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SouthlandOne (Feel)

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echoroom

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Life has been pretty hectic, as I try and find a house in Kenya, but I finally managed to finish this track.
Inspired by the soundtrack to Southland Tales (but nothing to do with the movie), this has been kicking around my mac for ages. Finally, the very talented Stefan and Andre from the German group Barrenland helped me with this, adding acoustic guitar and swirling chunks of e-bow, which made me re-think the whole song. Thanks guys.
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Lyrics
Locked out
A bum amongst the city.
Left here
Feeling pretty shitty.
Like the hunter that got captured by the game;
Dont always love you
I miss you all the same.
Left here
A lighthouse keeper sleeping.
Cursed by
That sailors salty breathing.
Life wins
When I'm watching from the sides
I'd love you
But I'm just too fuckin' tired.


But if next Friday we stay up all night, up all night
Like when we first met and we stayed up all night, up all night

Feel.
How am I supposed to feel?

Left here
Words they're just not flowing
Strumming
The secret chord of Lenny Cohen.
I light up
A danger to myself
I get straight
then rebel against myself.
So stay clam
Turbulence is normal.
Sit down
And regulate the hormones.
Sometimes
When I'm howling at the reins
Don't always miss you
But I love you all the same.

Feel.
How am I supposed to feel?

But if next Friday we stay up all night, up all night
Like when we first met and we stayed up all night, up all night.

Song Stats
Hits: 4658
Comments: 59
Fans: 47
Plays: 264
Downloads: 131

Uploaded: Apr 12, 2009 - 12:41:56 AM
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2009 - 12:41:56 AM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 12:29:06 PM
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Hardware:
Andres' guitars and violin bow, Shure mic, Keystation keyboard
Software:
Logic Pro8
Comments
Vic Holman said 3171 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
amazing
this is excellent Steve.

I love the peaks and valleys on this. The guitars give a nice added touch with the keyboards. This song is very textural.

vocals are, as always excellent. this song is HUUUGE in delivery and mix.
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echoroom said 3170 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
hey
glad you like my peaks and valleys Vic! I love your curves.
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Calchas said 3163 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
ha!
Get a room you two!
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mvh9591 said 3171 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Nice____

Sounds as good as anything I hear on the radio. Nice mix and vocal performance.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Feter said 3171 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
SouthlandOne
This is Cool ...loved the bass ...the guitar indeed a very moving track here !
but most I like your vocal .so glad you share this with us ...definitely a
very powerful pop song ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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echoroom said 3170 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Yeah
Actually the bass was rewritten from the original at stefans suggestion - good call
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racerat said 3171 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Balls!
Yeah dude! Good job. Sorry I sat on this for so long. But in a way I'm glad I did, I was kinda at a loss about what to do, so I'm glad it got taken over by more capable hands. This has really taken on a stronger authoritative sound than the original. I like the acoustic and bowing, also dig the delayed vocals. The bridge is totally new and really all out! I love it when you cut those chains that bind you and really belt it out with those golden vocal chords of yours. This really stings.
Philip
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echoroom said 3170 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Changes
Yeah, this lost and found its way. i always found I dont know what asong will sound like until the mixing stage, up til then its all up in the air. The bridge was a last minute, inspired by U2 addition.
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tokai said 3171 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Hi Steve
great voice with interesting lyrics. The layering of your voice works very well. Production quality is polished, top tune.
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aclarke said 3171 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
I was going to say "Amazing"
But then saw that Vic already used that superlative.

