on March 4, 2017 | Last updated March 4, 2017
My Bloody ValentineSometimes
Release Type: User Audio Type: Single-track Reductions: Yes (Authored) Pitched Vocals: Yes Vocals Gender: Male (1)
If you only end up liking one song from the album (which would be a shame, by the way), it would almost certainly be this one (or "When You Sleep," but I'll get to that earlier-- wait fuck that doesn't make sense). This one is easily the most mellow and melodious song on the album, being almost entirely focused on Kevin Shields' guitar and voice. The song has a distinct, prominent guitar sound that includes layered acoustic and electric guitars, giving the song a feel that's simultaneously gritty and dreamy. The vocals are the most vulnerable on the whole album, being sung by Shields alone and being relatively effects-free, giving the whole song a far more intimate feel than the rest.
The guitar part is made up entirely of 3-note chord strumming, but with every verse having a slightly different strumming pattern that keeps it fairly interesting. It's probably a pretty good voxtar song, though I wouldn't know since I can't grasp singing and playing (or even talking and playing) at the same time.
Each of the verses has a similar melody on vocals, and while there's not a whole lot of range, the line glides pleasingly and smoothly between different notes with a bunch of little slides mixed in.
The keys part doesn't play for a large portion of the song, but it enters in the third verse and continues on through the fourth verse and the instrumental outro. It's a slow melody with lots of sustains, but it has a beautiful flute-like sound.
The bass part is just 8th note strumming for the entire song, and it's pretty buried underneath the guitars. The drum part is just constant 8th note kicks with a hi-hat on every beat. That hi-hat note is actually a hi-hat pedal click, but the drummer animations have them hitting the hi-hat since not having any hand animations makes them do the weird glitchy hands-in-the-air thing and it looked ridiculous.