gave feedback to Interpret
for “In Ways
- The cymbals very early on detract from the full impact of the brushed drums coming in.
- The harmonies work really well.
- Drums again: It might have more impact if the bass and drums came in about 2 minutes in, similar to Peaches and Cream by John Butler Trio. When the rhythm finally does start in that song, it sounds all the better for having the build up.
- I'm also going to say what I imagine a producer might say (and I hate myself for saying this): the nature of the song is quite monotonous (is that fair to say? Not in a bad way at all) and so it needs the arrangement to give it some dramatic tension. Not in an ostentacious way, just to really grab the listeners attention. It can be both relaxing and dramatic! (See Sigur Ros for a masterclass in the Dramatic Build-up).
Good luck, it sounds really great!