Martin Blasick

Martin Blasick

Title: Songwriter, Producer
Genres: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Indie, Singer-Songwriter
Status: Taking submissions
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Bio: Martin Blasick co-wrote "Ladies Of Tampa" with Matthew McConaughey for MM's onscreen performance in Magic Mikeread more

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song: Night Thoughts
artist: Trinity

genre: Pop - Dreampop
stats: playlists: 28 | song plays: 52
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Pop

What is an appropriate title for this song?
Netherworld

What artist does this song most remind you of?
Lorde

What best describes the subject matter of this song?
Concepts - Infinity

What era does this song fall under?
2000 and later

What best describes the mood of this song?
Sad - Poignant

Song Analysis
Quality of Lyrics
5/5

Quality of the Hook
4/5

Quality of the Verses
5/5

Quality of the Chorus
4/5

Quality of the Breaks
3/5

Quality of Instrumentation
4/5

Quality of Arrangement
3/5

Quality of the Melody
5/5

Quality of the Chord Progression
5/5

Quality of the Instrumental Hooks
4/5

Marriage Between Chorus and Verse
5/5

Marriage Between Music and Lyrics
5/5

Instrumentation
Quality of the Instrument/Sound Selection
3/5

Quality of the Lead Performances
5/5

Quality of the Meter
3/5

Quality of Keyboards
3/5

Quality of Guitar
4/5

Quality of Bass
3/5

Quality of Percussion
3/5

Quality of Strings
4/5

Quality of Other Instruments
4/5

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)
3/5

Quality of Mix
3/5

Originality of Song
5/5

Overall Rating
3/5

Quality of the Title
2/5

General Comments

It's an epic at 7 minutes! To make that play consider an arrangement that evolves as the song progresses. There's quite a bit of Verse/Chorus to get through to get to that instrumental for a little break. It can be done. Something amazing should pull us through each new section to feel the wonder and magic I know you want to share.

There's an echo-y quality that is too much in places. The key it to have it just the right amount.

Some of the rhythmic elements are bumping into each other way that goes against the groove. The shaker has a cool effect on it. But somehow it doesn't sit with the groove. Really detail each element for a groove that is awesome and beyond.

The kick pattern doesn't gel with the track imho. Maybe have the bass lock in with it? Or change the kick to a less busy pattern.


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Artist's Submitted Question:

This song is a first draft of an album track by myself and singer Verena Chantal, we are recording an album together, though she lives in France and I, in the UK, so there are a lot of WAV files emailed back and forth.

Pro's Answer/Comments:

It's artistic. I like it. I believe you can make a really great album. Netherworld would make a better title because it's the vocal hook. The listener goes through a lot of lyric to get to the tag, so it makes sense to reinforce that hook by using it as a title.

The lead vocal has a very nice quality. That's great because it's the most important production element. Vocal is my favorite part.

Did I mention it's really really long? Slow tempos take longer to get through the lyrics. Consider cutting down the song to make it shorter. Or make the arrangement mesmerizing/amazing/undeniable.

I trust you to detail mixes as you get farther into recording. The lead and bg vocals jump up and out of the track in places. That's mix stuff. Compression. But also simply ride the fader. Sometimes compression kills the spirit of the vocalist. Listen and the track will tell you what it wants.


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