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Who's Gonna Love Me - w/strangedream, rok41 & kevmikwa


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Sigmund

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A few months back, Nat (strangedream) sent me a link to a Fiona Apple song, which ultimately became the inspiration for this piece. I sent Nat a rough version with just piano and she came back with this amazing song, and when I heard it I immediately knew we had something special.

I was very fortunate to be able to put together the same group that did "Better Off Broken". They are:

Natalie Scibetta (strangedream) - she wrote and sang the lyrics, and did all the harmonies. She also gave me lots of invaluable feedback during the mixing process. Nat also provided the song art. Nat is an amazing songwriter!

Chris Flynn (rok41) - Chris played bass - not just bass, but a 5 string bass (because he knows I LOVE those low D's!), and a fretless bass for the awesome bridge solo. Chris also routinely gives me very good and honest feedback during the mixing process. Many thanks to you, my friend!

Mike Watkins (kevmikwa) - Mike did an excellent job taking my conceptual midi drum track and translating it into an incredibly solid live drum performance. Mike also contributed some feedback during the mix process. Well done, amigo!

This has been a great year for collabs and music here at macjams. I am so grateful for the support I have received from my fellow macjammers, and for the friendships I have forged along the way. On behalf of Nat, Chris, Mike and myself, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and listen. Please let us know what you think as well - feedback is always appreciated.

And, happy holidays! We hope you enjoy "Who's Gonna Love Me"!

Sig
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Lyrics
Who's Gonna Love Me
words and music copyright Sigmund's Strangedream c 2011
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Who's gonna love me
If you don't love me?
Who's gonna want me,
If you don't want me?
I'm your baby
You don't see me lately
Who's gonna love me?
Oh...

And after everything you saw
you don't have anything at all
to say to me
so go ahead and hang me
And after everything
I'm just a leper queen
to you, to you
so go ahead and hang me

Daddy had a heart pain
Ain't I enough to stay?
Gone in the morning
Mama will I bleed when I break?
Lord just look right through me
No one's talking to me
Who's gonna love me
If he don't love me?

CHORUS

And if I never knew you
I could look right through you
There's no time coming back through
Are we too cold to fake it?
Are we too young to make it?
If you need me say it
If you love me say it

CHORUS
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Uploaded: Dec 02, 2011 - 07:30:29 PM
Last Updated: Dec 02, 2011 - 07:30:29 PM Last Played: Sep 21, 2017 - 01:15:31 AM
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magnatone said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Who's Gonna Love Me
OH WOW WOW WOW!!! i'm DOOMED to listen to this endlessly for the next week or so, in lieu of eating, sleeping, and finishing my own song! This is FABULOUS you guys - congrats to each of you - I'm kinda speechless!
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Sigmund said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Karen!
Congratulations on being first. Thank you so much for stopping by to listen, and for your amazing support - we all really really appreciate it! But please, finish your song! I'm dying to hear it!
Thanks again
Sig
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egobandit said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Fiona
THis is inspired I tell ya Natalie really belts it out bringing the wonderful arrangement the love it needs. Powerfull song!
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Sigmund said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Hi Tim
Thanks for stopping by to listen. If you ask me, this is Nat's finest performance yet (that's just my opinion, and she has done some amazing stuff!). This was an incredible song to work on, with some very fine musicians and friends, and we all appreciate your very nice comments!
Sig
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magnatone said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
good god
natalie's voice is incredible
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Sigmund said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Absolutely
no argument there!
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alackbass said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Who's Gonna Love Me
Outstanding in every way! Great song! As good or better than any major label recording out there. Killer contributions by everyone involved. Great keys Sig and I love the little bass feature. I also love the clean bluesy guitar solos.
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Sigmund said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Hey Andrew
Glad to see you! Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. I don't have to tell YOU how great this group is to work with, and they were all amazing! Thank you so much for your support here!
Sig
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Llarion said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Mighty...
Oh man, this piece is like six miles deep... hip, hip, hip. Prototypical SIgmund production values, I bow to the amazing Chris Flynn, Mike's drums are just WAY deep into the pocket, they say just enough to be perfectly effective... Natalie's vocals are sublime.... Chris, your solo in the bridge is artful. HUGE home run, folks!!!
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Sigmund said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Hey there Phil
Haven't seen you around in a while - such a pleasure to have you stop by for a listen. I agree - Chris' solo is just incredible; Mike held down the rhythm just right, and Nat is just an awesome talent. I feel very fortunate to hang my hat with this group. Thank you so much for listening and commenting.
Sig
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rok41 said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Phil
Good seeing you on here, been awhile. Thanks so much for the nice compliment, it means a lot coming from a talented cat like you.
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Demeter7 said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Sounds
terrific. Thanks.
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Sigmund said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Hi Char
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment - we all very much appreciate it!
Sig
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Vic Holman said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
commercial ready
excellent collab. all involved did a great job.

