Tirk Wilder

Tirk Wilder

Title: Songwriter, Performer
Genres: Contemporary Country, Rock, Pop, Contemporary Christian, and Folk
Status: Taking submissions
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Bio: Tirk shared his creativity and success worldwide when he wrote the theme song for the mega-hit CBS television show, "Walker… read more

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song: Who's Gonna Turn On A Light (Selsky/Dunkle)
artist: Randal Dunkle

genre: Rock - Religious
stats: playlists: 4 | song plays: 167
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Rock

What is an appropriate title for this song?
"Who's Gonna Turn On The Light?"

What artist does this song most remind you of?
Audio Adrenaline

What best describes the subject matter of this song?
Inspirational - Religion

What era does this song fall under?
2000 and later

What best describes the mood of this song?
Agitated - Troubled

Song Analysis
Quality of Lyrics
3/5

Quality of the Hook
4/5

Quality of the Verses
3/5

Quality of the Chorus
3/5

Quality of the Breaks
4/5

Quality of Instrumentation
5/5

Quality of Arrangement
4/5

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
4/5

Marriage Between Music and Lyrics
4/5

Instrumentation
Quality of the Instrument/Sound Selection
4/5

Quality of the Lead Performances
4/5

Quality of the Meter
4/5

Quality of Guitar
5/5

Quality of Bass
4/5

Quality of Percussion
4/5

Quality of Other Instruments
4/5

Quality of Intro/Opening Line
3/5

Vocals
Quality of the Vocal Pitch
4/5

Quality of Vocal Phrasing and Performance
3/5

Quality of Vocal
4/5

Production
Quality of Recording (Techniques)
3/5

Quality of Mix
3/5

Originality of Song
4/5

Overall Rating
4/5

Quality of the Title
4/5

General Comments

Randal,
First of all I have to say that reviewing any song that has Jesus uplifted in it is very hard for me. How can I say anything negative about it? It is in service to my Lord and Savior. THAT fact alone makes it a worthy effort.
I don't often get songs that rock this HARD, either. Shame hardly anybody sends me this genre.
My only suggestions would be for you to consider these thoughts:
In the chorus, When you come to the words "about Christ", the melody goes down. The words also have the same meter as every other word in the line.
I would have those words go WAY HIGHER than anything else in the line, and I would stretch them out almost to half note size. They need to be EMPHASIZED. HE is the reason for the song, and I believe His Name should BLATANTLY stand out somehow.

I would also say that I am not crazy about the lyric in the second verse AFTER the phrase "Lord, we love you day and night". I believe you can do a little better than what you have following that phrase.
The reason I say that is that your rhyme pattern in the first verse, "lights" rhymes with "tonight". In the second verse, "night" does not rhyme with "back", and your rhyme pattern is broken. The second line "but help us not to simply set aside what's going on outside" seems a little weak to me. From everything else I see here, I can see that YOU can do better than that.

The only other thing I might mention is that the effects you have on the lead vocal might be a tad heavy. The reason I say that is that the lyrics were a bit difficult to understand with that much reverb and delay on them.

Hey, this song is about HIM. Let's make sure that even the casual listener gets that, right?
Rock on, buddy. TESTIFY!


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Artist's Submitted Question:

Tirk - how about taking a listen to this tune and tell me what you think - best wishes!

Pro's Answer/Comments:

Sounds good, brother.


Quote From Pro:

This artist could rock the Christian world!


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