Monday, July 24, 2006

New Shyt! New Shyt!

This is my latest song, just in today from the mixer. I don't know how I feel about it - it's missing something I think. That - bounce or punch - something.

"Addict Me"

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*please be honest with me!*


Anonymous Bryan L. said...

Hmm, I'm no expert but I trust my ears and I think this is a very good album track. Adding a nice hi-hat pattern would give it some bounce I think.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Sangindiva said...

Hey Ms. Elle,

You did a great job on the song and
your voice sounds beautiful.
Did you write the words?
I think my favorite line is:
"Add each other to the sheets"
This was CLASSIC and CLASSY :)
It's just my opinion but I would like for
your lead to be more prominent.

Do you know the mic you were using?
I ask because if you know your equipment
you can better understand the strengths and
limitations of the piece.
Microphones are a singers BEST friend.
Understanding that dynamic is key.

For example- when I sing live I use a
Neumann KMS 105. It will run you about
$850-$1000. Our voices are similar-
light... airy... This mic works good for voices like
ours because it adds more depth to the voice and
gives it a fuller sound- WITHOUT changing the
quality or style of your singing. That's a strength.
(You don't need to have that mic by the way...
you would do well with a SHURE beta 87
(about $250- 400) or even the standard background mic- SHURE beta 58 ($150- $250)

( I feel every singer who is serious about their craft should own their own mic. It's good for practice and when you do gigs you ALWAYS know how your mic is going to sound! )

Anyway, my point is because you can sing-
understanding the dynamics of the studio,
and the microphone itself can yeild better results without them having to use digital influences to acheive the sound AFTER you have laid down vocals. Despite the music- It is your VOICE that sells the song.

Honestly, this would be a nice album filler,
Not a single. Like I said-your voice? beautiful.
you did a great job.
I know for a fact every track/song
is not a hit, but every new song gets you closer
to the one that is.

Sorry for blogging in your comments :)
I just wanted to give you honest feedback.
I started getting paid for studio work when
I was 14, so I wanted to share some things
that helped make the difference between singing
on the side and singing as a career.

12:41 AM  
Blogger Cocacy said...

Love the track. Keep up the good work!

3:19 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

first and foremost, if you were going to make a song about me you could have told a brotha. LOL. In all seriousness tho, its hot. I get this exotic feel from it. Im not really sure its missing anything. Vocals are def on point. Keep the good music coming.

ps.- i missed you and mike at the conference this year.

ps.#2- your bro is by far one of the funniest people i have ever met.


11:36 AM  
Blogger ProfessorGQ said...

I like the song and your can sing...remind me of in between Ledisi and Heather Headley...

The only two problems I see with the song are that "ahh" going on in the background and the "oohs" in the beginning. I would say replace the "ahh" with some woodwind or string instrument like flute or violin and omit the "oohs" and just have an introductory instrumentation and you have a hit.

12:51 PM  

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