Wonder Boy (alternate) by Randall Mark

Broadjam Artist: Randall MarkSong: Wonder Boy (alternate)Broadjam Pro Reviewer: David Arkenstone (Performer, Composer, Producer)Pro General Comments: Sweet, sweet song. Makes you feel happy, even with the ‘searching’ lyrics. The light hearted vocal sty…

Randall Mark

Broadjam Artist: Randall Mark
Song: Wonder Boy (alternate)

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
David Arkenstone (Performer, Composer, Producer)

Pro General Comments: Sweet, sweet song. Makes you feel happy, even with the 'searching' lyrics. The light hearted vocal style is very appealing. Also liked the flute melodies, it gives the break moments a nice buoyant feeling. And by the way, the lead vocal is so strong and convincing, I question whether the guy should be there at all? Might be superfluous. Don't want to hurt any feelings, but, just sayin'. It's from the girls POV, and maybe that's enough. Obviously, this is only my opinion! But you asked...Maybe bring in some light percussion at 2nd chorus.Liked the muted guitar propulsion at the intro, but then it seems to tack a backseat to the piano. Maybe experiment with the mix, and put that guitar on the right side, away from the piano.Maybe in the choruses find an additional element to make it special. Muted bass playing with the guitar, doubling the guitar strumming. Or bring a sparse, high piano in doing something fun.Piano is too strong is some places for me, it kind of grounds the song. I would experiment and radically change the mix around. Start with the vocal and guitar thumping. I wouldn't bring the piano until the first chorus.Overall, it's a catchy, sweet song, I could see it in a sync situation easily.I would also clean up some of the hiccups here and there in the timing of the vox and piano. And at :03 in the opening guitar needs tightening. Also not completely sold on that string sound in 2nd chorus. Sounds like a Mellotron?Sorry, for the late review, things have been quite crazy in the world!~David

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