Broadjam Artist: Jon Omen
Song: Hearts Bleed Fire
Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Doug Diamond (Music Supervisor, Engineer, Producer, Composer )
Pro General Comments: Hi Jon -Thanks so much for letting me know about your tune, "Hearts Bleed Fire". In short, I love it! Really, excellent and super-cool tune. I don't have too many suggestions for you on this one because it seems to me you have a really good handle on songwriting, writing good/catchy hooks and lyrics, instrumentation, song structure, arrangement, performance, and production.When listening to your tune, it reminded me of a song I loved from the early 90's by a female rocker named Jane Child, sort of a one-hit-wonder, but I sure did love her song "Don't Want To Fall In Love". Have you heard it? It has this huge beat, great hook, and massive presence, just like your song.This song sounds like a hit to me. I could easily hear it on radio.As I said, there isn't a lot for me to suggest to you on this to make it "better" because it's already really, really good. I would say the main thing that I noticed is that I do feel your great vocals get lost just a little bit in the mix during the last chorus - more so than the earlier one(s). Have a look at that perhaps. If you can boost your overall vocal tracks just a bit to give the song even more of a lift near the end, I'd say 'go for it'. I struggle to hear what you're singing just a little in that area, but it's not bad it's more subtle than anything. Let me know what you think about doing that. It's even possible to raise the vocals just slightly in a stereo mix now. I have a new service called "Miracle Mix" that allows me to do just that. But if you still have all of your original tracks, you wouldn't need something like that.Instrumentally and production-wise, I really like Synthpop anyway, so this submission was right up my alley. I think this song has good energy and is certainly anthemic as you mention. Stadiums? Perhaps. In the right, perfect situation - why not.The only other thing that comes to mind is that 3:50 might be a little too long for some sync situations, so I would suggest that you also have an alternate version of this song that creatively removes anything that you could and still keep the impact of the song as close to the original as possible. Even just shaving off 30-seconds might be good for pitching purposes - at least for my clients. Pushing 4-minutes is a little much for some circumstances, believe it or not. Again, just an idea and keep your original as-is. Just have an alternate, shorter/condensed version for pitching to film/TV/games, etc.
Quote From Pro: "Hearts Bleed Fire" is an epic-sounding, high-energy song that could work perfectly in certain sync situations like Sports TV and Video Games. It's one of the best songs I've heard on Broadjam over the years. Period.
Broadjam Artist: Jon OmenSong: Hearts Bleed FireBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Doug Diamond (Music Supervisor, Engineer, Producer, Composer )Pro General Comments: Hi Jon -Thanks so much for letting me know about your tune, “Hearts Bleed Fire”. In short, I love…
Broadjam Artist: Jon Omen