i really like how the composition came together here, very well thought out and a good sense of drama...... that brief bass solo is killer
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Sigmund said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Hi Vic
We really do appreciate you stopping by. I was blown away the first time I heard Chris' solo, even expecting only the best from him! In fact everyone performed at the highest level for this piece - I am very fortunate to be a part of this community. Thank you for stopping by to listen and comment!
Sig
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rok41 said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
WGLM
Sig, enjoyed this one my friend! Great composition!....Nat, simply unreal how talented you are. Mikey, as always, enjoyed holding it down with you bro.
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Sigmund said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Chris
It simply wouldn't have been the same without you, my friend!
Sig
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Alannah said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
This is Fabulous .....
Sig .... I have heard how great you can make Nat and Dani sound (they sound great to begin with) ... but I love the way you are able to mix vocal tracks to bring out the magic .... I think I need some of that too ! This is fabulous ! Nat just shines on this ! Great songbed for her !
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Sigmund said 2152 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Hi Alannah
It is so nice to see you stop by to listen and comment. And, you are most kind. We appreciate your very nice comments! Thank you!
Sig
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carbon said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
professional
sound all around. this is so good.
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Sigmund said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Hi there
Thank you for stopping by to listen and comment on our work - we very much appreciate it!
Sig
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strangedream said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Geniusness...
Is that a word? Well, it certainly describes you, Sig. Another word: effortless. Or at least it seems that way. You possess an unnatural skill for dreaming and then doing...you seem to be able to extract your dreams from your mind and make them reality flawlessly. I wish you could extract my dreams and do the same...that is what we are working towards, I suppose. Mike and Chris: Thanks so much for being a part of this. The song feels warm and pulsing with its own unique heartbeat due to the hard work that everyone has put into this project. I had fun. Lets do it again, boys.
Skean said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Radio-ready
Pro stuff this should be playing on the radio at the top list. Amazing good folks…Cheers
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Sigmund said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Hi Kenta
It means a lot to all of us that you took the time to listen and comment - much appreciated! Thank you!
Sig
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Symphony101 said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Guys !
I will come back later for a more detailed comment. In the meantime, to answer the question : I'm gonna love you for sure !
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sigbro said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
A lot to like here!
Contemplative, moody feel. There are very interesting and memorable parts throughout the song that highlight your strong and complementary skills and styles. You should all be proud of another great song. It will fit well with Better Off Broken on your first album.
Sigmund said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Hey Bro
Thanks a lot for stopping by, listening, and for leaving such a nice comment. I am proud of this work, and of the performances of my bandmates on this as well - and I especially appreciate your honest insight - you know what I'm talking about!
Bro
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richard13 said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Amazing professional sound
Congratulations and bravo both. This is frikken amazing: musically, lyrically, vocally, and production-ally ;-)
Really, wonderful.
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Sigmund said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Hi Richard
Thank you for stopping by to listen and comment. Amazing is the word I keep coming back to, every time I think about the guys (and gals) I get to work with here at Macjams. I feel very fortunate indeed. Thanks again!
Sig
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tokai said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
The all stars
another stunning performance by you lot, I suppose theses will all end up on a c.d and in the shops. You are all pro's for sure, each could be a session musician.
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Sigmund said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Hey Steve
Thank you for your very kind and supportive comments. This may or may not end up on a cd, but it was a hell of a lot of fun to make! We very much appreciate your support!
Sig
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Symphony101 said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Genius is the word
Every single note, every single second of this song is so carefully tailored ! Among others, it's an arrangement beauty, I love the piano part VERY much (among others :-)).

