nice job of this but just a bridge of short duration. But this is just a thought. Sometimes the song that you write does not have one in it but as a writer myself, I like to look at possibilities that I didn't originally think of to see if I left a stone unturned.Sometimes I find one more thing to say, sometimes its all Ok the way it is.
Kenny Cable's song is well worth the listen. A solid product of honest feelings about a subject that rings true with many people and has been written about A LOT but this is not canned or made to make people do anything but listen and appreciate his turn at the wheel of Christian music.