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William Ryan Key – “Virtue”

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Melody Bot

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  2. TDenverFan


    I wish he'd switch it up a bit with his solo stuff. I feel like everything he's put out so far has been good, but they follow a similar pattern.
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  3. sammyboy516

    Trusted Prestigious

    Yeah it is all extremely similar sounding and it is very bland/uninteresting to me. Which is sad because I love YC.
  4. This song is incredible.
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  5. Jusscali

    Trick or Treat Mfer Prestigious

    Lovely song. Hope he continues down the post rocky path. Wish the vocal was more prominent in spots but I knew after hearing this live how much I’d love it.
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  6. CyberInferno

    Line below my username Supporter

    I’m intrigued. One of my favorites that he’s released so far.
  7. Zip It Chris

    Be kind; everyone is on their own journey.

    Love this song, absolutely love the direction he’s headed musically
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  8. earthlight

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    This is his best song of the solo catalog so far - easily.

    I really do wish though (and I said this in the WRK thread) that he would push the vocals up in the mix a bit. It sounds so overly processed and pulled back that the guitar tones almost take over his voice.

    He has such a strong, noticeable and recognizable voice...I just wish he'd let it fly.
  9. earthlight

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    I do get the sense that he's gradually going back down the road toward a rock/post rock path. This song already has much more drum/guitar action that anything he has put out so far.
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  10. earthlight

    Trusted Supporter

    Also, does anybody have any clue what is spoken in Russian at the end?
  11. fredwordsmith

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    This one seems to have a more forward melody at least. I agree that his voice should be the focus of these, but the instrumentals in this one are more interesting than some of his other stuff. I say that as a huge YC fan; I want him to have all the success.
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  12. earthlight

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    Yeah, I think this is the best song that he's released so far. But the vocal layering/mixing really just ruins it for me. He's way too far back in the mix to truly appreciate it
  13. kelseyleigh

    Trusted Supporter

    I really like this song.
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  14. earthlight

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    The poem at the end appears to be a version of Alexander Pushkin's most famous poems "I Loved You"

    I loved you; and perhaps I love you still,
    The flame, perhaps, is not extinguished; yet
    It burns so quietly within my soul,
    No longer should you feel distressed by it.

    Silently and hopelessly I loved you,
    At times too jealous and at times too shy.
    God grant you find another who will love you
    As tenderly and truthfully as I.
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  15. supernovagirl

    Poetic and noble land mermaid

    thats very sweet and sad
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