Never change a winning team they say ... It must be true :-) Nathalie's, Chris', Mike's and your talents are proven and when this all blends, this fantastic song is the result. You're all geniuses on your respective area guys, and it's so cool you work so well together.

Please, keep on working for more songs ! You have me as our fan.


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Symphony101 said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
It's good that
I re-read my comments ! My sentence should read "You have me as YOUR fan" !

If I re-read it before posting, that would be a progress :-) Anyway, yes, I'm a fan.
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Sigmund said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Hi Yves
You are a great friend, and everyone in this project appreciates your presense and support here! Thank you so much for continually giving of yourself, not just for us, but for everyone here at mj. Thank you!
Sig
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Feter said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Love Me
WOw ...seriously this is a true remarkable project ..great band and Fiona did outstanding vocal work .the mix in my ears said it is so balanced and well placed ..there s a big amount of talents here the base the keys the drums absolutely show the best thing about MJ ..thanks a lot fir sharing !!
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Sigmund said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Hi Feter
Thank you so much for coming by to listen and comment, and for your continual support here at mj. On behalf of Nat, Chris and Mike, thank you very much - we so appreciate it!
Sig
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ShadowofNine said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Who's Gonna Love Me
Fabulous track, rock/pop beauty, special vocal and bak muse, Fab performances all around...
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Sigmund said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Hey Shad
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. We definitely appreciate your support here!
Sig
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awigze said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Convergence
Force of nature. Very beautifully written and conceived. All the elements upfront and present. Every part superbly placed without extraneous notes. This has really shaken my confidence as I had back to mixing my project. Thanks for that!
Really enjoyed !!!!
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Sigmund said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Hi Andy
Thank you for stopping by to listen and comment. Everyone in this project is very grateful for your support here. As far as the condifence thing goes, you are an extremely talented musician in your own right - I just put out the best I can, and I know that is exactly what you do too - you have nothing to be concerned about.

Thanks again for your comment - much appreciated!
Sig
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Sigmund said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
OOPS
I meant CONFIDENCE - lol I knew that looked funny - now I know why!
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awigze said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
he he
ya... thats what I meant condifence.
so I drove to the tobacconist to get some primo cigars this afternoon and did a voice activated call to my neighbor... instead Chris' number pops up.... I took it as a sign. ..... hmmmm, I wonder.
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crissew said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Cool
You guys and Nat are really making some jammin tunes. This is really pro sounding stuff. Excellent mix and great playing from all people involved. Nat's voice of course sounds awesome. Enjoyed it!
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Sigmund said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Hey Charles
Great to see you stopping by to have a listen. Everyone really stepped up to make this project special - I couldn't be happier with the results. Thank you for leaving such a cool comment - we all really appreciate it!
Sig
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gadzooks said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Who's Gonna Love Me
I like the piano and that wonderful bass progression at the start and when the drums come in and you get that sweet tone on that guitar. This whole tune is beautifully played and recorded. This is album quality stuff. Fantastic vocals. Chris! man I am really digging your bass playing. Thanks for the treat!
SG
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Sigmund said 2150 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Hi Stan
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. I truly feel fortunate to be able to play with these talented musicians, and Natalie's singing and writing just leave me breathless. We're glad you enjoyed our work - thanks!
Sig
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rok41 said 2149 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Thanks Stan
For the nice comment!
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Doug Somers said 2151 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Hot
This is the second top shelf collab I've heard today, and I am completely blown away with this piece. Vocals and musicianship all around are bang on, every nuance in just the right place, and production is first rate. Love it guys. This would tear up the charts on radio. Thanks for putting your hearts into this!

