My tip is: Take the MUSIC, tear down the PRODUCTIONS and give it a whole new twirl. I seriously can’t believe nobody told you how unoriginal and very wrong this sounds… It seems to me, both by looking at your studio and hearing your productions that you know what you are doing, you only lack originality and have waaaaay too much cheesyness!
Keep working, you’ll get there. Having released songs says nothing, really. It’s a cruel world out there with harsh critisism and an even crueler audience. You don’t make crap, just misguided stuff.
Pardon my english, it sucks today.
Oh, and specifically about your tunes…
In general first: Every single one has a WAY too synthetic ‘sound’, they are RELEASED and should therefore sound less ‘MIDI’ if you know what I mean. Strings are not good on any tracks, try different fx man! They also sound mostly unfinished, I get no ‘wow’-factor.
This has potential. I enjoy the beat, the percussion needs work though. The hihats need more filling. The Das Boot-orch-hit must GO. Seriously, it worked in 1991, not today. Also, try a less synthetic sound.
Tears in my heart:
Better, the vocals should have more depth, some nice reverb maybe? Struggling with vocals myself. Different snare, definetly! Or maybe an extra sample in addition. Piano doesn’t do it for me for some reason… This is the tune that works best in my ear. The lead synth is WAY too cheesy and italodisco.
For the love of God, DON’T play the piano in the same melody as the vocal!!! The snare-build at 0:30 is bad, bad, bad, get rid of that horrible orch-hit you overuse so horribly, re-record the vocals please… Re-write the lyrics too. Or simply scrap the tune, only thing that works here for me is 6 seconds of the intro. Sorry mate, this makes my skin crawl!!
I like the intro-beat is good tho. Then comes the real deal and I’ve heard it way too many times before sounding exactly the same. Originality, originality!! Again, re-write lyrics. “I wanna hold your hand tonight” is old and reeks everytime I think of it.
Tried to be constructive here, you can produce stuff but please, with your setup and the fact that you actually release stuff commercially, try to develop your OWN style!!
Good luck and merry christmas. We still love you.