Eye of the storm - Leo & Neil

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Neil C

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« on: November 07, 2019, 08:37:54 AM »
Hi,
Here's a collaboration with Leo aka @LostBoy that was a lot of fun.
I came up with a 80's pop rock with a synth tune on my mobile using garageband and sent it over to Leo. He liked and and started to work on the melody and then the words. We used to share idea on dropbox and talked on WhatsApp, which was good and slightly strange actually talking in real time to a forum member!

We spent a fair bit of time refining elements and then getting the mix right. Anyway we like what we've produced but would really like your feedback and suggestions.
 :)
Nel

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I was warned I should get back home

Board up the glass and hope she moves on

This woman leaves a trail of broken hearts

But sheʼs beautiful
I see no big bad wolf...only her

Ivy come find me

Iʼm flirting with disaster this I know

But something inside me

Cannot resist the eye of a storm
The eye of a storm

We made love underneath the stars

She was my queen of hearts for a while

But when I looked into her hazel eyes in the morning

I knew right then that sheʼd already gone

She was long gone

Ivy come find me

Iʼm flirting with disaster this I know

But something inside me

Cannot resist the eye of a storm
The eye of a storm

She tore right through my heart

I didnʼt stand a chance

So beware, sheʼs a force of nature

Whoʼs only gonna leave ya sooner or later

Ivy come find me

Iʼm flirting with disaster this I know

But something inside me

Cannot resist the eye of a storm
The eye of a storm

Bull/Connor c 2019
songwriter of no repute..

shadowfax

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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 01:12:16 PM »
A song worthy of the group Journey!, great singing and instrumentation, the drop to the lead guitar break, (in my humble opinion) lets the song down, it just doesn't sound like the same level of professionalism as the rest of the song and doesn't fit the song either...just my take on it guys.. :) the fact that it's a very cool song remains...

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2019, 09:14:53 PM »
Great collab @Neil C and @LostBoy superb vocals and instumentation as we would expect. I loved the way the 80s synth pads underlayered the whole sound. The guitar solo was fab but maybe that section was a bit sparse. Nothing wrong with that but maybe a subtle synth in the background just to maintain the flow.  Fabulous work both of you  :)

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 02:17:22 PM »
Well this was bound to be good, when one of the best vocalists on the forum teams up with one of the most interesting guitarists.

Lovely chorus in this.

Only nit - Up to the instrumental break you have got many atmospheric layers going on, so I thought you took a bit too much away at that point. Mind, it does make it all very strong again when everything is back in.

Very enjoyable collaboration all the same!

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2019, 04:04:12 PM »
Yeah what A team these two make....Im a big fan of Neil's guitar work and he is
excellent here as well. I LOVE the vocals on this track!! just nailed it.
The Delivery, Pitch and emotion are all there. REALLY great job on this tune its awesome!!

Ray

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2019, 08:55:52 AM »
Two very talented guys joining together to produce a great track.  Neil, your production skills are really shining here.  This is a track with real impact and the vocals as ever are wonderful.  This is my second listen and I must say, I’m very impressed with the writing and production.  So very well done chaps!

Paul
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 12:50:23 PM »
Hi guys, great collaboration . A fab piece of polished professional AOR! I also think the guitar solo break needs something else, maybe a pad with chords to give the guitar something to hang onto harmonically. Still a great song, and production.
Nice one guys!
Cheers
Jamie