Chris Keaton

Chris Keaton

Title: Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger
Genres: Country, Pop, Broadway, Singer-Songwriter
Status: Taking submissions
Song limit per member: Unlimited
Bio: Chris Keaton has been pitching songs as a song plugger for more than fifteen years. During that time, he has had his own… read more

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song: Cowboy
artist: RandBpro

genre: Country - Contemporary
stats: playlists: 5 | song plays: 27
artist comments: Thanks, Chris for your thoughtful comments. Yes, everyone thinks it sounds like "Desperado" when it starts, but it really is quite different.
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Country

What is an appropriate title for this song?
Cowboy

What artist does this song most remind you of?
Early Eagles

What best describes the subject matter of this song?
Other - Other

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
5/5

Quality of the Hook
5/5

Quality of the Verses
5/5

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
5/5

Quality of the Lead Performances
5/5

Quality of the Meter
5/5

Quality of Piano
5/5

Quality of Keyboards
5/5

Quality of Guitar
5/5

Quality of Bass
5/5

Quality of Strings
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
5/5

Quality of Vocal
5/5

Production
Quality of Recording (Techniques)
5/5

Quality of Mix
5/5

Originality of Song
5/5

Overall Rating
5/5

Quality of the Title
5/5

General Comments

To be brutally honest, I must admit at first I felt this was really close the the Eagles' song "Desperado". In fact, the thought hit me that it was merely a rewrite. However, as the song moved forward I changed my mind and thoroughly enjoyed the message and felt the idea was wholly original. ( I apologize for my initial incorrect impression.)
The instrumental track is exceptional and the musical arrangement fits the mood of the piece. Lush. Full sounding. The recording is clean and nearly transparent. By that I mean that with my eyes closed, I felt I was in the same room as the piano, the strings, the guitar and the vocalist. The stereo placement helped with this, as well. Bravo! I am very impressed. Additionally, the recording techniques employed truly support the intimate and personal nature of the lyric and melody.
The vocalist has exceptional pitch! The unique timbre of his voice and the reverb used on the voice is (in my opinion) just right. (Most times I am annoyed by longer reverb but it works incredibly well here.)
I agree that this song would be a great fit for any western tv show or film. Maybe even a closing theme.
I am not familiar with the show or the theme but I feel this song is well written and the recording is well produced.I get the impression the writer spent some time with the storyline. The lyric paints a truly intimate picture and brings visual images to the listener.


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Artist's Submitted Question:

We originally wrote this to go with the miniseries "The Son" but they have a composer on staff and aren't looking for outside material. I think it, or the companion instrumental version, could be used in films or TV shows that deal with the old west.

Pro's Answer/Comments:

I agree that the song could work well in many applications and setting.


Quote From Pro:

"Cowboy" really takes me on a marvelous with the memorable melody and lyric.


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