I Think It’s Time by Phil Bouldry

Broadjam Artist: Phil BouldrySong: I Think It’s TimeBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)Pro General Comments: Hi Phil, there’s a lot of good stuff here and a lot that needs to be worked on. Your basically structure is good, and the upbe…

Phil Bouldry

Broadjam Artist: Phil Bouldry
Song: I Think It's Time

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)

Pro General Comments: Hi Phil, there's a lot of good stuff here and a lot that needs to be worked on. Your basically structure is good, and the upbeat, fun nature of the song (even though it's about heartbreak) is awesome. It feels hopeful, which is a good thing to have in a song , especially right now. That said, the song feels more like an 80s rock tune a la the Cars or Huey Lewis than country. It has none of the current country recording elements or lyrical elements needed to pitch on Music Row in Nashville. Today's country is very pop and has specific lyric "cues" we use to tie it to an artists' "thing". This feels more like a song for you as a band/artist. Nothing wrong with that though! If you do want to write country, it's important to study the Billboard Top 30 in current country and see the type of language and production being used. I also want to see this chorus expand more, it feels like one line, and while that's hooky I kept excepting more out of it lyrically. Your mix isn't bad, but could use some fine tuning, and the vocal could use just a little "kiss" of autotune to make it smoother. Overall this song has a bar band vibe, which is great live but could use some wizardy on the recording to make it stand out in pitches. Overall it shows you can write a song well, but aren't up to current "sounds" in your approach. Making a choice to chase current sounds for pitching is up to you, anyone can do it, it takes a lot of practicing, writing and studying.

Quote From Pro: A feel-good heartbreak song that feels like a long-lost '80s bar band romp!

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