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  • Anyone want to hear my daughter's new song?

    Here's the story:

    My oldest step-daughter, Samantha Latino, is a musician / songwriter and does a ton of "hook singing" on Latin Rap and Hip Hop records - many of which have charted / done very well. Her personal musical tastes range all over the map, and she's got me recording her solo album - a lot of which will be R&B / Rap; which I don't do a lot of. This song isn't rap or R&B though... I'm not quite sure how I'd categorize it.

    Anyway, she's a huge "Twilight" fan, and has read all the books, and seen all the movies, and she wrote this song based on what happens to Bella in the last book. I know I know... I've managed to only have to sit through the first one... it actually wasn't all that bad... for a vampire chick flick.

    Anyway, this is the song. Probably close to the "final mix", but only a "quickie" mastering job....

    http://frothymusic.com/bellasplea.html

    I used a ton of effects on this. It's pushing 100 tracks / voices in Pro Tools. All the vocals (except for two or three tracks I did) are Sam, all the instruments / arrangement / recording / production are me. Hope you don't think it royally sucks...




    PS Thanks to Jeff for putting it up online for me.
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  • #3
    This song isn't rap or R&B though... I'm not quite sure how I'd categorize it.


    Pop.

    PS Thanks to Jeff for putting it up online for me.


    That Jeff sure is a nice guy!!!!
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    • #4
      Wow

      Loved the work you did on the vocals. The song is really good and the music is great, Phil!

      Very ad-hoc as a movie soundtrack.

      (yes, I'd say "pop" is appropriate too)

      Share with us some songs where she has participated, too.

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      • #5
        I like.

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        • #6
          sounds very good 1800 meters above sea level

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          • #7
            I like it a lot. It's got a lot of cool ideas kicking around in it and overall sounds really impressive. I like her singing quite a bit... she seems to be working in multiple genres simultaneously... bringing a smoky soulfulness to a kind of big, adventurous pop sound.


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            • #8
              sounds very good 1800 meters above sea level


              Dude. You're high.


              That's 5905.5 feet. Are you flag-pole sitting?



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              • #9
                I like it...

                Actually has a Cocteau Twins + Evanescence vibe to it for some reason...(IMHO)

                Shoot a vampire video and get this thing out virally...! Twilights kids will eat it up..!
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                • #10
                  I like it...

                  Actually has a Cocteau Twins + Evanescence vibe to it for some reason...(IMHO)

                  Shoot a vampire video and get this thing out virally...! Twilights kids will eat it up..!


                  That's her plan... she's already pretty decent at doing DIY "videos" for stuff, and she's got some model friends who will help her out with appearances in it, etc. Plus, she bears a slight resemblance to the girl who plays the lead character in Twilight, which probably won't hurt. We'll see...

                  Thanks for listening folks.
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                  - George Carlin

                  "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                  - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                  "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                  - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                  • #11
                    Interesting, dense mix with lots going on.... I think the distorted guitar and vocal placements are just ideally mixed.

                    Nice unusual chord changes.

                    Is she singing her own harmony vox as well?

                    Thanks for this, Phil!
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                    • #12


                      Share with us some songs where she has participated, too.



                      http://www.myspace.com/hooksinger

                      She does a lot of "hook singing" on "Latino Rap" records. I'm not big into Rap, so I don't know who most of the folks she mentions on her page are, but I do know she's been on a lot of tracks that have apparently done pretty well. She gets played on KISS FM quite a bit.
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                      "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                      - George Carlin

                      "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                      - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                      "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                      - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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                      • #13
                        Phil.

                        If your daughter has interest in a release in China and Taiwan, let me know and I connect you with the international manager of my record company in Shanghai. Here a prospect of the company in English: Shanghai Synergy_english.pdf

                        http://www.sendspace.com/file/cy2m8a

                        Is the other mv you linked several months ago available for viewing?

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                        • #14

                          Dude. You're high.

                          That's 5905.5 feet. Are you flag-pole sitting?


                          I am not high, only skiing the next ten days, the Alp hut is on 6561 feet.

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                          • #15
                            Is she singing her own harmony vox as well?

                            Except for a couple / few tracks where I join her (lowest part on the "haah" chants on the coda), all of the vocals are Samantha. There's probably somewhere in the neighborhood of thirty tracks of vocals on this.
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                            "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

                            - George Carlin

                            "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                            - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                            "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                            - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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