Farewell My Angel by Andre Kerek

Broadjam Artist: Andre KerekSong: Farewell My AngelBroadjam Pro Reviewer: Diana Williamson (Songwriter, Music Supervisor)Pro General Comments: Please note: I don’t comment on quality of individual instrumentation as my expertise delves more into overal…

Andre Kerek

Broadjam Artist: Andre Kerek
Song: Farewell My Angel

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

Pro General Comments: Please note: I don't comment on quality of individual instrumentation as my expertise delves more into overall performance, marketing, melody, etc I like the atmosphere, vibe, feel, era you gave to this song. It is very fitting.I can picture Fred Astaire dancing to it across a ballroom. The title is descriptive and emotional, it pulls your listener in like it should.Your vocalist and arrangements are very classy. I like the fact you faded it at the end that is fitting too. It leaves a bit of mystery to the end of the story.You capture a melancholy which really paints a sombre romantic picture that I believe you are going for. The music flows, you are right on the button here- with your structure playing pretty seamlessly. The bridge flows perfectly, really good arrangements. I like how you pull us in with your lyric that paints a picture. "Closing the blind"- and "I still recall the name of your street"- those details are what makes a song unique and memorable. Everyone can relate to a lost love and where we met them even if it was decades ago. Right away you give us what is going on physically and emotionally which is good. "Going dancing" -another detail that puts you in a place in time as alas those good ole days of dancing are not so commonplace anymore. It also conjures up a certain innocence.The chorus is good but can't help but feel just another specific detail might bring it all together a bit more. If this woman haunts him so, why is he letting her go? This is a bit unclear. For eg- if you had a verse at the end, where you turned around and tried to contact her one day- perhaps awhile later, and you see her with someone else, then the song becomes one of "the one that got away." Where you are living with regret. Right now we have two conflicting stories. One you let her go and broke her heart, and two you have some regrets. It's a bit flippy floppy. It would be clearer to the listener if you picked one theme and stuck to it.This track should be able as another reviewer mentioned, to work as a replacement track for a film or TV show that is showcasing this era. You will be ahead of the "pack" as period music isn't always that easy to come by. I would keep your ears and eyes open for similar TV shows or films that are going on - that suit this era. In fact if it was five years ago, I produced a short film about 40's gangsters with a love story and this would have fit right in.You have a good handle on songwriting and showcasing your song with the proper jewels to adorn it. Good work and good luck!

Quote From Pro: Farewell my Angel would fit nicely into a 40's film or TV show looking for romantic songs.