¡Madam!

  • Submitted on time! Apr 26, 2020
Michelle Richards
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LYRICS:

Here I am

For a hard day’s work

Killing myself

In yesterday’s shirt

There you are with your layered hair

Yeah you’re talking at me

Like I’m not even there

Why yes, the manager’s in today

You’re lookin at her and she’s got something to say (shh)

Madam

No I can’t help you I’m afraid

Cause frankly I don’t like the look on your face

The world isn’t yours to claim

Madam

No I don’t care for you a bit

But I will stand aside and swallow my pride

And force it inside

While I kindly implore you to go suck a d***

I know that

The world ain’t fair

I learn it more

With every cold side-eye glare

Life is short

And love is few

So why spend your time

Writing nasty reviews

Why yes I understand you’re upset

But when you talk down to me, this is the best that you get


Looking for feedback on

Working on balancing the mix between a big dynamic track and a strong pop vocal

Discussion

  • 12 Comments
nurphgun April 30, 2020 5:50pm

This is a blast to listen to. What you’re doing is totally out of my wheelhouse so it’s hard to have feedback. Someone else mentioned wanting to hear it at a faster tempo, and I think I agree with that — it would add a little more bite to what’s already a super badass and sassy tune. Can’t wait to listen to more of your stuff!

alechutson April 27, 2020 5:25pm

Loved the produced drums on this track, really great feel to the song!

Sam Pearce April 27, 2020 12:31pm

Hi Michelle, my name’s Sam, and this is a ton of fun to listen to. I don’t really have mixing skills, myself, so I can’t say much there, but the groove feels just right. As someone who has a hard time branching out from writing love songs, I appreciate that your interlocutor is an a-hole customer. If you ever want live trumpet on the chorus (in the spirit of the synth horns I think I hear), I’d be down to put something down for your consideration!

ryan.mp3 April 27, 2020 12:03pm

Michelle! Stoked you’re here. Your mix is great. Agreed with the folks who are voting for a beefier vocal move in the verses. More presence or a double or even just a gain boost. Something there. All the performances and arrangement decisions are super strong, though. Well done. Also cheers to you for writing a song based on a meme. Love it.

Tengo April 27, 2020 11:17am

I love the instrumentation of this track, especially the percussion arrangement! I think your vocals could be a little more present even. Super cool song all around!

nick April 27, 2020 10:06am

I think these are great points. Your mixing skills seem *high* and everything is incredibly clear. A double (or more present one) in the verses could lend that extra bit of support. Love how big and bold this is while also having a huge dynamic range. Lots of rad percussion. Is that programmed, or sampled, or a mix of both? Cheers, Michelle!

nick April 27, 2020 10:07am

this was supposed to be a reply to Joe’s comment…

agasthya April 26, 2020 10:22pm

WOW! super fun beat!! Reminds me of Las Ketchup in the absolute best way.

froebusiness April 26, 2020 10:00pm

Boom. I think the vocals work really well when they are doubled or with harmonies, but at the beginning of both verses they sound a bit dry/lonely. I love the energy in the tune, and there is so much space even though there are a lot of things happening. Really nice.

nick April 27, 2020 10:07am

Joe, see my comment. Thank you.

froebusinessApril 27, 2020 2:35pm

Heard, chef. Thank you chef.

Z April 26, 2020 9:40pm

Great palindrome with inverted exclamation – what came first, the vibe or the title? Either way – perfect.

I don’t have feedback regarding mixes because I only mix brownie batter, but one thing I would say is this:

I really like the lyrics, rhythm is on point, I’m wondering what it would be like at a faster tempo. Might make it feel more like you’re just breezing through this “madam’s” bullshit. Faster tempo might emphasize the “Ain’t nobody got time for that” component.

Awesome work, looking forward to singing and dancing to this at the NCBC party, just make sure you change your shirt first.

Love,
-Z