Doug
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Sigmund said 2150 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Hi Doug
Thank you for coming by to listen. The reason I continue to work with Chris, Mike and Nat is because they really do put their hearts into this work - it's as important to them as it is to me, and I think it makes for some amazing work. Thanks for recognizing that which is so meaningful for us all.
Sig
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michaeljayklein said 2150 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Excellent work....
You all work incredibly well together to combine for some very solid work here...it's not the kind of song I would normally listen to, but good musicianship comes in many shapes and colors. Thanks again, Michael
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Sigmund said 2150 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Hi Michael
Nice to see you stopping by for a listen. It is so cool that we have such a great community here that gives us the opportunity to experience new things - including music we may not listen to and enjoy otherwise. The band really appreciates you taking the time to listen and comment - thanks!
Sig
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Moviz said 2150 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Why
wouldn't this sound so good with the line up here Sig?.... just pro in every way..... stunningly good, regards M
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Sigmund said 2150 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Hey Maurice
Thank you for swinging by to have a listen. The band really appreciates the nice comment as well. Thanks!
Sig
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Henke said 2150 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
He,
Yeah... :-)

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Sigmund said 2150 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Henrik
Thanks for stopping by to listen, and to comment! We appreciate it!
Sig
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DWL said 2149 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Uber cool!
Just excellent!

Loved the instrumentation and the shifting textures. Fretless works really well.

Every performance is top notch.

Cheers

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Sigmund said 2148 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Hi Dick
Thanks, man, for stopping by to listen and comment. The band really appreciates it!
Sig
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neilh79 said 2149 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Whos gonna love me?
Just excellent, love the way the piano kinda dominates procedings but the bass and solos just add that sparkle. Well done great jobs

P.S I shall be cracking on with ours over the next week or 2!
Sigmund said 2148 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Hey Neil
Thanks for stopping by to have a listen - we really appreciate it! And I am looking forward to hearing our tune completed soon!
Sig
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mvh9591 said 2149 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Very Nice___
Everything is perfect Sig. The mix is excellent and dynamics are awesome. Great job to all.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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mvh9591 said 2149 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
BTW
That is one awesome guitar tone your getting.

: )
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Sigmund said 2148 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Hi Michael
As always, I (we) really appreciate you coming by to listen and to leave such a nice comment. We are pretty proud of this one - I sent you a pm about it - hope to hear back from you fairly soon, if you have the time. Thanks again for your support here - means a lot!
Sig
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speedonl said 2148 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Who's Gone Love Me
I'm hooked on this song allready, just listen to those musicians, wow!! No download unfortunately ..... Stunning guitars, tight bass, fresh and beautifull vocals, vey good work on the drums... Congrats!!
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Sigmund said 2148 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Hey There Jeff
Yes sir I got real lucky with this line up - they are all so incredibly good at what they do! We all really appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment - thanks!
Sig
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kassia said 2148 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
my two cents
Well, I absolutely LOVE the way this piece opens. The bass and drums are spot on with that great little syncopated piano riff. The vocals are awesome - my only critique is that they seem to be slightly heavy on the reverb compared to everything else in the song.

Sig, your string work in this is spectacular - may I suggest spreading them out in the panning a little bit? especially the higher strings. most listeners are going to be used to hearing those in their left ears, due to standard orchestral set-up. Regardless of *where* you put each section of strings, I think they could use a little more separation of panning to fill up the sound field. The balance on everything is just spectacular.

That big break into the piano solo and then guitar is just breathtaking. I'm going to say exactly the opposite of the vocals - maybe add a touch of reverb to the piano sample you are using.

The construction, structure, instrumentation, lyrics, etc. of the song are just beyond criticism. Perfect. You've got quite a band put together here.

Ah, the classic Sig ending. :) I love it (really I do!) except that final hit on the piano could have a little tail maybe? Adding reverb and/or pedal would help that. Just a slight overtone of sound to leave us with.

