John Anderson

John Anderson

Title: Publisher
Genres: Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, Country
Status: Taking submissions
Song limit per member: 10
Bio: John Anderson is the ringmaster of Hunnypot Unlimited, a multifaceted Music Publishing, Artist Representation, Marketing and… read more

Back to Pro Reviewers page
Back
song: Searching
artist: Tony DeSimone

genre: Pop - Rock
stats: playlists: 0 | song plays: 74
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Pop

What is an appropriate title for this song?
Searching

What artist does this song most remind you of?
The Mowgli's

What best describes the subject matter of this song?
Concepts - Change

What era does this song fall under?
2000 and later

What best describes the mood of this song?
Happy - Joyful

Song Analysis
Quality of Lyrics
4/5

Quality of the Hook
5/5

Quality of the Verses
5/5

Quality of the Chorus
5/5

Quality of the Breaks
4/5

Quality of Instrumentation
4/5

Quality of Arrangement
3/5

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
5/5

Instrumentation
Quality of the Instrument/Sound Selection
4/5

Quality of the Lead Performances
3/5

Quality of the Meter
5/5

Quality of Guitar
5/5

Quality of Bass
5/5

Quality of Percussion
5/5

Quality of Other Instruments
3/5

Quality of Intro/Opening Line
5/5

Vocals
Quality of the Vocal Pitch
4/5

Quality of Vocal Phrasing and Performance
3/5

Quality of Vocal
3/5

Production
Quality of Recording (Techniques)
2/5

Quality of Mix
2/5

Originality of Song
2/5

Overall Rating
3/5

Quality of the Title
4/5

General Comments

I think that this song definitely has a hook and is very catchy. The verses fit in nicely with the chorus, yet are distinguishable enough not to be confused with the chorus. It is the type of song that will get stuck in the listener's head, which says a lot about how catchy the chorus is.

I think that this could probably be rerecorded or remixed. The vocals are very heavy as well as the plucked banjo part, which was distracting. I think that the song would flow more if the mix were more polished. The recording itself sounds well done. Other than that, the instrumentation fit the song nicely, and added to the emotions of the song. The hook may be enhanced by some backup vocals in the chorus to add some depth.

Because of it's happy vibe and uplifting lyrics, I think that it would be a great song for many different kinds of commercials or family-friendly sitcoms. I could also see it being used in trailers for comedies or other uplifting movies. However, there are a lot of songs like this in the market, so the challenge will be distinguishing this song from the rest of the pop world.


Profile Image
Artist's Submitted Question:

Hi -
I wanted to get your advice and opinion on how to proceed with the song and which direction to take. Any ideas for licensing?

thanks
_tony

Pro's Answer/Comments:

I think that this song definitely has a hook and is very catchy. The verses fit in nicely with the chorus, yet are distinguishable enough not to be confused with the chorus. It is the type of song that will get stuck in the listener's head, which says a lot about how catchy the chorus is.

I think that this could probably be rerecorded or remixed. The vocals are very heavy as well as the plucked banjo part, which was distracting. I think that the song would flow more if the mix were more polished. The recording itself sounds well done. Other than that, the instrumentation fit the song nicely, and added to the emotions of the song. The hook may be enhanced by some backup vocals in the chorus to add some depth.

Because of it's happy vibe and uplifting lyrics, I think that it would be a great song for many different kinds of commercials or family-friendly sitcoms. I could also see it being used in trailers for comedies or other uplifting movies. However, there are a lot of songs like this in the market, so the challenge will be distinguishing this song from the rest of the pop world.


Quote From Pro:

Tony DeSimone delivers a feel good anthemic pop/rock track that warms the heart. It's convincing on all levels, and leaves you wanting more.


Back