Re: SDC JULY_War and Trees
Typing as I listen, it is a very different approach vocally. I quite like the slow build of vocals. I'm not used to the first verse being the sole deep vocal. I liked it with the little delay, as dry it would sound a little too strange with the ambient synth. I like how you eq-ed the synth while the "so cold" section took over! Very nice. I would, however, say that the vocals there are way too low and I could barely make them out. In contrast, that kick is pretty up front. Is it too loud? Possibly not. I think if the vocals came up on the whole (especially in the 'so cold' section) it would be fine. On second listen, there are parts where the kick really does stand out, mainly in the synth solo.
Strings sound nice and balanced very well. They work really well with those harmony vocals to create a cool wall sound!! Love it.Your last chorus of your mix is the best part, it really comes together, drives and makes you want to move and sing. Love the ending too! To me, sonically spot on, just a few balances with the vocals and kick. Good work, welcome to the competition and I look forward to checking out your next mix!
Rules do not belong in music. Like food, there are flavours that work well together, but in the end, it's each person's taste that determines the quality of the meal.