I'M ALRIGHT (ALTERNATE DEMO VERSION) Update 25/07

I'M ALRIGHT (ALTERNATE DEMO VERSION) Update 25/07

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CTS sez: I read Nadia's lyrics a week ago and I immediately had ideas in my head. Mainly something from the 70s/80s. @nancyrost has been giving me refresher course studies in music theory and this song actually incorporates my new understanding of the circle of 5ths! I had to alter the lyrics just a little, but I kept the integrity in place (so I like to think). I believe this was from a skirmish.

How I did it:
Recorded using Studio One
Alesis V49 for MIDI virtual instruments: Bass, Strat, Vintage Rhodes, Rock Organ
Samples: stock drum pattern (strung together VERY lazily)
Mic: Sennheiser 44D
Yamaha S03 synthesizer

Lyrics: 

I'm Alright (Demo version)
© 2020 Nadia Cripps and CTS

I'm alright, yes, really alright
What more can I say?
You asked and I replied outright
Ready to run away

I'm alright, I'm doing good
I'm feeling fresh and I wish U would just
Understand and solve the clue that -
I'm just fine with all I've been through

Don't start me off or you'll regret
Each question I need to reply to
Best try to, to forget
Any doubts coming from you

See I'm alright my vibe is alright
It's dark right now but I've got sight
Don't waste your time 'bout how I feel
See - I know this favor I've got is real

I'm alright and you better believe it
I'm alright even when I'm not
I'll sing you a song, it will be a hit
It will be cool and at the same time hot

I'm alright, I'm doing good
Feeling fresh and I wish U would just
Understand and solve the clue, man, that -
I'm fine just fine with all I've been through

I'm alright, I'm alright join me in saying
We're alright, we're alright, join me in singing
We're alright, we're alright, join me in tapping
We're alright, we're alright cuz we're all just happy

I'm alright, I'm alright join me in saying
We're alright, we're alright join me in singing
Everyone's alright, join me in tapping
We're alright, we're alright cuz we're all just happy



Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.

Comments

metalfoot's picture

I felt like joining in and clapping by the end so I think you have something here! Nice song.

mike skliar's picture

the whole thing combines and multiplies, and is way dance-able and fun and melodic as hell- great great work! Has that great classic 70's/80s vibe for sure but also so much more...

nancyrost's picture

Yay! Solid and creative use of the i-iv-V, built around a super-catchy bass line. I like how the song becomes an anthem - I agree with metalfoot, I was bopping along at the end too.

Jerry Pettit's picture

Wow, is this a terrific "funk" arrangement. Very commercial sounding (which I, of course, mean as a compliment). Fantastic vocal. Good job inspiring this with your lyrics, Nadia! Great, great song!!

wacha's picture

This is fabulous, there is a a great, funky groove that drew me in immediately. This could definitely be a crowd pleasing number in a musical. I love the last verse, it reallly drive the message of the song home. This is a great collaboration.

Hey, a fellow S03'er!
I tried learning how to mess with the circle of 5ths last year some time and made a little progress, but didn't retain the info. Whatever you got going on here, the decision to hit the chords on 1 and 3 fits so well with the vocals, like when a puzzle piece fits perfectly with another. Along with the drums and bass, there's such a head bop to this entire track.
Feel good lyrics by @musicsongwriter, too - she's captured a lot of layers of the "I'm alright" sentiment. The lyrics say so much; explain so much that go along with saying "I'm alright".

JWHanberry's picture

Pretty funky. Very well done instruments and melody. Great job.

JamKar's picture

High production marks on this wonderful song. Terrific collaboration! When I saw Nadia AND CTS I knew good things were in store. So positive!

love the funky feel, Prince comes to mind for the vocals, as well as a Mike Patton vibe as well. Good times, good vibes, and a super backing track too!

High standard tune here, well done Biggrin

Dragondreams's picture

This is gorgeous. Smile
Not at all what I was expecting when I first clicked on the link. But I am so glad I did. This has left me with a warm glow. Smile