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My Bloody Valentine - "What You Want"

My Bloody Valentine What You Want

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 is to "When You Sleep" as "Only Shallow" is to "Come in Alone." In this case, it's "When You Sleep"'s noisier cousin. It's also an upbeat pop/rock song underneath (mind, minus the rather melancholic lyrics), but with a very raw and noisy production style that borders on lo-fi despite there actually being a whole lot going on in the mix. The song's main riff features a prominent and dissonant guitar part that makes heavy usage of the tremolo bar. There's also a pretty keyboard lead, also similar to "When You Sleep," that sounds vaguely like some kind of wind instrument. The verses are also catchy and dreamy, as you'd expect.


The guitar on this track is possibly the most fun out of the whole pack. The main riff features lots of quick chord changes and chord HOPOs emulating the tremolo bends, and it's very entertaining to play. The verse pattern is standard 8th note strumming with constant changes in the pattern.


On keys, even though that keyboard lead consists of mostly long sustains, the way it kind of drifts along without really sticking to a regular beat makes it still a cool part. There's also a long coda where the keyboard alone plays for quite a while.


The vocal melody again sits at a great sweet spot of being not very difficult, but still an interesting and fun melody. There's also quite prominent background "oohs" that get quite long, with a few slides.


Bass here is just 8th note strumming throughout with a few short sustains, so nothing really special.


The drums are quite similar to "When You Sleep," with a similar ride 8-beat at a similar pace, with snare rolls from time to time.