Cold Easter Rain

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Grubstar

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« on: March 23, 2020, 02:48:28 PM »
Hi everybody,
I hope everyone and their families are keeping well and looking out for each other during these troubled times. Here is a new song 'Cold Easter Rain, I hope you like it. All comments and feedback welcome.

https://soundcloud.com/grubstar1/cold-easter-rain

Cold Easter Rain

I get this picture in my mind
It’s like a film that I rewind
I watch you walk away
A hundred times a day
Why can’t I leave the past behind

Where is the shelter
When love turns to pain
Standing alone
In the Cold Easter Rain

I tell myself it isn’t real
To try to change the way I feel
But every time I do
My thoughts return to you
It’s like a wound that cannot heal

Where is the shelter
When love turns to pain
Standing alone
In the Cold Easter Rain

You held my future in your hand
It slipped away like grains of sand
I guess I’ll never know
Whatever made you go
Maybe I’ll never understand

Where is the shelter
When love turns to pain
Standing alone
In the Cold Easter Rain

© 2020 Atkin & Williams



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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 06:32:14 PM »
That's a damn good chorus mate..excellent, really excellent 8) and nice change around 3.15,
I think you should hold back the distorted guitar in the chorus until the last chorus instead of giving everything away from the get go..then the chorus would build nicely.. :) 8)

super song 8)

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 08:55:40 PM »
@Grubstar - pretty blimmin good Mr Grubstar, really well considered choice of instruments, and sublime arrangement, i dream of doing stuff like that.


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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 10:15:11 PM »
Hi, Really like this kind of took me back a few years if you don't mind me saying... reminiscent of OMD in some ways. Strong but simple lyrically with ample despair. Good job 👍
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 11:18:06 PM »
Man I Love this tune, great melody & vocals! the chorus is just killer, wonderful
arrangement and the lyrics are superb.... well done !!!

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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 09:58:02 AM »
Love the drive in this one. Very smooth vocals and production in general. I like the synths being just synths and not trying to be any other instrument. The way they lead up to chorus sets it off really well. The crashy guitars work well too. Great stuff.

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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 10:04:05 PM »
Hi, the percussion in this really grabbed me for some reason - those strong beats right up in the mix carry it along really well.  Other highlights were the vocal melody (great distinction between verse and choruses), the chunky power chords, and the vocal delivery is cool too.  Not sooo keen on the guitar solo... felt a bit out of place in the palette of sounds, would probably have stuck to synths?... but other than that brief detail I really liked this.  Strong confident piece of 80s flavoured pop wizardry.
It's all too beautiful.

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 07:30:43 PM »
I thought this was just a straight-up great song.

The way you sing lines 1,2 and 5 of the verses really lifts the song.

I think maybe if Easter wasn't somehow always such a dull affair...despite being the money shot of Christianity in many ways...it would help make the song even more memorable...but that's a tiny detail that just crossed my mind.

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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 01:22:26 AM »
yes great song love the momentum ..kind of snowball gathering
lovely full vocal  natural and honest
knock out & words right on the nail..
loved it from the off..

reminds of gene clark and his 'no other' album ..
really refreshing to hear..
eleven out of ten !
i may not believe this tomorrow...

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Jamie

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« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 11:06:21 AM »
@Grubstar
Hi,
     Enjoyed the song, the production and instrumentation all fitted well with the arrangement.Well sung melody, and the chorus is very good too. Had a touch of the old school electronica about it.

Nice one!

Cheers
Jamie