Old timey country

One of These Days Mr. Troll

There's potential here, but for the life of me I can't find the hook or even the name of the song, which is a must in country music, especially in commercial country which was requested to be scored.

The drum machine would be less obvious as a machine if the fills were scaled back or played more as a real drummer would do them. When in doubt, just leave them out or keep them very simple. The tom rolls are really hurting the groove.

The lead vocals aren't bad for a traditional country feel, but they're not really gelling with what the band is doing. Having said that, with this track I would think that having the band adapt to the singer would be better than the other way around.

The dirty lead guitar doesn't fit the song at all. The tone works as a rock tone, but not for this genre.

Overall, I think it works as a songwriting demo, something that could be reworked into a more concise package, but as it is the song is cluttered & too long.


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