Anyway, Sig, this is fantastic, truly. When's the EP coming out? :D
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Sigmund said 2147 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
Wow Shay
Well thank you for such a richly detailed review. I always love hearing from you because you really know how to take your thoughts and put them so effectively into words. I know every member of this project drooled over every word. Thank you so much for your support, and for being such a good friend, Shay.
Sig
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dave_b said 2148 days ago (December 6th, 2011)
Who's Gonna Love Me
Radio ready! I love this tune, you guys just killed it. Meaningful lyrics sung with a ton of feeling, tasty bass and guitar, great production.
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Sigmund said 2147 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
Hi Dave
I don't know about radio ready, but definitely macjams ready! OK that was kinda silly - Dave, thank you so much for stopping by to listen and comment. Everyone in this project appreciates your support here!
Sig
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hackneybloke said 2147 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
who
hi sigmund et al.
perfect commercial rock pop tune. natalie sounds like the real deal as usual...although i wish she'd do more of 'her' and less of what she thinks she 'ought' to be sounding like.....because that 'commercial' sound is all about money yadda yadd. chris i love your bass as usual. the production on this is first rate.
sigmund i enjoyed the soloing because it was simple and sounded relaxed and effortless.
i was just going to say that this is the kind of tune i would expect to make it......and then i scrolled up and read that someone already did make it. shame.....i bet they didn't sound as good as this.
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Sigmund said 2146 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Hi Julian
Thanks Julian for coming to listen and comment. The "band" appreciates your support here! Everyone did a great job, and if you knew how much effort it really took to sound effortless, well...

Thanks again!
Sig
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abzwork said 2147 days ago (December 7th, 2011)
Who's Gonna Love...
A most excellent composition..exceptional flavas and craftsmanship...beautiful canvas for the vocals to glide upon..maja-flava..:)peace
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Sigmund said 2146 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Hi Erin
We really appreciate you stopping by to listen and comment. We are very happy you enjoyed our "flava" of the month! Thanks!
Sig
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TvRicky said 2146 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
This is amazing!
No need to comment this is to be felt..And I feel everything!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Sigmund said 2146 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Hello Ricky
Nice to see you stopping by to check out our new tune. On bahalf of the guys, and Nat, I thank you for your time, and for leaving such a cool comment. One of these days you need to explain what it means to be "SincerelyZipped" Thanks again!
Sig
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Bob Rodgers said 2146 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
A
great tune and a wonderful arrangement Sig, great vocals too, I do love Natalie's voice.
All the instruments sound so well balanced in the mix, lots of space between them and it still sounds nice and full, just how it should be.
Excellent bass guitar from Chris and the fretless in the bridge is superb.
I also love the drums, great sound and feel that you can only get with a real drummer.
Your guitars, playing and tone are the icing on the cake for me and there's so much I love about this song, the piano........everything!
Excellent collab and very much enjoyed.

Bob
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Sigmund said 2146 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Hey there Bob
Thrilled to see you stopping by for a listen. Personally, I think this is one of Nat's best performances. Same for Chris, and I say that every time I work with him. And Mike just knows how to put down the groove so well, he is always my first choice for drums. We are very happy you enjoyed our collab, and truly appreciate the time you gave in listening and commenting. Thank you!
Sig
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papag said 2146 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
This one has more
Yes...more mojo than can be measured on my "mojo-meter". This sounds so solid, like you guys worked on this together in the shed... another great collaboration!

Wish I could download.
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Sigmund said 2146 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Hey Papa G
Glad to see you stopping by to listen and comment. Perhaps, in the future, when you listen to our music you should bring a bigger "mojo-meter" lol! Seriously, we are thrilled you enjoyed our latest effort, and very much appreciate your time to listen and comment. Thank you!
Sig
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RobLeBanc said 2145 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Speechless
. . . .I am rendered absolutely speechless by the talent in this recording. I'm gonna listen a few more times and then probably sell all my equipment and maybe try watercolors or something. Jeeeeeesshhh!
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Sigmund said 2144 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Hi Rob
I want to thank you for stopping by to listen and comment - we all appreciate it very much. Please don't sell your equipment on our account - you will not be happy doing anything but music! I promise, and thanks again!
Sig
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Franciscus_Henri said 2145 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
who's gonna love me
anything I could say has been said.. AB FAB
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Sigmund said 2144 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Hi Franciscus
Just knowing you wanted to stop by to listen and comment is good enough for us - we really appreciate your time!
Sig
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strangedream said 2145 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Thanks so much
To everyone who has taken the time to listen to and comment on this song. I apologize for not saying much, but that is not really my style. Just know that I have been lurking every now and then, absorbing feedback and whatnot and that I appreciate the time it took every one of you to say something nice, or constructive or thoughtful on this page.

