She has a Hal-octave vocal range, if that. Like whoever told her she has any talent.Got through a minute of it... I don't think the drummer is the problem with that performance. I just don't find her or the song very compelling.
Basically someone I know has been on at me for years about how his daughter will be a pop star some day, but I am questioning the drumming.
Long story short, can someone more technically minded than myself identify what is off with the drumming in this track?
The music video with the puppets? Idk. What did you think of it?I'll refrain from other comments, but IMO the only time for the 1/4s on the kick was the first verse, and even THEN I don't think it was a good idea. I was dying to hear a strong 2 and 4 but never got it. I think, for me, those patterns are too busy for a simple, HOLE-like track like this.
Ok, it definitely needs a bigger guitar sound(at least another player) and what was the deal with the video idea? Sorry, couldn't resist.
You probably don't want to know what I think. Besides, I'm just a guy on the interweb.The music video with the puppets? Idk. What did you think of it?
I'd be interested to know your opinion, it's not my band anyway. I agree a lot of work went into the music video. But a hit, do you think?You probably don't want to know what I think. Besides, I'm just a guy on the interweb.
They've obviously put lots of time and money and effort into this, but they just don't have a song there, end of story, and Simon Cowell-ing the rest of it seems brutish and unfair. Having had it dished out to me, I hesitate to dish it back.
My opinion? No. Frankly, I find the puppets distracting and uninteresting--is the video for the puppets or the band? Seems like whomever made the video forgot why they were making it--to sell the music. Most of the potential audience are going to tune out at the beginning when it takes an entire minute for the band to kick in--and they talk over the music, too(oy!). Were they trying to go for a Katy Perry sort of vibe? It's not particularly that kind of light pop fare. And I did hear at least one part where the band was untight and the snare sound wasn't particularly happening.I'd be interested to know your opinion, it's not my band anyway. I agree a lot of work went into the music video. But a hit, do you think?
The track is kind of retro-new wave. The drumming style of that genre tends to be quite stiff, off kilter. It never wants to be slick, with a pro groove.Well?..just playing producer id listen to the take. I'd make a recommendation that we call Porcaro.
Of course you do..what else?..heaven forbid you should have any other opinion. As a producer do you think that they are out for dinner thinking damn it..i should have changed that and let Chris put the fill he suggested in there?. I get you and agree BUT.The track is kind of retro-new wave. The drumming style of that genre tends to be quite stiff, off kilter. It never wants to be slick, with a pro groove.
The other thing that gets me about these discussions is that people assume the drumming is purely down to the drummer.
When I play on a record I do what the songwriter asks me to do, and/or the bandleader, and/or the producer.
If they want slightly stiff four on the floor bass drum, with off beat hi-hat and snare on 2 & 4 just in the chorusses, that's exactly what I will do.
It's her singing right? right?The intro is super catchy. I'm not hearing wild time fluctuation. I think this vocalist has a cool vibe. Geddy Lee's cousin?. Anyway I just think the drummer needs to take command..THIS is where the time is..THIS is the feel..hang on for the ride. I kept thinking Chris Whitten would take this to the charts. . I really do think it has potential.