Collaborations is a project that has brought a diverse group of talented Indi Artists together to collaborate on an eclectic group of songs. We have taken a unique approach to songwriting in that each artist is given a high level generic structure and theme for a song and then asked to make it into something of their own. We have found that this approach allows the Artist to explore beyond where they may have gone on their own with a particular concept.
Collaborations is an ongoing project where numerous singer/songwriters and musicians with various styles come together to create multi-genre’ songs that span the range from current pop to retro-sounding compositions. In this approach the project is really never done. By taking this approach we allow the singer/songwriters the flexibility to participate at whatever level works for them without interfering with their own careers and schedules. This approach also gives Singer-Songwriter Collaborations the ability to attract the best artists with the wide variety of styles that is required to create a truly cross-Genre’ set of songs at the highest quality.
"Let me start by saying you have a great feel to your song. The vocals have good conviction in them, which keeps the flow moving nicely and keeps you into the song. You believe the singers. You have a very strong sense of song structure, it moves like it should throughout and holds your attention. The arrangements are effective and ebb and flow like they should. "
"Wow did this catch me by surprise. I was not expecting something that I was totally going to love the minute I heard it. Everything that I like about song form and songwriting is in this song. The chorus is great, the verses are really good and timely, and the performance is really good "
"The vocals and lyrics combine and create a strong collaboration and unique sound and tone to the melody. The raspiness, tone and power behind the female lead vocals is reminiscent of artists like Carole King, Toni Tennille and Carly Simon. The sound is powerful and commanding and really stands out like they demand to be heard and the harmonies come together and complement the song nicely. The song also has a strong powerful message about tolerance and acceptance. A song about accepting our differences and aiming for change and equality among all people, changing our views and outlook as a more tolerant, accepting and diverse society. The chorus probably says it best " We're running out of tomorrows to change things; we're running out of chances to try. And if we don't find a way to change things, we'll always ask why."
"I Wanna Know" a great pleasing balanced production with a strong hook line. The listener will want to hear "I Wanna Know" over and over again as the first taste leads the listener into the list of other "Collaborations" songs
The instrumentation is brilliantly varied and allows for a great amount of timbral variety throughout, whether it'd be the soft sweeping strings, jazzy brass moments, or wonderfully layered vocal harmonies, there's plenty of tonal and textural variety for audiences to sink their teeth into. Speaking of the vocals, they perfectly embody the folk-pop singing style and the inclusion of the backing vocal harmonies help both strengthen and heighten the impact of certain aspects of the lyrics, not only does this work a charm but the excellent vocal layering's help further expand on the tracks already vibrantly textured arrangement. Melodically, there are some marvelous touches peppered throughout the track, particularly the short yet impactful electric guitar flourishes that often engage in a game of call and response with the lead vocals, it's details such as this that help to keep the arrangement feeling continually fresh and free-flowing from start to finish and ensures audiences have plenty of musical variety to engage with.
This is the second Collaborations song I've reviewed. This seems to be a pop tune that young listeners with their first crushes would respond to favorably. From my personal experience & knowledge, the country genre is not where I would place this song at all which does not make it any less appealing. Choice of instrumentation (which includes the vocal instrument) is the main factoring difference between Dolly Parton's country original "I Will Always Love You" and the pop release of the same song by the late Whitney Houston. Without a country accent or other country musical factors "He Kissed Me" by Collaborations remains like a happy young listener's, wedding, general pop, 'bubble gum' type song with a strong hook of when "He kissed me".
Very Nice! I'll be singing the hook all afternoon - really. Excellent work getting the rhythm, harmony, melody and lyrics to all say the same thing musically. The performances are top-notch, musically sophisticated and very enjoyable. I'll have this in my iTunes mix for awhile. The singer has the perfect tone for this song - great choice with your vocalist! She's really good and brings great energy to the track. The electric guitar is perfect. Great tone, tasteful playing - enough chops to hang but not so much that I get annoyed. The electric guitar sits well in the mix and I enjoyed the solo section very much. I like the percussion track - very appropriate. Keys are great! Overall I really appreciate the level of musicianship on display - very cool.
I Want To Know by Collaborations is an instantly memorable song. With a heartfelt vocal and excellent feel of the track you find yourself playing this multiple times. In an age when there is so much clutter in the marketplace-I Want To Know after multiple listens makes you want to hear more music by Collaborations