Love the introI liked the intro a lot! The bass riff was very nice. Throughout the song, the instrumentals, lead guitar work, were very well done. The instrumental mix was pretty well balanced as well. The vocals were well done, and I especially liked the harmonies that shined! I had a hard time getting the lyrics throughout - I just didn't understand the words. This could be due to the recording mix as much as anything I believe as the instrumental was a little to forward. The vocals sounded more like they were background to the instrumental. I did enjoy the song!
HiI like the Melody and Yes I like Your Voice but I do not like the arrangement and Quality of recording..I think You need to re record and if You do that put More energy in the vocal part as it is now is To Plain for me..I was just thinking haw Music Publishers and Radio Stations will react to tell You trutch I do not see if They will "jump" I think that Better Recording is a Must...I hope You will work on it.. I wish You a good luck with pitching.. Good Luck..
My burdens lightEsther, this is a really good song. The words are very appropriate and inspiring. Keep up the good work. Please listen to my songs when you get a chance. This is a great site for people like us. God bless, David Erickson
My Burden's LightHi sister Esther. You have an awesome heart, and that comes through in your song. I like the message of your song and the style of the song that you have chosen. I would like to hear your voice a little bit louder in the mix because some of the words were hidden by the instruments. I also like the harmonies that are a part of the song. Might you consider redoing the lead guitar? It seemed to follow a bit of a wandering path that a dog would follow while tracking down a critter through the under bush. ;) The end of the song seemed to be a bit lost as well. All of the instruments seemed to try and finish the song their own way. Maybe have that issue organized a bit better. Keep on singing for Jesus sister. I believe that you will open many a heart for Jesus to walk in; if you haven't already. ;) lol Blessings, Trev :)
Rockin with JesusThis has a good drive and feel. Love the introduction with the Bass Guitar and a Segway right into the song. Great instrument and a nice toney guitar solo. The vocals are just right for the song , it gets the message through. Nice song.
soothing vocal spoiled by poor productionEsther has a soothing voice, sings on pitch, and the message of this song is soothing, but you would never know it to listen to the band. The bass is pretty good, and the drums sound synthetic and a little bit in-your-face. The lead guitar is just awful, I'm afraid: busy, messy, unmusical, and amateurish, playing a solo that is completely out of character with the melody and message of the song. The vocals are not mixed out front of the band enough, so it's hard to understand the words at times, and although the harmonies are pretty good, they are overused.
My Burdens LightHi Esther! I'm so thankful to hear some good gospel music! You have a really good voice. I do tthink that the background music could be a little bit louder in the mix. Your guitarist should simplify his licks a little, also. You are singing more traditional gospel and he is playing almost a rock solo. If you sing harmonies, it'd be nice to hear you do those versus the vocal harmonizer. But the lyrics are strong and my only suggestion would be to step up your production to a more professional level. God bless!
Review of My Burdens Light"Well Sis. Swably, you have done it again ! This song is strong ! God has most defiantly placed the gift of communicating His message to the world thru song writing. I could definitely "feel" the message you are conveying. Anyone can hear it & understand it. This is vital in song writing, especially when God is inspiring us with what He wants . We way too often get distracted by what rhymes or "doesn't offend". God's Word will always "offend" sinners. The only negative I heard is the guitar on the turnaround ran away from the beat & tune of the song. It actually distracted from it. Otherwise, AWESOME !
Thanks1s tlet me say thank you. You wrote this song? Im going to say yes. Vocals are up front where they belong. Harmony is nice. Song has a nice feel to it. The bass player is shredding. He is the highlight of this song. Does the title match the lyric? Just asking. While this is probably not a commercial song it has a great fun feel to it and you probably had a BLAST recording it. Keep up the good work, keep GOD 1st in all you do and things will work out exactly the way they are suppose to. GOD BLESS
Wow! My favorite song of yours!This song was awesome! I love the words and the instruments were very nice! Great singing, and I loved the lead guitarist in your song. Please keep on singing your songs for everyone to hear and enjoy. I hope to hear many more songs from you, Esther! I appreciate your awesome musical gift. Your song brought much comfort, joy, and hope to me! Thanks again!
EnjoyableReally nice song musically and vocally. Really like that you can hear every instrument as well as the vocals. Really enjoyed the words to the song too. Very pleasant and so true. Keep up the good work. God bless
My Burdens Light ReviewLove the texture and feel, and vocals. I think it would've been real kicking if you replaced the guitar lead with pedal steel which would give it a much richer country feel. Also I thought the lead was a few bars to long. Other than that, Prasie the Lord and #GiveGodTheGlory!
My Burdens lighter...Having reviewed another song by the same artist, I have to say this song is a bit better. The mix is definitely refined with drums, bass and guitars sounding better and much more clear. The vocals seem double tracked which make them hard to understand or just not clear. I just wish the vocals stood out in the mix more and easier to understand!
My Burdens LightEsther - you have a very nice sounding voice, but the addition of the vocal effects & harmonies actually ruins what is a lovely sounding song on its own. The vocal processor sounds too mechanical / robotic - and thus takes away from how nice your voice sounds. I believe that it would be much better if you kept it simple (just you) - and let us hear your voice without adding in the vocal processing / effects - even if it means that you have to lose the harmonies. As soon as they came on it took away from your natural and sweet sounding voice. Keep it limited to a little reverb at most, and maybe doubling if you really need it. Also - the song feels a little too rushed - I would slow the tracks down a bit, so you can "perform" and support those sweet notes...
Nice studio performanceEsther Swably (who hails from Grover Hill, Ohio) has recorded a solid performance. My Burdens Light is a Christian-themed, up-tempo shuffle that features competent rhythm-section playing and interesting vocal effects.