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Old 09-06-2017, 09:30 AM   #286
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They made a concerted effort to get radio stations on board with their new album and then gave them this to work with?
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I love the verses, love the melody. Not sure about the jump to the chorus, the Kygo version is much better giving emphasis to the chorus. From what i heard on the beach clip and the Kygo remix i tought it would be more direct, even catchier.
One curious thing, The Blackout sunds better than before after hearing this.
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Sorry, as you can tell English is not my first language - I meant 'play on words', not pun.

Regardless, you are all saying that it lacks a preposition - is it not the definition of prescriptivism to judge other people's language for not living up to 'the rules'? Unlike me, English is Bono's first language, let him vend the rules and bit and a have 'happen' be a transitive verb:

'The other day, it happened me that...' etc.

I don't know, all I'm saying is that calling the lyric 'shit' based on the missing proposition is a weak argument IMO
As someone who's run into this situation before while writing songs...

A lot of the times, you have a nice melody in your head and are coming up with words that go along with it. Then you run into a situation where you have the right words or phrase for a line, but it's one or two syllables too long. It frustrates you, but you see if you can fit something similar into it without losing the effect. If that doesn't work, then you either adjust the melody line (which might throw things off) or see if you can shorten the line another way. A lot of times, it might be the later "play on words", and then you look at it and sing and think "Hey, not bad!"

I suspect that's what happened here.
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They made a concerted effort to get radio stations on board with their new album and then gave them this to work with?
Well, it is G-D-A-Bm in the choruses, which would help for radio-friendliness and match stuff like Lady Gaga's Alejandro or Pink's Try. I imagine it could get some attention on Hot AC or Modern AC minimum if they put promo behind it.
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I'm a fan of the big U2 chorus, and this has it
Does it? To me, it seems like it *could* have, but they pissed it away. The chorus seems to get quieter.
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As someone who's run into this situation before while writing songs...

A lot of the times, you have a nice melody in your head and are coming up with words that go along with it. Then you run into a situation where you have the right words or phrase for a line, but it's one or two syllables too long. It frustrates you, but you see if you can fit something similar into it with losing the effect. If that doesn't work, then you either adjust the melody line (which might throw things off) or see if you can shorten the line another way. A lot of times, it might be the later "play on words", and then you look at it and sing and think "Hey, not bad!"

I suspect that's what happened here.
Yeah I was thinking the same initially, but after hearing the lines used in that spot during the later choruses, he could have easily squeezed a "to" in there without effecting the melody that much.
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As someone who's run into this situation before while writing songs...

A lot of the times, you have a nice melody in your head and are coming up with words that go along with it. Then you run into a situation where you have the right words or phrase for a line, but it's one or two syllables too long. It frustrates you, but you see if you can fit something similar into it with losing the effect. If that doesn't work, then you either adjust the melody line (which might throw things off) or see if you can shorten the line another way. A lot of times, it might be the later "play on words", and then you look at it and sing and think "Hey, not bad!"

I suspect that's what happened here.
100% agree on this, as a fellow songwriter.
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Does it? To me, it seems like it *could* have, but they pissed it away. The chorus seems to get quieter.
Agreed. This isn't a big chorus It's a sleepy boring chorus that drags on far too long and is really repetitive. The chorus is by far the worst part in my opinion and to be honest completely ruins the song. The verses are fine I actually like them but the chorus is just horrible. Reminds me of something I'd hear on a children's after school special of something.
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Have only seen one Swedish review for it yet, but the reviewer loved it (4/5). He thinks they sound energized and that the simple message of love is oddly relevant today. And you know, missteps aside, I do think it's a more energized sound they have right now (whether it's Blackout or this song) than they've had for a long time. It's good news overall, even if I think this song missed the opportunity to be a lot better than it is.
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Well, it's not the song I was expecting. And perhaps that's our problem with it. We've been listening to the Kygo mix for so long now. Something tells me that if we had never heard that, the reactions today would be a bit different.

With that said, I'm not loving it. The Blackout was the song for the hardcore fans. This is a song for the masses. Unfortunately, I doubt it's good enough to reach them.
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Does it? To me, it seems like it *could* have, but they pissed it away. The chorus seems to get quieter.

It does.

I've been singing it for a year, and I think it does have it. I've only listened twice tho.

I actually think this song is best enjoyed in the Kygo form -- that's where the pop joy comes out, and where this material would be best served.
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Anyone listened to the Sci-Fi Soul Mix posted a few pages yet?
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Was anyone able to snag a recording of the alternate mix (the Sci Fi Soul mix)? I saw tweets about it but by the time I got to the site to stream it, it wasn't available any longer.

If someone got it, send it my way: spenceast@gmail.com?
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The sci fi soul mix is pretty cool.
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Had this just been song 7 or 8 on the album and not a single let alone first single it'd be fine. It just baffles me how they sit around in a room and think THIS was the song to go with outta the gate.
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