Great singer with wrong background

Think You Know Best Jay & Luke

The singer has a voice and intonations that I would rather hear in a R&B production.
This is perhaps a little too straight for him. Much too straight actually.
I'm sensing a real mismatch between the background and that guy.

The bass and drums are simplistic and midi sounding, this kind of mess up with the vibe, making it cold and mechanic when the vocal is relaxed and sounds great.

The acoustic guitar is a mixed bag, at times simplistic, at others syncopated and off. The guitar solo is not the best thing and is a bit too long. I don't know why the harp is used only very briefly, there could have been a harp solo instead of the longish guitar part.
Maybe it's a sample and you didn't have enough of it?

Keep the singing, but work on some better production, work with others if you don't have the musician chops to do it.
Your voice and vocal style could do much better than this song I'm sure... find a way!


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