Martin Blasick

Martin Blasick

Title: Songwriter, Producer
Genres: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Indie, Singer-Songwriter
Status: Taking submissions
Song limit per member: Unlimited
Bio: Martin Blasick co-wrote "Ladies Of Tampa" with Matthew McConaughey for MM's onscreen performance in Magic Mikeread more

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song: Katrina
artist: Soulscript

genre: Jazz - Dixieland
stats: playlists: 0 | song plays: 39
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Jazz

What is an appropriate title for this song?
Katrina

What artist does this song most remind you of?
Dr. John

What best describes the subject matter of this song?
Nature & Environment - Disasters

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
5/5

Quality of the Verses
4/5

Quality of the Chorus
5/5

Quality of the Breaks
5/5

Quality of Instrumentation
5/5

Quality of Arrangement
5/5

Quality of the Melody
5/5

Quality of the Chord Progression
5/5

Quality of the Instrumental Hooks
5/5

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
5/5

Quality of the Meter
5/5

Quality of Piano
4/5

Quality of Bass
4/5

Quality of Brass
5/5

Quality of Intro/Opening Line
5/5

Vocals
Quality of the Vocal Pitch
5/5

Quality of Vocal Phrasing and Performance
5/5

Quality of the Backup Vocals
4/5

Quality of Vocal
5/5

Production
Quality of Recording (Techniques)
4/5

Quality of Mix
4/5

Originality of Song
5/5

Overall Rating
5/5

Quality of the Title
5/5

General Comments

I know a real Katrina so it was a nice surprise to hear where it went with the New Orleans story and sound with the horns. Loving the trumpet and trombone and clarinet. Nicely put together. The main problems are due to this genre lending itself to real drums. The song is lovely. The programed drums sound a little stiff compared to how this could be. Love the intro; it really sets the mood. I wish there was a place to see the lyrics beyond just listening. The vocal seems a tad back in the mix which is wrong for this story song. Bump up the vocal. The piano is nicely played and all the tempo changes are in the right place. But, dang this one could really benefit from some of the real thing. Is the bass real? The drums sound too perfect. The banjo is great. I wish I heard it in more sections. Something in the low end of the piano/bass combo sounds a bit clunky/clashiy tonewise. I bet a real piano would solve it. I bet the bridge would play better, too with real drums and piano. It's tough to pull off this genre with the programmed stuff, so better to crank the vocals up, cause that's where the song is.


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Artist's Submitted Question:

We started this song 10 years ago, but put it away until recently. Just couldn't work on it until we were far enough away from the hurricane that devastated the La. and Miss. coasts on August 29th, 2005. We tried to capture a New Orleans sound to honor the people of the area. Thanks for listening

Pro's Answer/Comments:

It's a timeless topic so it's doesn't matter how long or short its been. Lovely song. Would love to hear real drums. The groove would be more awesome and loose in a good way. You're not asking a question here but I like the song. It's specialized due to its subject but seems there's a great future for it as an artist's track. Would be great for tv film if the subject is right. Be sure to have instrumental and acapella mixes for flexibility.


Quote From Pro:

Poignant telling of hurricane Katrina's impact on this talented artist with a New Orleans sound that pays homage to its home city.


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