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Read June 01, 2017, 01:40:41 AM #0
Paulski

Kindred Souls featuring WickedDeeds and OldButYet

Hi guys - newest effort - yet another ballad Smiley
Pat and Paul kindly offered to help out on this one.
Wanted it to grow - but maybe went over the top towards the end ... Grin

Any and all comments are appreciated  Grin

https://soundcloud.com/paulcanuck/kindred-souls

Kindred Souls
Copyright © 2017 Tennyson Road Music
1st Harmony: Paul Vasey
Narration: Pat Feely

Mother's heart silently grieving
For the child war has stole
Mother's arms quietly reaching
Reaching for a kindred soul

Kindred souls across the oceans
Kindred hearts across the seas
Kindred minds sharing the notion
That this world can live in peace

Father pounds the constitution
Sending soldiers to the scene
But he can found this revolution
By shutting down his war machine

Kindred souls across the oceans
Kindred hearts across the seas
Kindred minds sharing the notion
That this world can live in peace

Can you feel the ties that bind us?
Can you hear our freedom song?
We can leave this hate behind us
Count on love to make us strong


Kindred souls across the oceans
Kindred hearts across the seas
Kindred minds sharing the notion
That this world can live in peace

Kindred minds sharing the notion..
This world can live in peace.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2017, 11:48:05 AM by Paulski »

 
Read June 01, 2017, 02:31:14 AM #1
CaliaMoko

Re: Kindred Souls featuring wickedDeeds and oldButYet

I've already listened to this many times and I know I love it. I like the way it builds and, with the topic it covers, it could be one of those songs that all the big stars gather together to sing to raise money. The chorus can go on and on and on and everybody can sing along. Yeah.

I think you already know the one line that catches me up...ending with "has stole", but I don't know what you could do to replace it and keep your rhyme scheme with "kindred soul". I suppose you could do a distant "near" rhyme: "For the child [she] lost to war". The rest is wonderful and it all goes together beautifully, in my opinion.

Vicki
 
Read June 01, 2017, 10:38:08 AM #2
Skub

Re: Kindred Souls featuring wickedDeeds and oldButYet

Yo Paul,Paul and Pat.

F*ck my old boots,this one blew me right out of the room.  Cool

A great idea,expertly implemented and performed. To simply call it anthemic doesn't come close to doing it justice. Your lead vocals blend beautifully with the backing vox and the use of Pat for the narration part is inspired. I'd like a little automation on Pat's part,just where the song starts to build,he gets a little drowned out.

Y'all hit it for six with this one.  Smiley
 
Read June 01, 2017, 10:54:50 AM #3
Yodasdad

Re: Kindred Souls featuring wickedDeeds and oldButYet

I've heard this before, I don't know where, maybe you posted an earlier version or I heard it on your channel or something but I've definitely heard the melody and piano before.

This flows beautifully, the kind of melody that leaves me thinking there's nowhere else that it could or should have gone.

The harmonies blend nicely, the spoken part worked but I thought lacked a little definition, maybe a little brightening or eq work to bring it out.

Overall though a splendid piece.

Yodasdad
 
Read June 01, 2017, 08:07:57 PM #4
Wicked Deeds

Re: Kindred Souls featuring WickedDeeds and OldButYet

Hello Paul,

Great job my friend - tell me that you did eq the piano again because it sounds much warmer to my ears now.  If you didn't, then they are shot to pieces :-)

It was a pleasure to be involved in this song.  Well done with the writing and production.  Anytime you would like a backing vocal, then please don't hesitate to pm me.

Paul


" I'm the thief who stole the riches in the night."

www.soundcloud.com/wicked-deeds
 
Read June 01, 2017, 09:23:27 PM #5
Movin Flavour

Re: Kindred Souls featuring WickedDeeds and OldButYet

Beautiful piano ballad song again.

Love those harmonies and all your voices complement each other very well.

Sandeep
 
Read June 02, 2017, 09:53:47 AM #6
PaulyX

Re: Kindred Souls featuring WickedDeeds and OldButYet

Nice one, thought this had a hymn-like quality in the first half... could hear a phantom gospel choir joining in.  And really nice build in the latter stages.  I liked the purity of message too. Only edits I'd suggest have already been mentioned - "stolen" not "stole" (I reckon the half rhyme would still work), and bring forward the spoken word part in the mix. Again, this deserves to be in a film, like your last one.


It's all too beautiful.
 
Read June 02, 2017, 11:08:58 PM #7
mickyplankton

Re: Kindred Souls featuring WickedDeeds and OldButYet

Paul. Another masterpiece. You've now in my opinion wrote 2 songs back to back which are outstanding. Can't fault any of this and as a result I'm afraid I can't offer anything constructive except to say, hope this rich vein of form continues. Cheers Micky
 
Read June 03, 2017, 10:42:26 PM #8
tina m

Re: Kindred Souls featuring WickedDeeds and OldButYet

Oh dear this is difficult...
I didnt realy get into this,
musically I didnt think it was one of your best ..& youve written some corkers lately..
Lyrically I felt it was overly sentimental & naïve....like a Coca cola advert where if we all drink Coke, suddenly the world is full of love & wonder!
Im very sorry Paul, its just the way I am, I dont want to be told love will conquer hate in this world bcos only a complete fool would believe that, & when its coated with a highly emotional, schmaltzy backing then alarm bells ring
I know a lot of your recent songs could be called schmaltzy & I loved them, so I hope you wont take offence


Tell me Im wonderful & I ll be nice to you Smiley
 
Read June 03, 2017, 11:12:25 PM #9
jamesh

Re: Kindred Souls featuring WickedDeeds and OldButYet

Hi


I love the piano chords on this one, and the singing/harmonies are great. It feels a bit like a hymn in some places.
The only bit I not so keen on was the spoken bit.

