Elizabeth Elkins

Elizabeth Elkins

Title: Songwriter
Genres: Country, Rock, Pop, Americana
Status: Taking submissions
Song limit per member: Unlimited
Bio: Elizabeth Elkins is a professional songwriter who has written for BMG Nashville and EMI. She has a Top 30 Billboard Country… read more

Back to Pro Reviewers page
Back
song: Everything You Need

genre: Pop - General
stats: playlists: 1 | song plays: 97
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Pop

What is an appropriate title for this song?
Everything You Need

What artist does this song most remind you of?
Pink

What best describes the subject matter of this song?
Love & Relationships - General

What era does this song fall under?
2000 and later

What best describes the mood of this song?
Lovable - Charming

Song Analysis
Quality of Lyrics
2/5

Quality of the Hook
3/5

Quality of the Verses
3/5

Quality of the Chorus
3/5

Quality of the Breaks
3/5

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
4/5

Marriage Between Music and Lyrics
4/5

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
3/5

Quality of Keyboards
3/5

Quality of Guitar
4/5

Quality of Bass
4/5

Quality of Percussion
4/5

Quality of Intro/Opening Line
3/5

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
4/5

Originality of Song
2/5

Overall Rating
3/5

Quality of the Title
3/5

General Comments

Hi Stefanie, this one feels a little outdated to me, and slightly off brand for the other songs I've heard from you. I think it's the super high piano in the mix that throws me off at the start, as hearing such a clean piano played that way isn't that common in modern pop. I wouldn't mind it coming down in the mix a good bit, as it fights the vocal a little (and nothing should fight your vocal!). This song also struggles more with the originality issue. Lyrically it feels more pedestrian and a little boring, and the hook doesn't knock me out. Though the production and performances remain stellar, this song just leaves me wanting something more. I do see it as a good live song, as audiences love tempo and fun - but it may be no more than filler for an album in a recorded version and I am more than confident you have many stronger songs. This direction musically does feel like 15-20 years ago, so I caution you to stay closer to the Carrie / Pink / Kelly AC pop of the other songs, which will keep you current. As always, a lovely vocal and strong recording.


Quote From Pro:

A rollicking tempo from Stefanie that keeps your toes tappin and your lighter in the air.


Back