Nat
Sigmund said 2144 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Thank you
little lady - this song would not have been the same without you!
Sig
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RAVENS said 2143 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Awesomeness
First and foremost, Nat, your voice sounds fabulous. I like when you project power through it and emphasize certain words with a slight growl. Very nice touch, this is certainly my favorite vocal from you thus far. Awesome lyrics too!

Chris, that bass is killer! You always shine, man! Mike, drums are always so crucial in collabs like these and you certainly brought it, terrific playing.

Sig, what can I say? You're a beast when it comes to these projects. I'm sure it took an incredible amount of time & skill to mix and master this. Not to mention your guitar & piano playing, which sounds awesome.

You all have a very special music chemistry, keep going!

RAVEN ;-)
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Sigmund said 2142 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Hi Dani
I am sure I speak for everyone when I say how thrilled I am to see you hear, stopping by for a listen and comment. And thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful comment as well. Really very much appreciated! We all miss you!
Sig
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thoddi said 2141 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
ooooh sweet lord
This is a collab made in heaven. Fab composition, and very well performed. The strings sounds great in here and adds to the sexiness of the mood. Your productions are sooooo good Sigmund!

I'm always impressed with how Mike manages to do his drumtracks this dynamic and well adapted to the feel and groove of the tunes he takes part in. Coupled with the steady foundation that Chris delivers on bass, it's solid as a rock!

The topping with Nat's beautiful voice makes this complete.

Fantastic! Bravo!
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Sigmund said 2140 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
Hi Thor
It is GREAT to see you - thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. Mike, Chris and Nat were just such a pleasure to work with on this tune, and we are very happy you enjoyed it! Thanks again!
Sig
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Franciscus_Henri said 2140 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Who's gonna love me
Love every second of it. Just fabulous!
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Sigmund said 2140 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
Hi Franc
A second stop in - we really appreciate it - and we're glad you like our song!
Sig
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TobinMueller said 2139 days ago (December 15th, 2011)
Excellent sound
Thanks for alerting me to this truly fine track. I'll give a go at a critique.

First, the mix over my laptop speakers was perfect. I listened in headphones too, and great there too. Drums sound fabulous in headphones, although the extreme L-R of the cymbals could be centered a bit more (especially the right crash & bell). Bass also sounds great, as do the vocals. Warm and round and full. The bass solo at 2:40 is really good, and the guitar lead that follows thunks and tears, all leading to a really nice piano transition into a smooth Santana-eqsue solo, exquisitely performed and arranged.

The instrumentation and arrangement is well balance, has really nice detail variations in the transitions, giving it a story telling feel and flow. All the performances are really good. My only critiques would be re: The end is the main part I couldn't buy into. Sounded like a piano loop getting cut off. It could end with an unresolved chord, like Blue by Joni Mitchell, but just repeating the intro lacked imagination and seemed too much like a loop (especially in this day and age). Also, the synth strings sound really good as backing chords in the chorus, etc. But the initial intro high violin line seems a tad too synthetic during that first verse in which they play. But the cellos (?) in the right ear are fab! I like the percussive cello fall you do right before the vocals return. Consider more of that, something that creates the mood of agitation and violent loneliness, less melodic statement, adding middle range continuum in the violins to introduce the synth strings more subtly during that verse, then bring the higher violins in before the chorus, leaving the rest of the arrangement as is. (Then again, if you were using real strings, you cd leave even the first part as is.) I personally like all the instrumental breaks, but it's not normal radio play arranging. I guess it all depends on your audience. Makes for great story telling, tho.

