If you ever feel upset, think about all the best things in life that make it grand like mmmmmm watermelon. mmmmm watermelon. If you ever need to vent. Ill be there to listen. I hope you know how great you are. because through it all you have come so far. Your such an inspiration. Such an inspiration.
Sick Sense - Back Towards Me
Instrumental composed by Jimmy Bates
Lyrics and vocals by Carson Kivari, Dave Smith, and Aloma Steele
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Jimmy Bates
This is a song my hip hop group Sick Sense made in December 2010/January 2011. This is a very important song to me and one I am very proud of, considering this is an emotional song that I put a lot of work into. This song is very piano based, piano being a strong area of comfort for me as I have a classical piano background, but you'll also hear my tendency to use a lot of synths that really affect the atmosphere. If you notice at around 1:05, there is a high synth that pitch bends which sounds almost like a cry, and it really gives an emotional twist to the singing it backs up.
I also really focused on a strong 4 bar drum beat that can loop the whole song without getting stale. I did this by having a lot of different drum samples in that really string together so that it makes sense. You'll hear for instance, a snare roll, a clap on every fourth snare that has a lot of reverb on it, and diverse use of toms. During the breaks, I put distortion on the drums and have a HPF that rises up for 2 bars until the chorus hits.
To this day, one of my favourite songs that I've produced.
First single from Raw Poetic's 'Charlie Browns Parents'