[FP] HCD - Alessia Cara vs. Selena Gomez & Kygo

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[FP] HCD - Alessia Cara vs. Selena Gomez & Kygo

Post Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:05 am

It Ain't Your Beautiful Scars
(Alessia Cara vs. Selena Gomez & Kygo)


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It Ain't Your Beautiful Scars (Alessia Cara vs. Selena Gomez & Kygo)
This song has a major third in it. That's all I need. :1tongue:

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Instrumental: Selena Gomez & Kygo - It Ain't Me
DIY Vocal: Alessia Cara - Scars To Your Beautiful

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Re: HCD - Alessia Cara vs. Selena Gomez & Kygo

Post Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:53 pm

Well, I'll start off by saying it sounds very nice and clean. Definitely something I enjoy listening to.

But, I also noticed when checking out the full original track of the Alessia Cara song that it is extremely similar musically to the Selena Gomez/Kygo song. It really feels to me like you could combine the full instrumentals of both songs, and it would sound just like a normal complete pop track with additional instruments.

Given, the acoustic guitar of the Selena/Kygo track is something different compared to the Alessia Cara song, I really don't feel like it's enough to help me distinguish the 2 as different sounding songs. I think the pop 4 chord formula is what is damning this one for me. It's hard to be that different in pop songs if you're using the same simple progression at a similar tempo.

So, while I enjoy listening to it, I don't think this one I will recommend, due to my own taste in what I sort of expect in mashups (a bit of the unexpected, in hearing something different to a degree in the combination, as opposed to the original sources alone). :1sad:
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Re: HCD - Alessia Cara vs. Selena Gomez & Kygo

Post Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:45 pm

The song is beautiful, well produced, and arguably a better version than the original. Definitely a recommend from me.

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Re: HCD - Alessia Cara vs. Selena Gomez & Kygo

Post Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:51 pm

YITT wrote:Well, I'll start off by saying it sounds very nice and clean. Definitely something I enjoy listening to.

But, I also noticed when checking out the full original track of the Alessia Cara song that it is extremely similar musically to the Selena Gomez/Kygo song. It really feels to me like you could combine the full instrumentals of both songs, and it would sound just like a normal complete pop track with additional instruments.

Given, the acoustic guitar of the Selena/Kygo track is something different compared to the Alessia Cara song, I really don't feel like it's enough to help me distinguish the 2 as different sounding songs. I think the pop 4 chord formula is what is damning this one for me. It's hard to be that different in pop songs if you're using the same simple progression at a similar tempo.

So, while I enjoy listening to it, I don't think this one I will recommend, due to my own taste in what I sort of expect in mashups (a bit of the unexpected, in hearing something different to a degree in the combination, as opposed to the original sources alone). :1sad:

It's a minor to major key transition. Kygo's progression is more interesting, happy and complex imho. I don't believe the mashup would work well if the acapella roles were reversed.

This one might be more interesting to you. It's not engineered nearly as well due to the DIY and pitches but it's more redefining.

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satis5d wrote:The song is beautiful, well produced, and arguably a better version than the original. Definitely a recommend from me.

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Thanks Satis5d! :1cool:

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Re: (!) HCD - Alessia Cara vs. Selena Gomez & Kygo

Post Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:28 am

Sounds good to me, defiantly takes the originals to a better place :1rolleyes:
So i'm giving this one the...

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Re: (!) HCD - Alessia Cara vs. Selena Gomez & Kygo

Post Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:01 pm

SMASH wrote:Sounds good to me, defiantly takes the originals to a better place :1rolleyes:
So i'm giving this one the...

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Thank you SMASH! :1grin:
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