Otherwise, a nice rousing ballad.


James
 
Read June 04, 2017, 07:44:52 PM #10
Paulski

Re: Kindred Souls featuring WickedDeeds and OldButYet


@CaliaMoko - thanks Vicki - yes you are right about stole - thought I could get away with it but I've been in denial Smiley I think I can sing stolen in there - making the "en" part sound like an "and" before the next line.

@Skub Hey Vance - very kind of you. Paul and Pat really lifted this IMHCO. I'll fix that spot where Pat gets drowned out - don't want to lose a kindred soul that way.  Grin Glad you enjoyed it  Grin

@Yodasdad - cheers YD - yes I had it posted in WIP/Collabs for a while - hopefully you heard it there and not in an existing song  Grin

@Wicked Deeds - hey Paul Yes the piano is EQ'd differently as per your solid advice. Well actually I achieved the same thing by mastering the quiet parts differently than the louder ones where the compression is cranked. Loved your harmonies on this and I can't thank you enough  Grin

@Movin Flavour  - thanks Sandeep!

@PaulyX - cheers Paul - yes good advice on the spoken part. Thanks for the kind words.

@mickyplankton - Hi Mickey - thanks for the kind comments. Don't know if I'm on a roll or not - but hope you're right  Grin

@tina m  - schmaltzy  ??!! I resemble that remark!  Sad  I gave up trying to be cool years ago (it's very freeing  Grin) But you must be punished for disparaging an entire genre so ... you are sentenced to listen to "We Are the World" over and over until you call Ralph on the big white phone.  Grin Grin.

@jamesh - Hi James and thanks for that. I suppose the spoken bits are a taste thing. The chord progression in the verses was fun to work out - glad it came across OK.

Thanks to all who listened  Grin Grin



 
Read June 04, 2017, 09:44:38 PM #11
Oldbutyet

Re: Kindred Souls featuring WickedDeeds and OldButYet

Did someone mention coke, this reminds me of the time me and my wife was on holidays in the beautiful city of Porto, we were walking around and the weather was very hot so we decided to go into this old style cafe to buy some coke, there was an old man standing behind the counter and i says to him "i want coke please"  to my surprise the look on his face turns to anger and he replies in broken english "don't sell coke" which was strange because behind him was a fridge with bottles of coke in it, so with a smile i said in broken english (why the broken english i don't know) but i say to him "you do, you do sell coke" and then he got very angry and points to the door and shouts "get out, get out, don't sell no coke" it was then my wife hits me on the shoulder and whispers in my ear "he thinks you mean coke, the drug" with a red face and embarrassing smile i says "coca cola" pointing at the fridge, to my relief he rise his arms and smiles and says "ah coca cola, yes we sell coca cola" i says "can i have two please"

True story, but anyway.

Paul really delighted to be a part of this, thank you, and i think Vicki right about the gather together on stage feel to it, great song, oh and by the way, if there is a gather together on stage, i need my own limousine and dressing room, with a fridge   Grin
 
Read June 10, 2017, 09:53:15 AM #12
digger72

Re: Kindred Souls featuring WickedDeeds and OldButYet

Hi Paul,

Loving the piano work in this - just flows effortlessly.
The harmony vocal sound that comes in is brill.
Nice addition of strings and Pat's spoken word.

I particularly like these lyrics:

Father pounds the constitution
Sending soldiers to the scene
But he can found this revolution
By shutting down his war machine

Nice one.

Digger
 
Read June 11, 2017, 09:19:12 AM #13
PaulAds

Re: Kindred Souls featuring WickedDeeds and OldButYet

top quality production all round

great piano and vocals...very well written lyrics, with a great message

it just occurred to me that presenting lyrics like this in a song like this is far more likely to have an effect on far more people than the way someone like me would have set out to try and write something like this.

it's very accessible with great appeal...well done, Paulski and Co.


heart of stone, feet of clay, knob of butter
 
Read June 14, 2017, 04:26:31 PM #14
Paulski

Re: Kindred Souls featuring WickedDeeds and OldButYet

@Oldbutyet - cheers Pat - good story about coke - there's a song there my friend  Grin I suppose you'll want that fridge full of beer too - I'll see if we can get some Coors.. I keep hearing you sound like Dylan on this - I tell people Bob and I go way back. Don't know each other but we both go way back.  Grin Grin

@digger72 - thanks digger and my fingers thank you for that piano comment.  Grin Grin Appreciate the kind words. Now if I had your production skillz that would be something.

@PaulAds - cheers Paul - lyrics were a  it on the preachy side I know but sometimes ya gotta preach  Grin Thankful for the generous review.

And thanks again to all who took the time to listen and comment!
Paul
 
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