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1 hour ago, abombnd said:

honestly all this new stuff is so much better than K-12 / After School imo, it seems like she's actually trying now whereas during K-12 it felt really lazy

This is going to be long, but this is just my opinion so feel free to skip over it.

I agree that the K-12 album ended up being regressive, and the film was lacking. But I fully believe that with better beat production, and taking the time to work out the issues with budget restrictions, it would have been a commercial success. Melanie was definitely putting 110% of her effort in, and unfortunately it just missed the mark.

Keep in mind, she also had an extended writing team and multiple producers on Cry Baby that she didn't have on K-12, which explains a lot about Cry Baby being the stronger of the two albums. In a way, it doesn't feel to me like a complete Sophomore project, but more like it should be stapled on to the Cry Baby album, and I think the lack of input from more experienced musicians is why.

After School is the most recent example of her music(aside from leaks), and while I think it's a big step forward in her lyrical growth, it still feels messy at points. The lyrics often sound crammed in, the beats Keenan created were anticlimactic, and some of the songs don't even seem to belong on the EP(I.E. Notebook, which everyone apparently disliked, and Bakery, which should have remained a single). It appealed to a much smaller audience her past projects, and even many of her fans seemed to dislike the EP as a whole.

As someone who admittedly grew out of the CryBaby album very quickly, and was never very into K-12, I'm anxious to see her evolve and move on past the restrictions of the Cry Baby storyline. It would be one thing if she was releasing side projects of separate material in different styles, but she isn't, and it's definitely going to affect her career if she isn't careful.

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So, I rearranged the tracklist and edited the tracks so they could flow into each other in a cool way. I did some tweaks and equalization too, but keep in mind that I'm not a professional.

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Melanie Martinez - Fairee Soirée

01. Labyrinth

02. Tunnel Vision

03. Sirens

04. Dragon’s Blood

05. Garden

06. Synchronicities

07. Moon Cycle

08. Emerald

09. Corpse 

10. Fingers Crossed

11. Fairee Soirée

12. Needle and Thread

13. Mother of Pearl + Fairy Dance

14. Void

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17 hours ago, ItsRavenHunty said:

hoping she kinda scraps some of these mm3 songs and replace them with better songs like some are worthy to stay 

hopefully she scraps mother of pearl, emerald, dragon's blood and moon cycle... :true:

 

(jinx is just so random and feels so out of place lyrically for a story so I guess it's already scrapped)

 

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Listening to everything now. Definitely better than K-12 strictly for the fact this album seems to have melodies that don't sound improvised on the spot. Sirens is cute albeit a little tacky sounding and 2015'd, Leeches is cute but I wish it had stronger tune, Fingers Crossed is bland and sounds cheap although the outro is cute. Hoping the rest is better than these

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Faeree Soiree and Tunnel Vison super bland production wise too :rip: what is going on. It's like sonically things have moved backwards. Her debut EP was great, CB was very good, and everything else since is so sub par. Hopefully she scraps this all and finds better producers who can help her develop a more intriguing, distinctive sound because right now the only thing carrying these songs is her delivery

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Jinx is so good. "I guess I never really love me. Maybe it's within the stars. Maybe it was a random. Loneliness between us both. Seeing em working in tandem."

And Death "Don't tell me that you're goin far away like that. I thought the distance was a string that would lead us back."

Gravitate is cute. "Is there anything youuu, gravitate to!" Garden's hook is so good. Fingers Crossed infidelity's tune! Mother of Pearl rap is cute.

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Okay so I updated my version of MM3 :flutter: using the @glitch diva tracklist as base, as I think it actually flows great!

