Everything You Need by Stefanie Johnson

Broadjam Artist: Stefanie JohnsonSong: Everything You NeedBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)Pro General Comments: Hi Stefanie, this one feels a little outdated to me, and slightly off brand for the other songs I’ve heard from you. I t…

Stefanie Johnson

Broadjam Artist: Stefanie Johnson
Song: Everything You Need

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)

Pro General Comments: Hi Stefanie, this one feels a little outdated to me, and slightly off brand for the other songs I've heard from you. I think it's the super high piano in the mix that throws me off at the start, as hearing such a clean piano played that way isn't that common in modern pop. I wouldn't mind it coming down in the mix a good bit, as it fights the vocal a little (and nothing should fight your vocal!). This song also struggles more with the originality issue. Lyrically it feels more pedestrian and a little boring, and the hook doesn't knock me out. Though the production and performances remain stellar, this song just leaves me wanting something more. I do see it as a good live song, as audiences love tempo and fun - but it may be no more than filler for an album in a recorded version and I am more than confident you have many stronger songs. This direction musically does feel like 15-20 years ago, so I caution you to stay closer to the Carrie / Pink / Kelly AC pop of the other songs, which will keep you current. As always, a lovely vocal and strong recording.

Quote From Pro: A rollicking tempo from Stefanie that keeps your toes tappin and your lighter in the air.

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