Chris Keaton

Chris Keaton

Title: Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger
Genres: Country, Pop, Broadway, Singer-Songwriter
Status: Taking submissions
Song limit per member: Unlimited
Bio: Chris Keaton has been pitching songs as a song plugger for more than fifteen years. During that time, he has had his own… read more

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song: LET ME KNOW
artist: MGB

genre: Folk - Country
stats: playlists: 8 | song plays: 176
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Country

What is an appropriate title for this song?
Let Me Know

What artist does this song most remind you of?
Rodney Crowell

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

What era does this song fall under?
2000 and later

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

Song Analysis
Quality of Lyrics
3/5

Quality of the Hook
5/5

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
5/5

Marriage Between Music and Lyrics
5/5

Instrumentation
Quality of the Instrument/Sound Selection
5/5

Quality of the Lead Performances
5/5

Quality of the Meter
5/5

Quality of Guitar
5/5

Quality of Bass
5/5

Quality of Percussion
5/5

Quality of Other Instruments
5/5

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)
5/5

Quality of Mix
5/5

Originality of Song
3/5

Overall Rating
5/5

Quality of the Title
5/5

General Comments

I didn't want to like this song. At first, all I heard were well worn cliches and I kept thinking I've heard this all before, especially the line "when light turns to day." I thought I would puke.
Then, it changed after the first verse. The cliches continued but the framework changed. The story began to come through the lyric. The pain. The honesty and the impending heartbreak or joy. Damn, I was hooked.
Then the plaintive steel break before the bridge ripped my heart out.
The bottom line here is that the instrumental track and the lyric support each other like two bundles of reeds. One cannot stand without the other. On that note, whoever arranged this song really knows what he/she is doing.
Is the vocalist great? Not really but then again there are only four great singers on the planet. The rest of us just connect the best we can.
On subsequent listens the song really comes to life.
Sonically the track is top notch. The mix allows each instrument space and air to breathe and move. Bravo!


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Artist's Submitted Question:

I'm more concerned about the song than I am the singer, as I am a songwriter first and foremost, and not a performing artist, and am only worried about getting my foot in the door. In other words, I'm much more concerned about what this could be than what it is right now.

Pro's Answer/Comments:

In my professional opinion, you, sir, carry on the tradition of great singer songwriters like Rodney Crowell, Harry Nilsson, Paul Williams, Lyle Lovett, Leonard Cohen and Guy Clark. As I stated earlier, the song doesn't chart any new territory and is riddled with cliches. But here is the truth: a cliche is a cliche because IT IS THE TRUTH!!!!
Keep writing from your heart. To hell with anyone who tells you otherwise.
I would also encourage you to continue to work with these incredible musicians. They get it! They get the fact that the lyric and melody need to shine. These guys wait patiently for their chance to shine and never step on the lyric or melody. Wonderful!
Keep on keeping on. I look forward to more great music from you!


Quote From Pro:

MGB writes from his heart like it really matters and to hell with everything else.


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