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Title: New DT song - "Along for the ride"
Post by: Hprog on September 10, 2013, 11:50:56 am
Hello all!

How can it be that no one has commented on "Along for the ride" yet?  :-o Check it out https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F109173624%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-bMKdM

Oh and James rules on it!!!


Title: Re: New DT song - "Along for the ride"
Post by: Dargor on September 10, 2013, 01:53:38 pm
Yeah, I heard it... but this is a quiet place - like Along For The Ride is a quiet song ;)

Well, quiet in a certain way. Drums are a bit behind in the mix, there isn't much happening music-wise, and the song has a relaxing, laid-back character. Not really one that sticks in your head. It's not a ballad we're used to hear, normally the ballads really stand out and have more quality. But it's not a bad song, and I like James' vocals.

I suspect this song fits in perfectly inbetween louder/heavier songs on the album. We'll see in due time.


Title: Re: New DT song - "Along for the ride"
Post by: Donna on September 10, 2013, 02:48:23 pm
I do indeed love this song...it's emotionally driven and I love the way it was written.  I haven't been able to stop listening to it.  Once again, this band has tapped into my life and where I am found, and has put into words / music what I needed to hear. 



Title: Re: New DT song - "Along for the ride"
Post by: Dargor on September 10, 2013, 05:44:11 pm
The song needs a couple of plays to grow, I feel that. Somehow something vaguely does remind me of Vacant... The beginning mostly ;) Vacant is way more introvert and a lot darker obviously.

I'm listening to it now again, and it definitely is getting better  :)

The snare drums do sound more or less the same as on Images & Words... I hear some of 'Learning To Live' in MM's drumming in the second part of the song.