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.

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