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Færie Soirée 

Release date: March 25, 2022 (I know the date is so unlikely but the album feels like it would be great for a spring release so)

Singles

1. "Dragon's Blood" (November 26, 2021)

2. "Needle & Thread" (January 14, 2022)

3. "Sirens" (February 18, 2022)

4. "Fingers Crossed" (March 11, 2022)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Labyrinth
  2. Tunnel Vision
  3. Sirens
  4. Dragon's Blood
  5. Garden
  6. Synchronicities
  7. Moon Cycle
  8. Emerald
  9. Corpse
  10. Death
  11. Fingers Crossed
  12. Færie Soirée
  13. Needle & Thread
  14. Mother of Pearl
  15. Void
  16. Barely Juice Bonus track
  17. Leeches Bonus track

I also made some changes to these songs:

  • Labyrinth mixes both versions, first the 0.1 and then the v1.
  • I think that there is a segue between the ending of Tunnel Vision and the beginning of Sirens, so I just cut the silence in between so it could sound without pauses.
  • Synchronicities has harmonies in the chorus.
  • Moon Cycle has the Synth Space demo as outro.
  • Emerald loops the first chorus in the place of the second so the song sounds full.
  • Corpse is extended.
  • Mother of Pearl has the Fairy Dance demo as outro.
  • Barely Juice and Leeches were added as bonus tracks, as both feel a little out of the line from the rest of the songs but they are so good to be cut.
  • Barely Juice has the Walkie Talkie demo as intro and the Vocoder demo as the outro, as well as in the first instrumental part of Barely Juice. Additionally, Barely Juice has some harmonies and vocal editing throughout.

I don't think it's actually valid to share links as this is an upcoming project, but I thought it would be cool to share how we picture this album so I jumped in :tongue:

 


"I'm wild, I'm free, no man can handle me."

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34 minutes ago, Nightmare said:

how are the new songs a step backwards :deadbanana:i swear y’all love to hate on anything for the sake of it 

Right? People complained about Michael Keenan's production and told her to work with Kinetics & One Love again. Now that she's working with K&OL and making excellent demos, they still find something to complain about :rip: 


¤¸¸.•´¯`•¸¸.•. 𝐼𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑔𝒶𝓇𝒹𝑒𝓃, 𝓁𝑒𝒻𝓉 𝓉𝑜 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓁𝑒𝒶𝓋𝑒𝓈. ¤¸¸.•´¯`•¸¸.•. 

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3 hours ago, SarcasticBeauty said:

Jinx is so good. "I guess I never really love me. Maybe it's within the stars. Maybe it was a random. Loneliness between us both. Seeing em working in tandem."

And Death "Don't tell me that you're goin far away like that. I thought the distance was a string that would lead us back."

Gravitate is cute. "Is there anything youuu, gravitate to!" Garden's hook is so good. Fingers Crossed infidelity's tune! Mother of Pearl rap is cute.

I hope she gets jinx a better instrumental because its giving spoken word atm

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I dislike Jinx and Gravitate honestly (:toofunny:) but I think if she reworked them they could be amazing songs. We saw how much Sirens evolved from V1 to V4, they ended up sounding so different.


¤¸¸.•´¯`•¸¸.•. 𝐼𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑔𝒶𝓇𝒹𝑒𝓃, 𝓁𝑒𝒻𝓉 𝓉𝑜 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓁𝑒𝒶𝓋𝑒𝓈. ¤¸¸.•´¯`•¸¸.•. 

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51 minutes ago, Mermaid Hotel said:

Is anyone aware if the Cry Baby versions of Rough Love and Bones Are Blue exist in true 320kbps?

I have the original files of both, they were exported in 320kbps. I heard somebody say the producers upscaled them but no clue how true that is, I never checked.


¤¸¸.•´¯`•¸¸.•. 𝐼𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝑔𝒶𝓇𝒹𝑒𝓃, 𝓁𝑒𝒻𝓉 𝓉𝑜 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓁𝑒𝒶𝓋𝑒𝓈. ¤¸¸.•´¯`•¸¸.•. 

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23 minutes ago, COLORINGBOOKS said:

I have the original files of both, they were exported in 320kbps. I heard somebody say the producers upscaled them but no clue how true that is, I never checked.


would you mind posting them here when you have the chance? I wanna see if they're the same files I have



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