Resting My Head On A Raindrop by Soulscript

Soulscript

Broadjam Artist: Soulscript
Song: Resting My Head On A Raindrop

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
A.J. Gundell (Songwriter, Composer, Music Supervisor, Producer)

Pro General Comments: "Resting My Head On A Raindrop" has to be one of the most intriguing song titles ever. And while it took me a few listens to drill down to what I think Soulscript is onto lyrically, with those few listens the song and hook became a classic 'song worm' for me... and I couldn't stop singing the chorus. A good thing--for this original roots/rocking/Americana band charting some new territory for itself.Stylistically and musically, I think the band and its sound/performances fits perfectly in their genre--the record and vocal have an authentic, earthy roots'y vibe--indie acoustic/electric rock band, little lo-fi, some nice guitar shredding, working eq filtering to cool effect a couple of times. As I said, the title and hook keep coming at you and linger long after the listening has stopped. In part due to my feelings about the lyrics, I could use a little more vocal in the mix--some lines get lost in the band. Today, regardless of the genre, our ears want to hear everything loud... especially the vocal/singer.The most intriguing and essential element--that killer chorus/title, and the lyrics/story--is also the spot that needs closer examination and I think a little more work. I had to ask myself... 'what's Soulscript trying to say here?" My conclusion is that the singer is sending us an existential message about the universe, the tiny place each one of us occupies, and how we might find some comfort resting on that raindrop and feeling connected to the larger cosmos. But... there's a little too much work the listener needs to do to make those connections--I think I'd look to tighten up the internal flow of ideas so we get it, more clearly. There are numerous lines that suggest it's not so much restful on that raindrop as it is overwhelming. I'd try to go for a little more clarity... so the listener doesn't have to wonder.End of the day, this is a pretty heady, philosophical topic--and Soulscript has made a cool sounding, provocative record that gets our wheels turning at the same time we're grooving on it.

Quote From Pro: "Resting My Head On A Raindrop" has to be one of the most intriguing song titles ever. And while it took me a few listens to drill down to what I think Soulscript is onto lyrically, with those few listens the song and hook became a classic 'song worm' for me... and I couldn't stop singing the chorus. A good thing--for this original roots/rocking/Americana band charting some new territory for itself. End of the day, this is a pretty heady, philosophical story--and Soulscript has made a cool sounding, provocative record that gets our wheels turning at the same time we're grooving on it.

Resting My Head On A Raindrop by Soulscript

Soulscript

Broadjam Artist: Soulscript
Song: Resting My Head On A Raindrop

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
A.J. Gundell (Songwriter, Composer, Music Supervisor, Producer)

Pro General Comments: "Resting My Head On A Raindrop" has to be one of the most intriguing song titles ever. And while it took me a few listens to drill down to what I think Soulscript is onto lyrically, with those few listens the song and hook became a classic 'song worm' for me... and I couldn't stop singing the chorus. A good thing--for this original roots/rocking/Americana band charting some new territory for itself.Stylistically and musically, I think the band and its sound/performances fits perfectly in their genre--the record and vocal have an authentic, earthy roots'y vibe--indie acoustic/electric rock band, little lo-fi, some nice guitar shredding, working eq filtering to cool effect a couple of times. As I said, the title and hook keep coming at you and linger long after the listening has stopped. In part due to my feelings about the lyrics, I could use a little more vocal in the mix--some lines get lost in the band. Today, regardless of the genre, our ears want to hear everything loud... especially the vocal/singer.The most intriguing and essential element--that killer chorus/title, and the lyrics/story--is also the spot that needs closer examination and I think a little more work. I had to ask myself... 'what's Soulscript trying to say here?" My conclusion is that the singer is sending us an existential message about the universe, the tiny place each one of us occupies, and how we might find some comfort resting on that raindrop and feeling connected to the larger cosmos. But... there's a little too much work the listener needs to do to make those connections--I think I'd look to tighten up the internal flow of ideas so we get it, more clearly. There are numerous lines that suggest it's not so much restful on that raindrop as it is overwhelming. I'd try to go for a little more clarity... so the listener doesn't have to wonder.End of the day, this is a pretty heady, philosophical topic--and Soulscript has made a cool sounding, provocative record that gets our wheels turning at the same time we're grooving on it.

