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: No Way (country demo)
artist: Warren Hein

genre: Country - Contemporary
stats: playlists: 11 | song plays: 254
General Overview
What Genre is most appropriate for this song?
Country

What is an appropriate title for this song?
No Way

What artist does this song most remind you of?
Lonestar

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
5/5

Quality of the Hook
5/5

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
5/5

Quality of the Lead Performances
5/5

Quality of the Meter
5/5

Quality of Piano
5/5

Quality of Keyboards
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
5/5

Overall Rating
5/5

Quality of the Title
5/5

General Comments

No way, Jose! No way, no way! Okay, I'll stop now. But here are my observations about this song: It's a smash hit! Everything about this song works for me. The idea is so unique, fresh and a truly creative approach.

The instrumental track is top notch and record quality. Everything is recorded well and placed in the mix in such way that everything has it's own space. My hat is off to the engineer. What a marvelous job of recording and mixing. The production is crisp, clear and very professional (again, this really does sound like a master recording).

The melody and lyric hang together well and the story line unfolds in a way that keeps the listener engaged and wanting more. This is where most writers get lost. They seem to want to put the second verse first and not allow the story to unfold for the listener. Bravo!

The vocalist is obviously a pro. His vocal pitch and timber are right on. His accent sounds natural and not pushed or phony. He emotes each word of the lyric and there is absolutely no sense that he is "just reading". (I feel like I'm gushing here but rarely do I get a song this well written and a demo this well performed, recorded and produced. Honestly, as the great Max D. Barnes used to say, "The only thing this song needs is a release date!")

Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to offer my critique. Way!


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Artist's Submitted Question:

Hi Chris, here's another genre for your listening enjoyment...I may actually submit one more totally different.
All the best,
Warren Hein

Pro's Answer/Comments:

Warren, Thank you. This song is exceptional and should be getting pitched in the Nashville market.


Quote From Pro:

Way!

Honestly, as the great Max D. Barnes used to say, "The only thing this song needs is a release date!"


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