Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Everyone Crazy by Bob Birthisel

Broadjam Artist: Bob BirthiselSong: Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Everyone CrazyBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Diana Williamson (Songwriter, Music Supervisor)Pro General Comments: Dear Bob: First off thank you so much for your comments, I’ve always felt the …

Bob Birthisel

Broadjam Artist: Bob Birthisel
Song: Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Everyone Crazy

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Diana Williamson (Songwriter, Music Supervisor)

Pro General Comments: Dear Bob: First off thank you so much for your comments, I've always felt the kindest thing is to be as honest as you can, as that is the only way you learn. I used to hate people saying something was good when it wasn't. I think that is cruel, it doesn't give a songwriter the ability to grow with this type of feedback. There is no shame in making mistakes. So again, thank you - I appreciate your note. And "Almost Canadian" eh? That is funny. Perhaps you are, as Canadians really like their comedy.As you probably know I don't comment on instrumentation, my forte is hook, melody, lyrics, marketing, etc.You have an interesting title to work with. It's almost country-ish, and for some reason, it feels like this song could also be arranged country and made to work if you were so inclined. I like your use of humour, it is not easy to put humour into a song and you pull this off with your description. You easily paint a picture with your choice of imaginative words. You use good examples. You are wise enough to know your market and to find a singer who can nail the genre you are going for. You really nailed the Katy Perry vibe - great work. Having an understanding of your market is key in this competitive world. You capture that fun, flippant tone that this world is often known for.The hook melodically works but might improve with just a little extra oomph. Perhaps just a slight arrangement adjustment of bells and whistles. It takes off, but it feels like it could take off just a little more to really make it ear candy. It works, but I can't help but feel just a little more attention to it, could really grab your listener. You want them to walk away singing it... When going for a Katy Perry sound, make sure if you didn't already, analyze the guitar tones and other arrangement tricks she uses, so all your sounds are as contemporary as hers are. These things can change so quickly from year to year.

Quote From Pro: If you need a fun Katy Perry-esque song, look no further.

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