Steve- this is eff'ing fantastic! Andres contributions really enhance the song nicely.. this sounds so damn good.
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echoroom said 3170 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Too generous!
Thanks adam!
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magnatone said 3171 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Southland
i'm going to refrain from saying "amazing" - um, so your music is always so top notch! keyboard sounds great, and the guitar work in here is amazing! no, wait, well yeah, sorry - it's AMAZING! these are very cool lyrics and vocals. why aren't you famous? great work guys!
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echoroom said 3170 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Keys
Any compliment from you, Karen, about keyboards, is high praise indeed! But you can play - I programme!
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bud said 3171 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Great lyrics!
Then there's that little thing about the fantastic vocals and production. Man Steve - this is such a good solid tune - well worth waiting for. Your collaborators did a really fine job on this as well. I can't believe this is here for us - free for the taking. What a great gift.
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echoroom said 3170 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Actually...
... its 56 cents, I took it straight from your bank account!
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cjdaley said 3171 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
satisfied
with echoroom. Glad this went through quality control.
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echoroom said 3170 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Hah!
Yeah, i thought that was funny too - thanks JC!
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yrp said 3171 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Very
good.
Just like "Give in To Love" this song owes nothng to the best mainstream rock that plays currently.I will go further and say that this is what I would like U2 to sound.
They would be one of my favĀ“s.
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echoroom said 3170 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Good call
I was influenced at the end of writing this by U2s new album, and the Manics 'if you tolerate this, your children will be next'
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dajama said 3171 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Excellent
This is another wonderful vocal performance from you, and a really great song. Love the effect on the vocals, and the harmonies over the chorus are very effective. Love how the contribution of your collaborators helped you realize the song; the beauty of collaboration. Not sure how you had imagined this sounding before their input, but this sounds just like it was destined to be this way! Great lyrics, nicely crafted with depth and complexity, with inch perfect lines all over the place. Outstanding stuff. Kudos to you and Stefan and ANdre. Very cool. Nicely done. Peace.
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echoroom said 3170 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Too kind David
Actually, i was gonna redo the vocal, as its flat in a couple of lines, but... couldnt be arsed. i originally sung this quite differently (sorta whiny, fragile, arcade fire) but it just didnt fell like me. Lyrically, this is about, i guess, a relationship hitting a rocky patch (hence the bridge lyric).. the hormones were mine ...
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Bowman said 3171 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
There's
banquet of riches from just about everything you post Steve.
You always seem to tap a deep vein of lyric and musical expression and it fills a hunger I have every once in a while for a great new song.
I really like this. A LOT!
Best,
Charlie


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echoroom said 3170 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
wow
Kind words - thanks for your support, Charlie!
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DarkPlanet said 3171 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Hey Stevo
Hows Things, really dig the song, love the space between the guitar notes and the vocals are on target as usual. So I guess more posts once the house & internet are established?
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echoroom said 3170 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Hey Tom
I've got 2 songs to do for others, then another 2 of my own in the pipeline... but the weathers so good in Kenya, i dont wanna stay indoors. Hope all is ok with you - let me know if/ when you post in the future ...
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egobandit said 3170 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Epic!
I know when I hear an Echoroom song its going to be just what I needed, You dont dissapoint. The mix and everything is just perfect! A hit in my mind! Greatness!
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lengold said 3170 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
From the very
first second - this establishes itself as sheer top quality. You really should have made it big time - no justice in this world. The mix sounds as good (if not better) as anything commercially available. Great to hear you flexing your fantastic vocal muscles. Your friends contributions are really superb too.
I will be listening to this many, many times. Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
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echoroom said 3169 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Flex!
Hi Len - I usually hate m mixes, but I left this song about 2 wek before posting it here, which helped me tweak it. Usually the bass and bass drum I find hrad to mix, but i'm quite happy with this. Sorry i keep missing the drinks rendevous - hopefully meet up one day!
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Ed Hannifin said 3170 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
I love the guitar textures on this...
Surprisingly for such a rocking song, the acoustic guitar is really key to the sound, plus the other guitar's peaking and tweakin' 'round the edges...

...and I continue to love your vocals...

Great lyrics... 'the secret chord of Lenny Cohen' had me chuckling in the middle of a pretty 'down' song... I really liked, in all its plain simplicity, 'Don't always love you/I miss you all the same'....

Yet another of your tunes that oughta be blasting out of radios all across the world this summer. Look into that, will ya?

Ed

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echoroom said 3169 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Geetar
I've never mixed a live acoustic, so this was a challenge. There's a rock guitar that comes in at the end (right side pan), which is just the same acoustic put through the 'sex change' guitar sound in Logic. I pulled down the ebow at the end, as it kinda muddied it. Its actually a very open and honest lyric... and i was kinda feeling sorry for myself!
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evolvweb said 3170 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
You2
Steve,

This one sounds more like old school you mixed with that African flavor in the rhythm and is reminiscent of early U2. I really dig this. I was worried you were going to go off into the hair band stuff for a while with your last hard rock song but you have brought it all together very nicely.

My wife and I are big fans and can't wait for you to sign a big record deal (not for the money but to let the world hear your amazing gift!).

Best wishes my friend,
Tobin
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echoroom said 3169 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Hair band
I havent gtot the hair anymore! But i am working on another of racerats ol gems, Demon gun, which will be another loud, wild rockin track! I totally get the U2 thing - I was listening a lot to 'No line' when i mixed this, and the influence seeped in.

Wow, lots of comments and no sign of Bowie yet!
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Mcboy said 3169 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
most excellent
top notch singing as always.....lyrics that makes one ponder....witty...emotive stuff my man....!
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echoroom said 3169 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Ponder away buddy!
Cheers MB
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dolby said 3169 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Okay...
...so this sounds like if Bowie was singing on No Line On The Horizon :)))

Not really, it sounds like Echoroom - which is probably better!

