Robert Dellaposta

Robert Dellaposta

Title: Writer, A&R, Publisher
Genres: all
Status: Taking submissions
Song limit per member: Unlimited
Bio: Bob Dellaposta has over 50 years experience as a professional in the music industry.

• Co-founded Silver Spring Music… read more

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song: Somebody's Child

genre: Unique - General
stats: playlists: 3 | song plays: 61
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Folk

What is an appropriate title for this song?
Somebody's Child

What artist does this song most remind you of?
unique

What best describes the subject matter of this song?
Bad - Suicide

What era does this song fall under?
2000 and later

What best describes the mood of this song?
Sad - Moving

Song Analysis
Quality of Lyrics
4/5

Quality of the Hook
4/5

Quality of the Verses
4/5

Quality of the Chorus
4/5

Quality of the Breaks
4/5

Quality of Instrumentation
4/5

Quality of Arrangement
4/5

Quality of the Melody
4/5

Quality of the Chord Progression
4/5

Quality of the Instrumental Hooks
4/5

Marriage Between Chorus and Verse
5/5

Marriage Between Music and Lyrics
3/5

Instrumentation
Quality of the Instrument/Sound Selection
5/5

Quality of the Lead Performances
4/5

Quality of the Meter
4/5

Quality of Guitar
5/5

Quality of Intro/Opening Line
4/5

Vocals
Quality of the Vocal Pitch
5/5

Quality of Vocal Phrasing and Performance
4/5

Quality of Vocal
4/5

Production
Quality of Recording (Techniques)
5/5

Quality of Mix
5/5

Originality of Song
4/5

Overall Rating
4/5

Quality of the Title
4/5

General Comments

Mary,
This is a well written song. I'm not hearing it as a radio friendly song that a Contemporary artist would record for radio airplay. I'm hearing it as more of a social awareness type song that would be used in a documentary or public service commercial about teen suicide. It definitely gets the message across. Finding the right person to send the song to will be the biggest problem. I haven't seen any leads for a song about teen suicide or bullying. I love the melody and arrangement. Very interesting chord progression. The simplicity of the guitar/vocal is all you need to pitch this type of song. It's heartfelt and honest. This shows you have talent both as a lyric writer and as a melody writer. Good job...keep in mind that songs like this very rarely make the writer or artist any money. Proceeds from social awareness songs are almost always donated to the cause itself. The only thing i would change about the song is the tempo...a slightly slower tempo would add to the emotion in my opinion. Everything else is good to go and i really hope that the song gets heard and considered.


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Artist's Submitted Question:

I would like this song to be considered for a documentary on teen suicide or anti-bullying campaign.

Pro's Answer/Comments:

Your heart is in the right place. I can hear this song being used if the right person hears it. Research teen suicide or bullying and contact the spokesperson or web site. There is usually contact info on the website. I wish you success in your endeavor. It is definitely a current happening and worth the effort.


Quote From Pro:

Mary Carter has both the heart of a poet and the gift of writing emotional and heartfelt melodies. Combined they make her a complete songwriter.


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