I actually listened to the original version of Litterbugs today and man I definitely made the right decision in hindsight. I sorta wanted to make like a big indie pop ballad thing but it just turned out really boring. I think making it a fast powerpop song and adding the synth brought it to life.
I was pleased with I Got Rain, too. The idea of having a song with drums like that came before I decided to use that song but I think it works.
You're welcome! Alternative takes can be fun. Lord knows Radiohead had a lot of them. Like, 3 totally different Reckoners? It'd be interesting to hear the alt Litterbugs but I'm willing to bet you picked the one I would've gone with for the album.
I think you did something cool with the I Got Rain revival. The drums are the highlight for me there, particularly the way they open up for the chorus.
Thanks man! Yeah I'm really pleased with Veteran's Day specifically, I had covid when I made it and I'm glad something positive came out of it. There's a totally different version of Litterbugs that I initially made but kinda hated but maybe one day I'll release that somewhere
Hey Thomas, sorry for the delay. I've listened through a few times now, with headphones. The level of layering and production is your best yet. Veteran's Day still slays. Just beautiful chord structuring and capturing it with the outro.
I saved the following to playlists:
Supply and Demand
I Got Rain
Hear Me Out
Can I Say What I Want?