I Believe by Jim Reeder

Jim Reeder

Broadjam Artist: Jim Reeder
Song: I Believe

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Tom Bocci (Music Supervisor, Producer, and Publisher)

Pro General Comments: Greetings Jim,Thanks for submitting this inspirational cover song written in 1953 after the outbreak of the Korean War as a source of hope and faith for people still suffering from the effects of World War II. By using your dramatic background and lovely, clear tenor voice with a slightly different arrangement and production approach, you have the unique opportunity to remake this classic your own for today's media.A suggestion would be to make the song more of a Folk/Hymn by slowing the tempo and finding the "pocket" so that the lyrics can be sung with deeply interpreted,inspiring emotion. Using the acoustic guitar finger-picking by itself in the first verse is a good idea, but without any background harmony. Then in the second verse use harmonies to emphasize important lyrics or phrases especially in the build to the ending.As it stands now, there's way too much overall "reverb" in the mix. Try pulling it back to where it acts as an intimate shadow to your vocal rather than a distracting effect.Also experiment with different bass note inversions to the ones already there that aren't always complimentary. Keep it simple and beautiful. Feel it in your heart and produce it that way.It could be a timely remake for our current troubled world all over again.

Quote From Pro: By using your dramatic background and lovely, clear tenor voice with a slightly different arrangement and production approach, you have the unique opportunity to remake this classic your own for today's media.It could be a timely cover for our current troubled world all over again.

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