Summer Nights

  • Jul 20, 2020
Brain Dig

Walking softly, barefoot on warm pavement

Michael waits ahead while sunlight fades

I watch sea birds sail through salt spray

While pavement turns to sand beneath my feet

Walking back now, the moon will light our way

I’ll remember how you came to me

Looking for feedback on

This song had a difficult birth. Does it work as a standalone piece?


nick September 1, 2020 8:11am

yo you should propose an assignment 😈

alechutson September 1, 2020 10:15am

i though i did, maybe i submitted it in the wrong place?

nurphgun July 24, 2020 12:05pm

This is beautifulllll. The synths and strings are so warm and subtle, and the little sonic moments at the beginning/end, too 👍 Agree with @@Ben – I love getting to hear so much piano-centric music coming from you on here.

nick July 23, 2020 9:57am

love the brevity of these piece. feels like one slow motion wave, salt spray and all. I think I need a touch more clarity in the vocal at the end, maybe just through the mix, but besides that, I love this one as is. Nice work.

Ben July 23, 2020 1:25pm

I agree: This is very slow motion and a really, really great listen. Really feels musically like the subject matter. Musical onomatopoeia? And that’s a good point, Nick, about the vocal clarity. Sometimes the vocals seems to dip below the line and get a little swallowed.

Are those subtle vocal doubles I hear at certain times? Very low in the mix? I love them. Like at 0:12.

All your Neon Chef songs have been VERY cinematic so far. Is that what happens when you produce songs that are primarily Piano+Vox? I’m GOOD with that.

I love listening to your stuff on NCBC because, as a fan of your music for over a decade now, I feel like I’m noticing big differences in the flow and space and feel of your compositions/performances based on the instrumentation – You’re very different piano+vox VS guitar+vox VS full rock band set up.

Ryan July 20, 2020 9:37pm

Man, when your voice swells up at 0:30. Yes. This gives me strong Jon Brion and Sufjan vibes and I’m all about it. This feels like warm, warm sunlight. I want more!