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.

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