Quote From Pro: "Resting My Head On A Raindrop" has to be one of the most intriguing song titles ever. And while it took me a few listens to drill down to what I think Soulscript is onto lyrically, with those few listens the song and hook became a classic 'song worm' for me... and I couldn't stop singing the chorus. A good thing--for this original roots/rocking/Americana band charting some new territory for itself. End of the day, this is a pretty heady, philosophical story--and Soulscript has made a cool sounding, provocative record that gets our wheels turning at the same time we're grooving on it.

Come on Home by Justin Seegert Music

Justin Seegert Music

Broadjam Artist: Justin Seegert Music
Song: Come on Home

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
A.J. Gundell (Songwriter, Composer, Music Supervisor, Producer)

Pro General Comments: "Come On Home" is a very simple, poignant heartland folk song--but one I believe, given the right setting/recording/licensed usage, could rise to the level of a timeless standard. It's very simple, and very good."Come On Home" reminds me a little bit of songs like "Love Me Tender" and "You Are My Sunshine." The main idea and central message are clear--the singer misses his girl, is heartbroken, wants her to come on home. The melody and lyric both achieve that classic simplicity, fit together and sing perfectly. There's next to no uncertainly about the point. Instrumentation and arrangement choices are perfect as well--we have a basic solo vocal, accompanied by guitar, hand drum, and a beautiful, lilting fiddle. All are well played, sung, and mixed. The vocal tone has an appropriate touch of the poignancy of the subject matter, nicely delivered there may be times when the performance feels a tad hesitant, like the singer could be singing out a little more, but it doesn't pull the recording down. Love the harmonic choice for the beginning of the chorus--first inversion D/F#. Really sweet, naturally flowing. It's easy to hear how a little more of a finished record, or a cover by an established artist, could take this demo to a whole other level.There might be a couple of spots where the lyric and song structure could benefit from another look. I'm not too sure what "symphony of youth to grey" means--maybe, play with me from when we're young now until we're old? If so, I think there's a simpler way to say that in keeping with the overall tone. And--nothing broken here--but the repeat of the first verse exactly as the third asks for maybe a small deviation for some ear candy/interest... maybe in line two?Overall, this is a quiet little gem that deserves to find a place in the otherwise too-loud rest of our contemporary music world.

Quote From Pro: "Come On Home" is a very simple, poignant heartland folk song--but one I believe, given the right setting/recording/licensed usage, could rise to the level of a timeless standard. It's very simple, and very good. Overall, it's a quiet little gem that deserves to find a place in the otherwise too-loud rest of our contemporary music world.

Come on Home by Justin Seegert Music

Justin Seegert Music

Broadjam Artist: Justin Seegert Music
Song: Come on Home

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
A.J. Gundell (Songwriter, Composer, Music Supervisor, Producer)

Pro General Comments: "Come On Home" is a very simple, poignant heartland folk song--but one I believe, given the right setting/recording/licensed usage, could rise to the level of a timeless standard. It's very simple, and very good."Come On Home" reminds me a little bit of songs like "Love Me Tender" and "You Are My Sunshine." The main idea and central message are clear--the singer misses his girl, is heartbroken, wants her to come on home. The melody and lyric both achieve that classic simplicity, fit together and sing perfectly. There's next to no uncertainly about the point. Instrumentation and arrangement choices are perfect as well--we have a basic solo vocal, accompanied by guitar, hand drum, and a beautiful, lilting fiddle. All are well played, sung, and mixed. The vocal tone has an appropriate touch of the poignancy of the subject matter, nicely delivered there may be times when the performance feels a tad hesitant, like the singer could be singing out a little more, but it doesn't pull the recording down. Love the harmonic choice for the beginning of the chorus--first inversion D/F#. Really sweet, naturally flowing. It's easy to hear how a little more of a finished record, or a cover by an established artist, could take this demo to a whole other level.There might be a couple of spots where the lyric and song structure could benefit from another look. I'm not too sure what "symphony of youth to grey" means--maybe, play with me from when we're young now until we're old? If so, I think there's a simpler way to say that in keeping with the overall tone. And--nothing broken here--but the repeat of the first verse exactly as the third asks for maybe a small deviation for some ear candy/interest... maybe in line two?Overall, this is a quiet little gem that deserves to find a place in the otherwise too-loud rest of our contemporary music world.

Quote From Pro: "Come On Home" is a very simple, poignant heartland folk song--but one I believe, given the right setting/recording/licensed usage, could rise to the level of a timeless standard. It's very simple, and very good. Overall, it's a quiet little gem that deserves to find a place in the otherwise too-loud rest of our contemporary music world.