The lyrics aren't my kind of thing, stylistically. I really like the sound of them, the rhythms and internal rhymes, etc. The first verse is solid, obvious, general but concise; but what follows is harder to follow, and altho this could lend itself to multiple poetic interpretation, to me they lack the kind of edged anger and flash of violent emotion that the excellent performances imply. I'd prefer specific imagery that compels, focuses, shows more blood, as it were, more unique suicidal swinging-from-the-rafters desperation. If this is a song about a girl whose father died early, whose mother left her emotionally alone, and whose God is giving her a cold shoulder, and she is truly wondering if anyone will ever love her enough to stay forever, and is pleading for someone to hang her (great line, by the way), then I feel as if there is something missing, a missing image, a missing concrete metaphor, a need for one crystal clear moment of devastating poignancy. But, then again, I might be completely wrong about this. Lyricists like Poe and Ani diFranco always surprise with something truly specific to pierce through and wound. In this song, the singer makes you cry, not the lyrics. I'd prefer both to do it. "Leper queen to you" just sounds too 14 year old, in my ears. (Even tho Jesus loved lepers.) But I know more about musical theatre lyrics than this genre, so take this with a grain of salt.

I truly love the sound of this track. I dig the epic sweep, the dramatic emotion, the range and power of the arrangement. Excellently sung. Really great job. Thank you again for urging me to listen.
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Sigmund said 2137 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Thank you Tobin
...for your most gracious and insightful comments, which are appreciated by all of us!
Sig
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2112 days ago (January 11th, 2012)
who's gonna love me
Hi Sig, the usual high standards of work. This is very accomplished stuff. great collection of sounds. wonderfull female vox. cool guitar action. great build of sounds and emotional movements. I'm really quite a fan of this stuff. great riffage. excellent production. great guitar tones. great arrangement. really enjoyed it. cheers graham
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Sigmund said 2110 days ago (January 13th, 2012)
Hey man!
Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment - and what a nice comment too! We all appreciate it so much!
Sig
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Slashh! said 2108 days ago (January 15th, 2012)
Pretty Fabulous All Around
This was already pretty amazing when you just jacked my head all up with that funky change-up at 2:53. I hate you guys for not letting me download this.
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tmcfate said 2081 days ago (February 11th, 2012)
great
mix of talent and dedication to the project. all the parts work! have any of you played this in real time?
thanks for the post
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finkeldink said 2062 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Sorry I'm very late
I got caught into life and had to put my music second for a while.

I'm glad that I came back to this one.

Sig- I love that sad guitar. Holy crap can you play that instrument.

I really love Nats vox on this song. She really tears it up. The vocals are spot on; one of the previous songs there was a touch of sibilance. Here it is perfect.

Chris rages on bass. Man I wish that I knew how to play like that. Envious!

Of course great drums.

Pro sounding performance and production. You guys should be proud of this one.
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paul f. page said 2061 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
So many...
...wonderful comments above. I, too, am mesmerized by this wonderful track. The orchestration/arrangement, playing performance, and that awesome vocal make this into an instant favorite. Though I don't write anything that sounds like this, I thoroughly enjoyed your musicianship, the mix, and every aspect of this marvelous collaboration of talent. Many thanks.
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psexnyc said 2026 days ago (April 6th, 2012)
Dang!! How Good Is This Song!!
Hands down, this is the dopest jam I heard all day! And I've been listening to radio and playing YouTube videos all day today. Nothing I heard, both new and familiar, can touch this collab. Too bad I can't download this to play on my iphone!! This song is awesome!
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Fire_Angel said 1654 days ago (April 13th, 2013)
You've done it again...
I come here after not being around much and the first thing I see is this! Fantastic singing as usual from Natalie, but for me the highlights this time are the bass and guitar, which are world class expressive performances. I disagree about this being Nat's best performance; I go on about this a lot because I think too many singers neglect it, but the enunciation isn't as good as some of her other songs. If I need to read the lyrics to find out what they are then the singer isn't giving me the message, and I had to do this for a few parts of this song. Don't blur the consonants, spit them out! Still the voice is incredible, the song is epic, the production is close to perfect and everybody involved performs brilliantly.
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