The track sounds good. I wish there was more variety in the drums/percussion though (especially before the vocal starts). The kick and snare hits (maybe the hihats too) could be altered every now and then for the sake of contrast. I think that would give more of a "human feel" to the drum parts (again, only before the vocals start where they are very noticeable). But, I should also mention that I am not very experienced with this type of music and hence, my feedback could also be received just as a personal opinion.
I think the intro is too long. It sounds good once the fat synth kicks in at .45 but the part before that is too puny and one dimensional to deserve more than a couple of bars. Vocals are great and fit really well. Composition is real good too. Nice job
Balance is very good, only comment from me isn't on the arrangement, just the freq content of the instruments in the top end...
You've got a lot competing for the high end, which is okay so long as they take front of stage when there's something of interest in their part and make way for the other instruments when there's not.
I'd love to hear the hi hats being ducked slightly with each kick / snare... buss those together and use them to sidechain the hats, or just compress the whole kit as one so that a kick / snare hit pushes the hats lower.
A 30ms attack and > 300ms release time will give you that nice breathing movement of the hats swelling toward the end of each quarter note, without killing your transients.
Bass might also be a bit to wide, but that's a real nit picking. It's not out of place where it is. Just my personal taste.
Vocals are well EQ'd and effected, but I'd buss everything-other-than-vox then shelf EQ that buss above 3kHz by -3dB to really let the vox shine through.
Either that or automation of EQ for the top end of that buss to pull it down when the vox come in.
All the best, br3ttski
No worries happy to provide opinions - I have many
Can't say if it sounds better until I hear a revised version... or have you hidden it somewhere I'm not looking