90 Days by KIN

Broadjam Artist: KINSong: 90 DaysBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)Pro General Comments: I really love the recording – it feels modern and comfortable all at once. Lovely chord choices, and a melody that is both familiar and emotional…

KIN

Broadjam Artist: KIN
Song: 90 Days

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)

Pro General Comments: I really love the recording - it feels modern and comfortable all at once. Lovely chord choices, and a melody that is both familiar and emotional. I am hopeful you are an artist as well, as the vocal performance is really strong. I hear hints of old school melodies like John Denver, but the way this is presented it could work for a song-lover like Tim McGraw or Kenny Chesney. Lovely guitar hook at the top and in the turn. My only concern with this song is the depth of the storyline. Sometimes this makes for a harder pitch in Nashville, where artists really want to connect with every word written, so unless somebody has experienced this story in their family, they may shy away. Overall, I think this is a great effort and is ready to be pitched and/or played for A&R and managers. The 90 days hook sticks with me and is written with enough repetition to drive the point home without feeling overbearing. It's a great mix of sadness and endurance, and an important reminder of the struggles faced by farmers every day across America.

Quote From Pro: A modern country ode to the struggle farmers face daily in America. Thoughtful and beautifully sung.

Try Love by John Aulabaugh

Broadjam Artist: John AulabaughSong: Try LoveBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)Pro General Comments: Hi John, I really enjoyed this listen overall. The song has elements that take me back to the ’60s (in a good way) and some parts tha…

John Aulabaugh

Broadjam Artist: John Aulabaugh
Song: Try Love

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)

Pro General Comments: Hi John, I really enjoyed this listen overall. The song has elements that take me back to the '60s (in a good way) and some parts that definitely have that Pacific Northwest post-Nirvana indie pop vibe. My main concern with the song is that the title and hook is a bit overdone. That said, I really could hear this working in tv and film sync where positive, broad topics like this can really fill out a scene. The recording quality is outstanding, as are your players. The mix has a few moments where the bass and guitar fight the vocals, and the backing vocals come in a little hot, but not enough to do a remix, just something to be aware of in the future. You've got a unique and cool vocal approach which I also think will stand out in film and tv sync opportunities. Melodically it's enjoyable, and a very nice marriage of melody and theme. My only weak point is the lyric, which is just a bit general for me.

Quote From Pro: A lovely mix of Laurel Canyon melodies and Pacific Northwest indie pop, sung with an open heart full of hope.

My Country Rolls, My Country Rocks by Hank Thomas

Broadjam Artist: Hank ThomasSong: My Country Rolls, My Country RocksBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)Pro General Comments: This is a really great hook, I very much like that it is not the predictable “my country rocks, my country rol…

Hank Thomas

Broadjam Artist: Hank Thomas
Song: My Country Rolls, My Country Rocks

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Elizabeth Elkins (Songwriter)

Pro General Comments: This is a really great hook, I very much like that it is not the predictable "my country rocks, my country rolls", somehow flipping the order makes it stand out even more. My main concern overall is that this is not a modern country song. This is a song I could hear being competitive in the late 80s through 2000, but feels outdated today. Unfortunately, it would not work for pitch to country radio artists because of this approach. Though the demo is well done, it too sounds outdated with the hand claps, general instrumentation and vocal approach. You may also want to consider a younger-sounding vocalist for the demo if your goal is a Music Row pitch. That said, there are a few artists that are still cutting songs from that era: Billy Ray, Tracy Lawrence, Toby Keith all come to mind. They do continue to look for songs and I could see this appealing to them potentially as is. If you are an artist yourself, I have a feeling this song will do very well in bars, and the crowd will raise a beer and sing along. That's the battle between old school country and modern country. It's up to you whether or not to chase a more modern radio sound. Artists like Chris Stapleton and Luke Combs are bringing it back, but the production on those artists is still more modern than this production.

Quote From Pro: Super cool country hook that you'll want to crank up while you're drinking beer and grilling in the backyard. Takes you back to the '90s when real country was king.

Time by Symetria

Broadjam Artist: SymetriaSong: TimeBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Robert Dellaposta (Writer, A&R, Publisher)Pro General Comments: This is a hard song to describe using the current check down list available. It’s aggressive but it’s more philosophical than agit…

Symetria

Broadjam Artist: Symetria
Song: Time

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Robert Dellaposta (Writer, A&R, Publisher)

Pro General Comments: This is a hard song to describe using the current check down list available. It's aggressive but it's more philosophical than agitated or angry. The song is about change and keeping dreams alive. It's a very positive and meaningful message. It reminds me a lot of AC/DC and Guns N' Roses. Strong guitar riffs and driving percussion. The vocal could have used a little more effect to make it more biting but that's subjective...the vocal got the song across...I really liked the contrast in the beginning. The song slowly builds and then explodes in double time...Anyone into hard rock either retro or contemporary would enjoy this song. The reason I chose dreams as the hook is because every verse and chorus mentions dreams.You are a talented guitarist and you showcased your talents in this song. You also displayed a good sense of arrangement. In my opinion the percussion could be turned up in the mix...it was drowned out slightly by the powerful guitar. There is room in this arrangement for more of a live drum feel but again that's subjective...This song gets a very high mark from me. I enjoyed listening to it. Good job and I would be surprised if this song isn't used in a TV show or as background in a movie. Pitch it

Quote From Pro: Symetria is a rock force to be reckoned with. Strong vocals and excellent driving guitar solos will keep you entertained and keep bringing you back for more. Symetria has one foot in retro rock and one foot in today's rock. Whichever you prefer you'll find it in Symetria.

