Times of joy
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Like a 80s ballad...

Hi, I'm Jorge Boig, Chilean composer, singer and musician. I must say that I really liked your song. It is a very beautiful pop ballad, I really liked the guitar, it sounds very good and is very well played. The trumpet solo is excellent, it gives depth to the theme, and creates a very romantic atmosphere. The voices sound good, I imagined for a moment that you could use some choruses like bee gees, very sharp, something similar to what you did but a little more elaborate. In my head it occurred to me that a bolero arrangement could work well, I think your song as a bolero can sound very good, I don't know why that came to mind, but the song is well done and could perfectly be reversed. I congratulate you. I invite you to listen to my music on spotify, look for me as Jorge Boig, surely there will be some songs that you like. hug and blessings, good job.

Chile, Santiago

Times of Joy: nice balade

Hi Willie! It's a nice balade, conveying a feeling of liberation, nostalgia and sincere gratitude, gift of love, as much through the lyrics, the subject as the music. The orchestration is clean and standard, supporting the message well. The blues in your song could very well adapt to the "saudade" of a slow bossa nova, giving even more feeling, roundness and intimate warmth, while preserving the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic sweetness. Your touching voice could also harmonize very well in the bossa version. It's just a personal opinion (in fact, while listening to your song, I hear "automatically" the bossa version: so I'm telling you about it because it's insistent in my ears :) there's like a "compatible swing"): your song as produced here is accomplished and touching. Thank you and best wishes for success!!! Franck

France, Paris

Times of joy

Times of joy is a wonderful peace of work. It sort of reminds me of a sunny Bono track without Cher. Slow and easy. I especially love the trumpet I think that is.. this is a Sunday and at times one needs to have some sort of time to relax... keep On pushing out the fantastic melodies.. the lyrics are masterful... I gave it four stars because of the tempo. The time of the track was perfect.. well done .. ps.. not sure if you knew of sonny Bono but he was husband to a current national icon.. the one and only Cher

United States, Illinois, Chicago

Cool music from Spain.

A High quality voice! Nice music too and background vocals were a nice surprise. Also trumpet fits perfectly to this atmosphere and nice keeps playing while the talent is singing. Radio ready for sure! Loved it!

Finland, Kuusamo


Ciao bel suono e musica, la voce e buona ti faccio i complimenti per la tua musica,poi andrò a sentire sul tuo profilo altra musica,se ti fa piacere vai ascoltare anche le mie canzoni,a presto ciao

Italy, Torino

bella voce classica

bella voce classica un po' suadente con una canzone adatta alla voce calda di willie l'arrangiamento e anche i coretti sono ottimi compresa la tromba in compenso giudizio positivo in tutti i sensi

Italy, dalmine bg

Times of Joy Review

I'm enjoying the song and it's got a feel that lends itself to being an instrumental as well as a sung song. Vocally you handled it great, BUT I hear a female vocal instead, sort of like a Carly Simon type sound. Not to take away from your vocal because you did a nice job. Just thinking of the song sales. Trumpet solo brings a little old world sensibility to the track. For me, I like it. I think you have a hit!

United States, New York, Uniondale


Hi,Almost nothing works the first time it's attempted. Just because what you're doing does not seem to be working, doesn't mean it won't work. It just means that it might not work the way you're doing it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn't have an opportunity. There's an old Chinese saying that I just love, and I believe it is so true. It goes like this: "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed." Thanks and good luck!

Estonia, Tallinn

Easy Listening Pleasures

Nice song, melody and lyrics. I love the easy listening vibe. Great guitar playing. I could hear it played in shopping malls or restaurants. I love the trumpet solo! It adds a nice addition to the vibe. It's one of my favorite instruments. I listened right to the end and overall I really enjoyed your song. Good job.

Canada, British Columbia, Honeymoon Bay

Nice crooner

Times of joy is a nice crooner. It's nicely engineered, clean recording, nice balance, good musicians. I liked to listen to it and then there's the question I always tend to ask myself: will I play it again? Some songs are so vibrant on the first pass that I would gladly play them a hundred times because they really tempt me. Other songs don't tickle at all the first time I hear them and then the second time my foot starts tapping without me noticing it. Maybe I'm not the crooner type but I don't have any longing after 'times of joy' while I really like the voice, the recording is top, the arrangement is un-complex, it's easy listening but not tempting at all. It wakes no thrill in me. I think you can do much, much better. Maybe you should consider stepping out of the comfort zone with your voice. Bet you can. Keep on going. Music heals.

Belgium, Ghent

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