I made the cardinal sin of mixing this one whist recording the separate parts - I think that I managed to kinda rescue it, but I'm not going back to the start now so I'm going to have to leave this as best I could.
Had some spare time over the weekend so tried (and nearly managed) to do something with an old acapella I had laying around from years ago. It was pretty fun making this as it was the first time working around just some random vox (which also needed sorting out all over the place).
Not a massive fan of Billie Eilish myself personally, but as she's one of the biggest recording artists at the moment, I kinda went down that route as obviously some people like her lol.
I've been trying something different recently - picking up an acapella, choosing a style, and trying to produce a piece of music to fit that genre. To be fair, it's super fun to do, very time consuming, but I can loose hours and hours.
Anyway - The wife suggested 'Justin Bieber' as a genre, which gave me cold sweats at first, but then I thought it'd be a laugh ............... so here it is:
I've been working on a song for the past couple of months, it's been at about 80% complete for ages now, and I finally got around to quickly mixing and mastering it last night so that I can move forward. Would be great to get some feedback - positive and negative as it's always good to learn.
I quite like the voice. For my taste we waited too long for the drums which were inevitably coming, and then they were a bit murky. You've got a nasty crackle at the end...... Joking aside, I'd dump it. Does nothing for the end product as it doesn't sound 'old' so why would you want to re-create record noise? The processed EQ on the voice fits the song well, I thought - so my best comment, to be totally ignored of course, is make the drums a bit more of a feature when they do arrive, and remove the pretend crackles - they don't enhance the product.
Though not equal in production, this song took me right back to 1961 with Shelly Fabares' Johnny Angel. I hear some similarities. I do like the delayed drums which allow the lyrics to provide an introduction of sorts. I'm in agreement with @rob aylestone's comment on the old-school vinyl scratches at the end.