08-11-2013 01:32 PM
Hello all, i'm a singer/songwriter from Northern Ireland and just wanted to share with you a new tune i put together a few weeks ago called Tonight.
I was lucky enough to be invited over to perform in Nashville USA at the famous Bluebird Cafe back in June and it was that trip that inspired me to write this song.
Its a pretty chilled out tune with a summery feel to it.
Check it out below if you have a spare moment for new music.
All feedback welcome
Chris Keys - Tonight (Live)
08-25-2013 09:54 AM
I was kinda thinking the song is to long?
And maybe the lighting is to much making unwanted shadows?
Also is it just me or does the video look a little squeezed or something?
These are only small issues of course.
09-12-2013 09:38 AM
Hi all, for anyone who enjoyed the song here are the lyrics
Tonight by Chris Keys
V.1 When will you see
what you mean to me
listen to your heart
and walk on out, from the dark.
what must i do
to make it clear to you
love is all we need
so please oh please, wait for me.
C.1 And the day will turn into the night
with you by my side to hold
and the moon beams down
over our little town
it feels so right, tonight ----------
Oh -- Oh ---------- Oh -- Oh ------------ Oh -- Oh
V.2 How can i try
to keep you on my side
believe in all you dream
and meet me somewhere in between.
One of these days
we might find our way
two lost and lonely minds
oh please oh please, oh be mine.
C.2 Repeat C.1 with 4th line:
It shines so bright, tonight -----------
Oh -- Oh ---------- Oh -- Oh ------------ Oh -- Oh
2x Oh -- Oh ---------- Oh -- Oh ------------ Oh -- Oh
09-15-2013 12:24 PM
Nothing really wrong with it...song nice and relaxing...yes ,perhaps a tad on the long side...video...well..that suffers a bit from the length of the song...not to much happening....but nicely filmed,good quality!
Keep up the good work!
10-28-2013 05:08 PM - edited 10-28-2013 05:34 PM
it's nice. good job. enough cut aways to add interest. I like the black and white conversion. Shadows are ok. I'd be tempted to actuallly shoot the shadows. Lighting isnt bad. It could be more 3D ish. a rim light perhaps? the opening shot has a bit of wash on the back wall and it's as bright as anything else in the frame.
some rack focus stuff perhaps? I like the slow pan across the front. Close eyes shot might be nice.
as long as you are wanting to be open to suggestions:
everything in the frame is important. the guitar case caught my eye, it shouldnt. Take some time to "dirty up your frame" with something in the foreground, out of focus. ..like a guitar on a stand, a plant, a couple tiny xmas lights creating bokeh.
You've framed everything right in the center. I'd suggest taking a few hours to look up and study framing in 3rds, a standard photo and video technique. You'll start to see that most everything cool has more intriguing framing.
watch some of the greats
#2, 10, 15 and 17 might open your eyes to a few ideas.
as far as your song, it's nice. the lift at the chorus is welcome after same strum pattern. I was longing for something new to come in at 2nd verse...maybe just a tamborine or super subtle shaker.. just a bit of ear candy. I think you missed a few opportunities for a flll with the Fender after you finish each line, an arpeggio or little double stop... you played both guitars in the same register. That's cool, fine. I just longed for a few lower notes that might add some bottom end dimension.
that's my $.03 keep it up!
10-29-2013 03:03 AM
12-06-2013 07:12 PM
well just my 2 cents . i thought the song was good .. good melody and good words .. i liked the split thing you did from the tele to the acoustic . but you had me wishin the tele was in there more .. i don't think the song was too long at all .. but i do see a bass in the video .. can i ask why you didn't use it ?? there's no drums but with a good bass line you can give the illusion of somethin pushin the tempo along ..a tamborine like one guy said would be nice too .. and i think at the end you missed the opportunity to let the tele play some nice fills counter to your voice and fade out like that ..i think that would have built a little more excitement .. and i agree about if you're usin two guitars have one play further on up the neck and one down in the cowboy chord area .. weather it be the tele or the acoustic , one of em should go low and one high .. as far as the video i'm not a videographer so i can't speak too much about that .. but if you coulda split the screen in thirds and played the bass i think it woulda pushed your song along better .. please don't take any of this to heart tho cause i think your song is good .. nothin wrong wth the song at all .. i just thing the way you arange the instruments and the lead lines can make a difference .. a song or a piece of music is like sex .. there's your foreplay and then you get into it and then it builds and builds till you reach a cressendo or as in sex a nut .. and then you softly fade out .. try and think of it that way chris and it will be clearer to you .. i hope that helps you ..
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