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My Bloody Valentine - "I Only Said"

My Bloody Valentine I Only Said

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (2)

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Author Notes

This is one of the more dancey, electronic-influenced songs on the album. It moves along at a slow pace, with a groovy sampled drum pattern that keeps your head bobbing along. Above that drum beat floats the album's trademark dreamily noisy guitar chords, that waver in and out of tune thanks to Shields' signature tremolo bar usage. The hazy, breathy, androgynous vocals have similarly layered octaves to "When You Sleep." And of course, it's a perfect example of the guitar sounds being turned into synth-like parts (as I described with "Loomer"), with that striking OOooOO ooOOoo hook (you'll know what I mean when you hear it).
While in some cases, the quasi-synth-but-actually-guitar sounds were charted to keys, here they've been charted to guitar. Of course, there's that aforementioned OOooOO ooOOoo part that plays as a neat, slidey HOPO riff. The verses feature an eclectic mix of 8th and 16th note strumming of both 2 and 3 note chords, changing frequently throughout the song. The bridge has a slight variation with a quick 16th note melody alternating between two colors.
Similar to guitar, the bass part has a mix of 8ths and 16th note pattern that vary heavily between sections. There's also a bunch of little 16th note HOPO bits that help make it more interesting. Also worth noting, sound-wise, that the verses take a peculiarly high-pitched and prominent approach.
Being a sampled pattern, the drums will naturally be pretty repetitive in this song. It's still a cool beat, filled with hi-hat triple-hits and in-between snares, and it also has frequent snare rolls.
Easy vocals part again with octave harmonies, though the verses have an unusual structure to them. The "if you like the song, you'll like singing it" rule applies yet again.


March 4, 2017

The fact you charted the whole album is absolutely stunning! This is like a dream come true! Thank you very much!