What's good? David James Young here. Some people call me DJY. You can if you want to, as well. I write about music for a bunch of places. I really like doing it. I am a music critic, so please don't take it personally if I don't like your song. I'm just doing what's asked of me. Speaking of, if you'd like me to listen to and review your song then please email me: davidjamesyoungwrites@gmail.com. Be cool. Please. Photo by Ryan Kitching.
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Review by David James Young David James Young

19 Nov 2019

Super Reviewer
30

Really pleasant vocals, and the guitar work is delicate and well-crafted. I appreciate the efforts to push the song beyond your average coffee-shop variety, including the weird noises around the 3:45 mark (keyboard? pedal steel? I have no idea). My two key grips are I wish that it went further in terms of arrangement - even a hint of percussion to ground it properly - and I feel like it would h...

Really pleasant vocals, and the guitar work is delicate and well-crafted. I appreciate the efforts to push the song beyond your average coffee-shop variety, including the weird noises around the 3:45 mark (keyboard? pedal steel? I have no idea). My two key grips are I wish that it went further in terms of arrangement - even a hint of percussion to ground it properly - and I feel like it would have been much tighter around the 3.5-4 minute mark rather than 5. There's a lot of room for growth and improvement here, though, so I really do wish you all the best.

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Quivers

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Review by David James Young David James Young

19 Nov 2019

Super Reviewer
45

That Johnny Marr guitar jangle. That Grant McLennan lyric set. That Lucksmiths chorus. Sure, this is a musical mosaic, but it's also an entirely arresting work of art on its own accord. It hits with all the pensive, reflective joy of a bittersweet Sunday morning. It's not often you can honestly say "I wish I wrote this song," but a myriad of singer-songwriters will be servin...

That Johnny Marr guitar jangle. That Grant McLennan lyric set. That Lucksmiths chorus. Sure, this is a musical mosaic, but it's also an entirely arresting work of art on its own accord. It hits with all the pensive, reflective joy of a bittersweet Sunday morning. It's not often you can honestly say "I wish I wrote this song," but a myriad of singer-songwriters will be serving as the proverbial Spartacus on that front after hearing this.

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