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My Bloody Valentine - "Come in Alone"

My Bloody Valentine Come in Alone

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (1)

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Author Notes

A slow, heavier rocker, in a similar vein to "Only Shallow." However, this one's slightly more on the dreamy side compared to that song, with a guitar riff that's not quite as dissonant and loud. Like that song, there's a guitar-led distorted riff and a vocal-led, woozier and melodic verse. The vocals have a particularly feminine sound despite being sung by Kevin, and they sound bigger than they are even though there's no harmony part.
The guitar part features that weird lead riff, which certainly has one of the most unique sounds that's come out of a guitar. In addition to the main hook, there's also a short reprise in the middle of the verses. It's a rather slow single-note melody, but it's played slightly differently each time, adding more variety. The verses, like many songs on this album, contain 16th note chord strumming, though this one has breaks in the strum pattern.
On the bass, the verses have a similar mix of 16th and 8th note strumming, though it's one of the more interesting variations on this trend throughout the album. The bass takes more prominence in the hook, with a heavy bassline alternating between two low notes.
Remember how I described "Only Shallow" on drums? Well, this is basically the same kind of thing.
The spacey keys part only plays during the hooks, and it only uses three notes, but the pattern is constantly changing similar to the keys from "To Here Knows When," so it's still a neat part.
Like the other songs, the vocal part is not hard, though the melody often moves in slightly unusual ways, and every once in a while there's a tricky run across several notes.