Reviewer: Jeff Roberts
Positive Comments: There’s a lot that’s really working well here. Great guitar work that straddles modern Country and the jangly guitar Pop of the 80’s. This could be Kenny Rogers sitting in with REM–which maybe = The Jayhawks! Excellent beat and tempo choice–the song rolls right along, and the song architecture and arrangement are top notch. I love the lead break–that’s some really tasty guitar work. Smooth vocals with really tight following harmonies. I’ll be surprised if this isn’t Bobby Caputo. Nice work!!
Constructive Comments: The overall instrument production doesn’t have quite the umph it should–a bus compressor could make things spank a bit more. The drums have too much room mic and not enough close sound IMO–the snare in particular is a weak, brittle sound when it really should have a good thwack along with the kick. In your opening phrase the vocal is a bit tentative and maybe a little pitchy. This really a female vocalist song I think. The choice of ‘heart’ is difficult because it’s a great word and metaphor but diction wise it’s weak as a single, iterated refrain, due to the sound of the word itself.