Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby WaywardOne » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:39 am

The musical equivalent of Half-Life 3 finally exists :)

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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby Tigra » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:45 am

10 minutes later = 255 views more :D

edit:
+ 5 mins = +300 views.

I hope his audience will not be limited to fans of AB/Slash* only and that he will get more widespread public attention.

*deducting of course the ones who won't like it

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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby Silvercreed » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:58 am

Ah finally a song from Myles. It's going be a long wait to hear the rest of the songs.

Cool song. Love the blues vibe.

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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby Timotheus » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:59 am

I really like the song, and the video. It took me a few listens to get used to the vibe, but I love the way it keeps building. I love the bass fills, and the drums are really cool too.

The snare part at the end wasn't necessary though, I think. It releases some tension, but it ends too soon so it loses its effect.
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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby nagpo » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:41 pm

sad song

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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby Andy92 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:51 pm

I really like it. Has a cool arrangement and you can hear the bass and details of the drums really shining through (but I was listening on my stereo with a subwoofer lol). I appreciate that it's so different from the music he makes with Alter Bridge and Slash. A lot of solo artists release albums that end up sounding a lot like the bands they're already in. This is a side of Myles we haven't seen very much before.
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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby Mr. Slash » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:53 pm

Was there some kind of vocal editing? Myles voice sounds kinda auto tuned at some points.

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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby anguyen92 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:27 pm

Mr. Slash wrote:Was there some kind of vocal editing? Myles voice sounds kinda auto tuned at some points.


Can vocals be autotuned if they were recorded to tape?

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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby Jaded Rescue » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:40 pm

anguyen92 wrote:
Mr. Slash wrote:Was there some kind of vocal editing? Myles voice sounds kinda auto tuned at some points.


Can vocals be autotuned if they were recorded to tape?

Not unless they were transferred to a computer in some way during the mixing process (computer in the vaguest sense of the word: a computer, a pedal, anything with a microchip where the signal needs to be transformed from analog to digital) which would totally negate the point of recording to tape in the first place anyway. I think we're just hearing Myles' sheer talent which is, as always, mind-blowing. :yes

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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby youknowverywell » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:18 pm

I feel like Myles would be very anti-autotune and would redo a take over and over as many times as it took to get it perfect. But I could be wrong

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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby Ubik » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:26 pm

Sounds like his live voice to me, very little done to it other than the occasional harmony. Took a bit of getting used to with it so clear in the mix!
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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby Crumbso » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:25 pm

That doesn't sound auto-tuned at all. The vocal tracking seems to be very much untouched in general. Not even any reverb or delay, let alone autotune.

I like it a lot. The double-bass is a nice touch. It sounds very much like an intro to a great album. Nice natural sound to it and some lovely instrumentation.
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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby Box Of Frogz » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:22 pm

Loved it. This album is going to be bliss.

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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby AB4Lyfe » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:28 pm

I love this song; hard to predict this song being as upbeat as it is given the subject matter. I especially like the higher-up guitar part throughout the song.
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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby AB23 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:09 pm

I dig the vibe, but lawd the lyrics are repetitive almost to the point of sheer redundancy.
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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby anguyen92 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:43 pm

Andy92 wrote:I really like it. Has a cool arrangement and you can hear the bass and details of the drums really shining through (but I was listening on my stereo with a subwoofer lol). I appreciate that it's so different from the music he makes with Alter Bridge and Slash. A lot of solo artists release albums that end up sounding a lot like the bands they're already in. This is a side of Myles we haven't seen very much before.


The funny thing about that, Andy, is that for Mark, the Tremonti solo band has a fair amount of songs where you can say, "This can be an AB song or a Creed song, albeit a lot of faster and heavier." How can he not go fall into that trap since he's a main/primary songwriter for both bands? Incorporate death growls and unclean vocals and go full thrash, no hard rock?

Anyway, as Year of the Tiger, I like it a lot. I do think this is a good start for the solo album. Vastly different than what he's done with AB and Slash (which is where he needs to go towards to stand out and not have it sound like an AB-copy or a Slash/Myles/Conspirators copy).

It's the opening song of the album and sounds to me it's basically mapping out what happened to him and his family in 1974 and the following songs would go more in detail. That this is a story about a very personal and potent part of his life and going more "worldy-sounding" with the music and acoustic guitars and the likes seems very fitting to that personal story. I can't wait to hear more of it.

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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby Fish Tacos » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:30 am

Pretty cool track, I don't think I've heard such an energetic yet eerie song before. Feels pretty unique.
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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby agny » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:27 am

Yes. *hits replay again and again* :mkrules
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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby agny » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:30 am

Reminds me a little of Chris Cornell's Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart and since I can't have any more songs like that, that's a very good thing.

And as mentioned above, yay for hearing the Myles vocals so clearly for a change.
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Re: Myles Kennedy - "Year of the Tiger"

Postby agny » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:13 am

Nicklord wrote:
Tigra wrote:Referring to this (as it has already been confirmed to be true):
austinjhnsn wrote:year of the tiger... 1974. According to wiki Myles lost his father when he was four which would line up to be 1974. I think this is the solo album according to the interview where he talked about the subject matter having a bit to do with that.

At that time Myles was 4-5 years old. I remember barely anything from the time when I was a toddler although I didn’t experience such a trauma as death of father – maybe it’s a horse of a different color then. But still it’s puzzling to me how uneasy he must have felt about it for all those years that he decided (had a need? an urge?) to cover this particular topic.

I'd imagine losing your father follows you for quite some time. I don't think it's only about that period when he was 4-5, it's probably stories from whole childhood
Maybe I grew up fast but by the time I was in school I was paying attention to a lot of serious stuff in life. There were several deaths and splits in my family when I was 5-6 years old, and that's when I started to understand death. I have only flashes of memories from that original time (e.g., of funerals, grandparent on their deathbed, screaming phone calls, domestic violence) whose details I wouldn't trust, but the repercussions of that year are still playing out decades later. And I'm sure a therapist would tell me I haven't come anywhere near to processing it.
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