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Music In You

Brent Baxter

April 11, 2017

Genre: Country

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I wrote this song with Jason Wilkes and Brad Watkins.


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Phillip Lemmonds

Hey Brent!  Congrats on the new venture… should be right up your alley.

For this song, I found the electric guitar distracting and it took away from the lyrics.  I think it would be better with an acoustic guitar.  The verses seem a little short to me also, or the chorus is a couple of lines too long… LOL!  It just seems out of balance.

April 21, 2017

Amber Lewis

I really like this song! I love the vocals and instrumentation, it has a modern sound that I think will be enjoyed by all kinds of age groups. I really like the electric guitar in this, I think it just plays too simple for too long, do some more or different strumming with the build in the song, but if this is just a demo makes sense that it is more a simple.

May 02, 2017

Jackson Lucas

Hey Brent, I like your song.

Works for me as a demo that shows a lot of promise with a good vocal and an interesting guitar part which is at times a bit high in the mix (which is also Philip’s point above, I guess) and needs support from other instruments for a more polished, dynamic performance.

On the other hand, it works perfectly well for me as a solo coffee house performance, so depending on the medium/environment and what you want to make of it, you have a variety of options to explore: further polish, a more dynamic guitar part, etc.

Am I anywhere near the ballpark in my assessment, or just wandering lost in a La La Land of my own? grin

Best,
Jack

May 02, 2017

Brent Baxter

Thanks for the feedback, ya’ll!

May 03, 2017

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Jackson Lucas

It actually sounded better to me on a second listen… it reminded me of a Jeff Buckley version of a famous LC song and the guitar sound of your song is so haunting, I could not get it out of my mind and tried to figure it out.

I still believe the guitar part is better a bit lower in the mix and I understand if you want to avoid the comparison above but, in my opinion, the battle between cliches and originality has already been won in country music, as far as the biz side is concerned…

May 03, 2017

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Phillip Lemmonds

Hey Brent!  Congrats on the new venture… should be right up your alley.

For this song, I found the electric guitar distracting and it took away from the lyrics.  I think it would be better with an acoustic guitar.  The verses seem a little short to me also, or the chorus is a couple of lines too long… LOL!  It just seems out of balance.

April 21, 2017

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Amber Lewis

I really like this song! I love the vocals and instrumentation, it has a modern sound that I think will be enjoyed by all kinds of age groups. I really like the electric guitar in this, I think it just plays too simple for too long, do some more or different strumming with the build in the song, but if this is just a demo makes sense that it is more a simple.

May 02, 2017

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Jackson Lucas

Hey Brent, I like your song.

Works for me as a demo that shows a lot of promise with a good vocal and an interesting guitar part which is at times a bit high in the mix (which is also Philip’s point above, I guess) and needs support from other instruments for a more polished, dynamic performance.

On the other hand, it works perfectly well for me as a solo coffee house performance, so depending on the medium/environment and what you want to make of it, you have a variety of options to explore: further polish, a more dynamic guitar part, etc.

Am I anywhere near the ballpark in my assessment, or just wandering lost in a La La Land of my own? grin

Best,
Jack

May 02, 2017

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Brent Baxter

Thanks for the feedback, ya’ll!

May 03, 2017

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Jackson Lucas

It actually sounded better to me on a second listen… it reminded me of a Jeff Buckley version of a famous LC song and the guitar sound of your song is so haunting, I could not get it out of my mind and tried to figure it out.

I still believe the guitar part is better a bit lower in the mix and I understand if you want to avoid the comparison above but, in my opinion, the battle between cliches and originality has already been won in country music, as far as the biz side is concerned…

May 03, 2017


(by Brent Baxter, Brad Watkins, Jason Wilkes)
  
You sit there so quietly... a resting note
Like an unstrung guitar or a truth untold
Afraid of what they’ll say... if you’re heard
Don't you know what you're worth?


CHORUS
There’s a melody, and you’re the only one who knows that song
But if you never sing it, we’ll never get to sing along
You’ve got a story hidden like a lyric buried deep
A little hard-earned wisdom that somebody out there needs
It’s beautiful, it’s powerful, it’s true
Maybe you don’t hear it, but I do... I do
There’s music in you

So open up your heart... like a dusty case
It matters more who you are than what they say
May not be in style... but it's your voice
Don't you know... God don't make noise

CHORUS

BRIDGE
You've got a story somebody out there needs

CHORUS

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