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Slowdive - "Melon Yellow"

Slowdive Melon Yellow

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

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Author Notes

This song's title is reminiscent of the word "mellow," and that's what this song is - a very mellow and pretty song, with clouds of enchanting noise that float across the music. It features a distinct drum sound combining reversed cymbals with an unaffected kick and snare, as well as a memorable bassline that holds the song together like glue. The guitar starts out sporadic, but gradually increases in density, first with pretty melodies, and then with walls of effects and layers. The vocals are spaced out, floating along with a catchy and mesmerizing chorus of "so long, so long... it's just a way to love you..."
The guitar starts out slow, but picks up a bit later in the song, with its varying lead melodies that start to take greater prominence as the song goes on.
The bassline is a pretty cool one, although repetitive, as it doesn't really change much throughout. It's still a neat part with its HOPO transitions as it slides down the neck.
The drum part, while unique in composition, is honestly quite boring, playing the same rudimentary beat for the entire song.
Again, a quite decent song for vocals. While the hook does repeat itself a bit, it's a good enough melody that it doesn't really get old before the song comes to an end, and it has a neat harmony that goes along with it.


June 9, 2018