David Weiss

David Weiss

Title: Music Supervisor
Genres: Pop, Rock, Top 40, Instrumental
Status: Taking submissions
Song limit per member: Unlimited
Bio: David Weiss is co-founder of The SongHunters, an efficient search… read more

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song: Because of you (home recording)
artist: MoBack

genre: Pop - Standards
stats: playlists: 0 | song plays: 139
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Pop

What is an appropriate title for this song?
"Because of You"

What artist does this song most remind you of?
Ace of Base

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

What era does this song fall under?
1980 - 1989

What best describes the mood of this song?
Happy - Exultant

Song Analysis
Quality of Lyrics
4/5

Quality of the Hook
4/5

Quality of the Verses
3/5

Quality of the Chorus
4/5

Quality of the Breaks
3/5

Quality of Instrumentation
2/5

Quality of Arrangement
2/5

Quality of the Melody
3/5

Quality of the Chord Progression
3/5

Quality of the Instrumental Hooks
2/5

Marriage Between Chorus and Verse
3/5

Marriage Between Music and Lyrics
3/5

Instrumentation
Quality of the Instrument/Sound Selection
1/5

Quality of the Lead Performances
4/5

Quality of the Meter
3/5

Quality of Keyboards
3/5

Quality of Bass
2/5

Quality of Percussion
1/5

Quality of Intro/Opening Line
3/5

Vocals
Quality of the Vocal Pitch
4/5

Quality of Vocal Phrasing and Performance
4/5

Quality of the Backup Vocals
4/5

Quality of Vocal
4/5

Production
Quality of Recording (Techniques)
3/5

Quality of Mix
3/5

Originality of Song
3/5

Overall Rating
3/5

Quality of the Title
5/5

General Comments

Hi, thanks for your submission! I know the craft of songwriting is important to you.

I heard a lot to like, as well as many things to improve (mostly production-wise), in "Because of You." I really appreciate the positive sentiment in the song, and the unbridled joy it projects. The chorus represents such an upbeat embrace for the listener to dig into - it feels like permission to just go ahead and love someone as much as you want, with no boundaries. The world needs more songs like that!

Your voice communicates the message very authentically, which only adds to the power of the lyrics throughout the song.

Yes, the demo sound of it is definitely there! Thanks for letting me know that. I was honest in my downgrades on the instrumentation, just so you know what I think needs improving. But I understand it's only a demo, not meant for Prime Time. Did you do all the programming and instrumentation yourself? If so, that's pretty impressive -- feven though I believe there's room for improvement, that's a tough feat to pull off and adds to what you can potentially accomplish as a songwriter.

There are also four seconds of silence to start the recording, make sure that gets shaved off.

If you wind up keeping the song for yourself, I would recommend re-recording "Because of You" with a full band to let its natural exuberance come shining through!

Do you know what artist you have in mind for this song? I'm curious if you've got a particular singer/artist that you think would be ideal to pick up on this.


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Artist's Submitted Question:

Hi David, first..Last year I submitted a song "don't pass me by" to Doug (your songhunter partner). Good review!! Song written & arranged by me, recorded in a dutch studio. Now I'm sending another song of mine, recorded @home. It's a demo which I would love to pitch to producer/artists. Please don't mind the recording skills, I did my best to get it across:-) Just review this song as a composition (by myself, music, arrangement & lyrics) home studio demo. I hope to get it out there..thx in front

Pro's Answer/Comments:

Thank you for the submission. Keep songwriting! I hope you'll ask me to review your next Broadjam submission.


Quote From Pro:

An unabashed tribute to the pure joy of love!


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