Yep, the ending "ooh hoo" bits are very U2, which at the moment is a pretty good and big compliment as they are on top form I think. Whatever, this is a stellar production job. And it's a good song!

Hope you manage to keep making and uploading music despite the Kenyan kaos -
Best -
Phil
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echoroom said 3169 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Bloody Bowie!
Hah - cheers Phil. Yeah, the oohs are VERY U2. Actually, I find this track Kinda Radioheadish... dunno why ...
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lavalamp said 3169 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Boy oh boy
What a track Steve! Worth the wait. Whatever you did concerning production, it was sweet. Sweet as your voice.

Outstanding lyrics.

Boy oh boy,

Dave
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echoroom said 3169 days ago (April 14th, 2009)
Hey dave...
... the production is just trial, error, and a lot of patience and messing around!

Nice to hear from ya - see you on FB!
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tempie said 3168 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
lighthouse keeper sleeping
this has a cool Tim Booth vibe. love the slow down bridge to the chorus. great lyrics too dude.
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echoroom said 3167 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Thanks
Nice comments - I'm a big fan of Tim booth, so take that as a big compliment!
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kassia said 3168 days ago (April 15th, 2009)
i know it's going to be a good day
when i have a new echoroom tune to listen to. this is excellent, as always. love your vocals. this has an older U2 feel to me but also very much your own. very cool lyrics - you have a way with those words. great stuff!
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echoroom said 3167 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Well...
... I just listened to your new tune and was transported! Actually, i dl'd it, trying to figure out what to sing over it without ruining it ...
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kassia said 3167 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
oh man
that would be SO cool!
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davisamerica said 3167 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
steve ...
Whot a great track!! Man you can belt a tune and turn a lyric ... no nits just a grateful download! Thanks indeed man!
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echoroom said 3166 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
What a compliment
Thanks guys - always admire your work, so I appreciate you tuning in...
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3167 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Oh man...
... you've hit the motherlode here. What a great song, it *feels* like a big soaring 80's A-Ha kinda thing but has more depth and edge. The "Feel...." segment is really well put together and the guitars shimmering away are just to die for.
Great vocal performance and some really well chosen lyrics - the secret chord of Lenny Cohen indeed!
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echoroom said 3166 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
A-ha
.... Alan partridge moment. Thanks Paddy - you're too kind. i get the A-ha thing - I loved the second album!
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Trillian said 3167 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Always enjoy your lyrics
It's a glimpse into brief images a life, like reading an entire novel in the span of a song.
echoroom said 3166 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
A life...
... thanks... this song captures a certain time for me.... better than a picture!
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Sigmund said 3166 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
feel
very nice all around - I particularly like your lyrics and vocal performance - the chorus is unique and interesting. I wonder if David Bowie is one of your early influences...

Thank you for sharing this
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Calchas said 3163 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
The man is back!
Awesome return effort Steve. You have one of the best male voices at MJ. It's always a treat to listen to you.

Nice arrangement and mix bro. Three thumbs up!

Be well!
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Willywagga said 3162 days ago (April 21st, 2009)
Lovely
Wow very clean sound Steve, great voice as usual, tut tut so MANY expletives, but wow when than chorus rolls in I feel all saintly again. Lyrics are very strong and confident. Everything about this is top bloody shelf man take a big bow.
How could I not mention Mr Jones, it's just the intonation and it works great for me.
Oh and it beats the pants off anything I heard on 'No Line...'



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Char said 3160 days ago (April 23rd, 2009)
Absolutely
genius lyrics. "Don't always miss you
But I love you all the same".
Love your whole, varied track.
The oh-oh-oh is to die for. ROCK STAR! It is dynamite. Thanks.
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NickFury said 3129 days ago (May 24th, 2009)
Great
Wow, you and Phil are my Fav. MJ'ers , I only have to listen to you guys to know Where to aim. This has great vocal layers, and as always, top notch guitar work. Nicely done!
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Drew Kopr said 3114 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
good god man
This is just unbelievable. I can't believe it. Its too damn good. Its perfect!!
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timothy devine said 3091 days ago (July 1st, 2009)
what a cool tune
up all night
man you put such cool stuff together
I love u'r vox man
and the dynamics are real nice
love the vocal approach and all the playing and arranging is real fine
tim
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ted23 said 2908 days ago (December 31st, 2009)
woah
this is great and just exploded into another level of greatness during that chorus (i start my comments as the tune is playing)....:)

A cracking tune your voice is familiar and excellent during the verses and really excels during the chorus and bridgy bit. One of the best!
alackbass said 2083 days ago (April 4th, 2012)
SouthlandOne
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