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

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song: Craziest Woman - Country

genre: Country - Traditional
stats: playlists: 1 | song plays: 5
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Country

What is an appropriate title for this song?
Craziest Woman

What artist does this song most remind you of?
Dan & Shay

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

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
3/5

Quality of the Hook
2/5

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
4/5

Quality of the Lead Performances
4/5

Quality of the Meter
4/5

Quality of Piano
4/5

Quality of Keyboards
4/5

Quality of Guitar
4/5

Quality of Bass
4/5

Quality of Percussion
4/5

Quality of Strings
4/5

Quality of Intro/Opening Line
3/5

Vocals
Quality of the Vocal Pitch
5/5

Quality of Vocal Phrasing and Performance
4/5

Quality of the Backup Vocals
3/5

Quality of Vocal
5/5

Production
Quality of Recording (Techniques)
4/5

Quality of Mix
4/5

Originality of Song
3/5

Overall Rating
3/5

Quality of the Title
3/5

General Comments

It's good to hear how this one developed, and I think you've hit the nail on the head for the new Nashville pop, think Dan and Shay, sound. Here's the deal with this one - so much of Nashville is based on the lyric. I've written more than a thousand songs, and every day it's about "would the artist sing that lyric?", and, if so, "which artists would sing it?". So the catch this one is the direct hook "craziest woman I know" is going to be super hard to find a male artist in current country that wants to lead with a hook that could be taken as slightly insulting to women. I know that your intention with this song is romantic, but the hook is so hooky that what a person remembers is that line, and it's not clear immediately that we remember what the rest of the lyric was saying. I think you could fix this problem by making a second line in the hook that does a "country flip" of meaning - in the way that Luke Combs does with "Beautiful Crazy". Nashville relies heavily on that lyric, and this one is a bit too much on the line to work on Music Row. That's the bad news - the good news is that you have nailed the modern country pop song in this demo. I would get rid of a lot of the second vocal though, it's confusing if it's only meant for a duo? Study what Dan & Shay do and make sure you're in the ballpark on the vocal arrangements.


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Artist's Submitted Question:

Hello, this is a previously submitted song that you had reviewed and had made some suggestions, we went ahead and added a more country feel to it and added some background "gospelizing". We are trying to pitch this to Nashville so any other recommendations would be highly appreciated... Thanks

Pro's Answer/Comments:

I think I addressed this in the general comments section above. Your sound is on target for sure, and your vocal is very pitchable in Nashville. The backing vocals are too much - they leave me confused a little. And the main concern is whether this hook will fly. You never know though!


Quote From Pro:

Modern pop country with a Dan and Shay vibe, you'll never get this hook out of your head!


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