Mr. Robertson by Terry Blade

Broadjam Artist: Terry BladeSong: Mr. RobertsonBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Todd Herfindal (Songwriter, Musician, Producer, Engineer, Indie Record Label)Pro General Comments: Really nice soulfully delivered vocals, that help to punctuate some authentic, movi…

Terry Blade

Broadjam Artist: Terry Blade
Song: Mr. Robertson

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Todd Herfindal (Songwriter, Musician, Producer, Engineer, Indie Record Label)

Pro General Comments: Really nice soulfully delivered vocals, that help to punctuate some authentic, moving emotions. I love the subtle mix of an RnB influence in the melody and delivery. . .which is a nice juxtaposition against the otherwise folky vibe. What seems pretty clear in the song, is that the lyrics tell a clear story of what sounds like parental abandonment. With that having been said, the phrasing comes across as confident, self-aware with a sobered perspective. The end result is that while there is inherent sadness in the emotions, the song isn't weighted down by them. So the end result is that the listeners perceives strength, resolve in the owner of this story (the artist/singer). The overall dynamic of the song is driven by a single acoustic guitar, lead and background vocals. The structure resembles an intro-verse-chorus type of arrangement and works well to frame the three main sections. The bridge does a nice job of summing up the state of the protagonist's emotions after so many years of estrangement from what again, sounds like a parental figure.What I like here is that the lyrics come across as cathartic and very meaningful to the singer. With that said, there may be one area within the lyrics that could be troublesome for the purposes of film/tv pitches. This may or may not be meaningful to you, depending on your goals for the song. The lyrics are generally universal except for the "Mr. Robertson" lyrical payoff, which might come across as too specific for some film/tv contexts. For film/tv pitches, citations of specifics like names, places, or situational detail can sometimes be problematic for synchs. Something to keep in mind. The production is simple, solid, and potent. I would love to hear a more fully expanded production that manages to keep the vocals and all the emotions therein, was the main focus. A light acoustic ensemble sound with some tasteful light drums, piano, organ along with acoustic guitar and voice could be a good starting point for future expansion of productions. Thanks for letting me listen. I enjoyed it very much. Best of luck!

Quote From Pro: Really nice soulfully delivered vocals, that help to punctuate some authentic, moving emotions. I love the subtle mix of an RnB influence in the melody and delivery. . .which is a nice juxtaposition against the otherwise folky vibe.

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