GENARES by Bandsman

Broadjam Artist: BandsmanSong: GENARESBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Jason Miles (Producer, Keyboardist, Arranger)Pro General Comments: I very much Liked the song.It had a very catchy melodythat one can remember when the songs is over.I am wondering if this wa…

Bandsman

Broadjam Artist: Bandsman
Song: GENARES

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Jason Miles (Producer, Keyboardist, Arranger)

Pro General Comments: I very much Liked the song.It had a very catchy melodythat one can remember when the songs is over.I am wondering if this was done with live musicians or programmed drums and bass..That however doesn't matter if one is trying to place the song in a film or commercial..The quality of the song is what's important and that I rated 4 stars..The artist has a very nice feel to his guitar playing and definitely puts across the song with his style and precision..I thought the drums and bass were decent..Nothing special..but they worked in presenting this track..Overall A good presentation that gives you the idea of the song and the quality of the composition.The one thing that could have been added is perhaps some organ to give the track and song little more colors besides just the guitar

Quote From Pro: Genares is a very melodic very easy going swing jazz song.A very Fluid and catchy melody brings you into the song and the high quality of the guitar playing gives you an excellent listening experience from beginning to end..I like melodies I can remember when the song is finished

Out Of My Tree by Jason Montero

Broadjam Artist: Jason MonteroSong: Out Of My TreeBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Stuart Epps (Record Producer)Pro General Comments: great track . harks back to the best music . Very nice playing very nice singing ,. Instrumental is good . the drum sound could …

Jason Montero

Broadjam Artist: Jason Montero
Song: Out Of My Tree

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Stuart Epps (Record Producer)

Pro General Comments: great track . harks back to the best music . Very nice playing very nice singing ,. Instrumental is good . the drum sound could be better , i would add samples to the snare . Maybe a better overall mix could be done . I have to keep arting here as thats whats needed . I think this is a good track the band is good the vocals are good its well produced and has a good feel . Like i said the nix could be better , i could mix it better . It seems like i still have to write more . Wow . Okay is this a band ? Is it a solo artist ? Do you have more songs . I can mix them better . If you would like to get in touch i like this band . Okay im playing from the beginning as i have more to write , the intro could be halved but its ok . Verse 1 , great with the backing vocal . very nice organ playing . Great the way the heavy guitars come in , giving it a real lift . then theres a break , this could have some lead guitar . tongue like a razor verse , very nice lyrics . Maybe could have more keys here ., Its okay though as we have another big lift coming for the chorus . at 2.37 . for the solo . , Nice playing . could be a bit more exiting maybe . then last verse . 3.22 . This is the longest critique ive every done for a track . Very nice backing vocals at 3.40 . Last chorus . big end . all good ,. whew !!!

Quote From Pro: Great track harking back to when music was great

LET ME KNOW by MGB

Broadjam Artist: MGBSong: LET ME KNOWBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Chris Keaton (Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger)Pro General Comments: I didn’t want to like this song. At first, all I heard were well worn cliches and I kept thinking I’ve heard …

MGB

Broadjam Artist: MGB
Song: LET ME KNOW

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Chris Keaton (Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger)

Pro General Comments: I didn't want to like this song. At first, all I heard were well worn cliches and I kept thinking I've heard this all before, especially the line "when light turns to day." I thought I would puke.Then, it changed after the first verse. The cliches continued but the framework changed. The story began to come through the lyric. The pain. The honesty and the impending heartbreak or joy. Damn, I was hooked.Then the plaintive steel break before the bridge ripped my heart out.The bottom line here is that the instrumental track and the lyric support each other like two bundles of reeds. One cannot stand without the other. On that note, whoever arranged this song really knows what he/she is doing.Is the vocalist great? Not really but then again there are only four great singers on the planet. The rest of us just connect the best we can.On subsequent listens the song really comes to life.Sonically the track is top notch. The mix allows each instrument space and air to breathe and move. Bravo!

Quote From Pro: MGB writes from his heart like it really matters and to hell with everything else.

Come Sundown by Andre Kerek

Broadjam Artist: Andre KerekSong: Come SundownBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Cortez Farris (Producer and Engineer)Pro General Comments: Awesome song! The hook melody is very strong and memorable. The lyrics are simple and meaning full and sung with passion. So…

Andre Kerek

Broadjam Artist: Andre Kerek
Song: Come Sundown

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Cortez Farris (Producer and Engineer)

Pro General Comments: Awesome song! The hook melody is very strong and memorable. The lyrics are simple and meaning full and sung with passion. Some parts of the song are stronger than others- and the beginning seems to lead up to an anticipated level- but it almost seems slightly anti climatic.the chords are nice I really enjoy the background singing adds a nice touch and some depth. I feel this song has great potential and it maybe a matter of taking somethings in and out to give a highlight to some areas in the hook.The mix is OK. the overall mix could be fine tuned. It is very important to get your listeners attention right away and keep through out the songSo mix melody, and lyrics should be attention grabbers!Great work! Voice has a very clean tone and is nice to listen to- easy and soft to the ear.Reminds me of 90's or early 2000's r&b that everyone would enjoy to listen to.Thank you for submitting your song and it's been an honor to be given the opportunity to review.

Quote From Pro: This song has great potential to be picked up- great synchronization and marriage of all parts of the song. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to "Come Sundown". I hope to hear more from you, Andre!

Out Of My Tree by Jason Montero

Jason Montero

Broadjam Artist: Jason Montero
Song: Out Of My Tree

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

Pro General Comments: Strong lead vocals with emotions that come across as real and palpable. The lyrics are introspective, observational, philosophical and thoughtful. The arrangement has some unexpected qualities, like how the percussion-driven quiet verses pair nicely to the louder, more aggressive choruses. The female sounding background vocals are nice compliment to the strong lead singing. All in all the mix is strong. Most of the elements within the mix can be heard and identified. There are a couple moments in the chorus where the lead vocals get a little buried or too low in volume. “BUILDING
Quote From Pro: Jason Montero has got a real knack for crafting thoughtful, observational, philosophical lyrics that touch on universal themes. It’s refreshing to hear real ensemble musicians doing their thing well.

Jason Montero

Broadjam Artist: Jason Montero
Song: Out Of My Tree

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

Pro General Comments: Strong lead vocals with emotions that come across as real and palpable. The lyrics are introspective, observational, philosophical and thoughtful. The arrangement has some unexpected qualities, like how the percussion-driven quiet verses pair nicely to the louder, more aggressive choruses. The female sounding background vocals are nice compliment to the strong lead singing. All in all the mix is strong. Most of the elements within the mix can be heard and identified. There are a couple moments in the chorus where the lead vocals get a little buried or too low in volume. "BUILDING <(too low in volume) cages when I long to be free" "GIVING <(too low in volume) is easy. . salvation is hard." Raising the vocal volume in those moments and/or adding some light compression to even the chorus vocal volume could help. This is the kind of track with the super loud choruses and quiet verses. . where adding some ambience like reverb or delay to the chorus lead/harmony vocals could help add to the drama of both musical sections being so dramatically different. It could help make the chorus stand out even more. Just a production idea for you to consider. The vocal FX could be subtle or not so subtle. You would need to experiment to see what works best. I mostly hear 90s Alt. rock influences, which at this point fall under a classic rock category, so your style attributions are spot on. I really enjoyed the track. Best of luck! . . .and keep up the good work!

Quote From Pro: Jason Montero has got a real knack for crafting thoughtful, observational, philosophical lyrics that touch on universal themes. It's refreshing to hear real ensemble musicians doing their thing well.

Beautiful by Toby Klusmeyer

Broadjam Artist: Toby KlusmeyerSong: BeautifulBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Chris Keaton (Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger)Pro General Comments: This song is really wonderful. I was very attracted to the song from the first piano line at the int…

Toby Klusmeyer

Broadjam Artist: Toby Klusmeyer
Song: Beautiful

Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Chris Keaton (Music Publisher, Artist Manager, Song Plugger)

Pro General Comments: This song is really wonderful. I was very attracted to the song from the first piano line at the intro. The recording of the track is exceptional in its starkness. I appreciate the fact that you left space for the piano and vocal to breathe. The lead vocalist really connects with the lyric and delivers an emotional and honest performance. It's as if she is not reading but breathing the lyric. She feels it and the listener does, too.The piano and vocal work together and create a gorgeous song. Sometimes when I hear stark recordings such as this the piano and vocal compete for the listener's attention but not here. You have achieved a perfect balance here. I congratulate you!This song would work really well not only as an original release for a pop artist but also lends itself to placements in film or television. It conjures spectacular visual images. I particularly love the vocal interaction in the last part of the song. The vocalist sings some very creative ad libs without overhanging. Her range, timbre and pitch are exceptional. I also really like the spoken "kiss off" at the end.In my opinion, you should consider releasing the sing with this girl as the artist.I hope this helps.

Quote From Pro: This song would work really well not only as an original release for a pop artist but also lends itself to placements in film or television.