Wouldn't You Rather

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Wouldn't You Rather

Postby TenaciousBe » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:26 pm

Since this doesn't have a thread yet, here are some links!

https://open.spotify.com/album/39agtW5wABxr9ibqcQLCw6

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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby Arctic » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:27 am

For some reason this song feels like it would fit right in on Blackbird. I’m already way more hyped for this album than I was for The Last Hero. It’s growing on me more every time I listen too.
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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby sugarandcyanide » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:35 am

It's alright. I like everything but the melody of the chorus.
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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby Stace » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:48 am

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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby Blackbirddd » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:11 pm

I'm enjoying the song more with the help of the MV, this is by far their best music video :cheers

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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby Andy92 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:12 pm

Arctic wrote:For some reason this song feels like it would fit right in on Blackbird. I’m already way more hyped for this album than I was for The Last Hero. It’s growing on me more every time I listen too.

It definitely reminds me more of a song that would fit somewhere in the Blackbird - AB III era. I think it’ll make for a really fun live song.
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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby One Drew Remains » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:27 pm

Yeah. I wonder if we'll get an ODR type song or two as well. "Crosses fingers*
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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby Ubik » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:49 pm

Like the vid! Got some good Tremonti faces in there.
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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby cheesedip1 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:14 pm

The intro reminds me of "The End is Here".

Band sounds really tight on the song. No sloppy playing.

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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby Ubik » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:48 pm

Where do we reckon this'll slot into the setlist? In place of The Writing on the Wall early on?

A full third of their setlist is gonna be lead singles at this point.
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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby Andy92 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:18 pm

Ubik wrote:Where do we reckon this'll slot into the setlist? In place of The Writing on the Wall early on?

I’m hoping that’s the song it replaces. Never was much of a fan of Writing on the Wall.
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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby AB4Lyfe » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:32 pm

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Ubik wrote:Where do we reckon this'll slot into the setlist? In place of The Writing on the Wall early on?

I’m hoping that’s the song it replaces. Never was much of a fan of Writing on the Wall.


Since One Life seems like it’ll be the instrumental, I wouldn’t be surprised if they did One Life to start (probably over the PA system) and then get into Wouldn’t You Rather.
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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby MidnightToker » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:07 pm

AB4Lyfe wrote:
Andy92 wrote:
Ubik wrote:Where do we reckon this'll slot into the setlist? In place of The Writing on the Wall early on?

I’m hoping that’s the song it replaces. Never was much of a fan of Writing on the Wall.


Since One Life seems like it’ll be the instrumental, I wouldn’t be surprised if they did One Life to start (probably over the PA system) and then get into Wouldn’t You Rather.


I would much rather they actually play the instrumental. Seems kinda lame to blast a song on their new album over the PA when they are perfectly capable of playing it themselves.

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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby Ubik » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:35 pm

The one roadblock to One Life being instrumental is the "vocal melody" part in the announcement... but who knows, certainly something different about it given the length (still think it's weird they wouldn't have advertised having done their first properly released instrumental, so I remain unsure of its existence). But yup would make sense to open the show like that. I think it'd also be pretty good to open the encore as it's got a more positive vibe to it.
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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby The Dissident » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:55 pm

Based off the intro of the song I suspect One Life will transition into Wouldn't You Rather, it just seems so quick from the hitting of play that it can't not be something with a prelude of sorts

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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby AB4Lyfe » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:47 pm

Ubik wrote:The one roadblock to One Life being instrumental is the "vocal melody" part in the announcement... but who knows, certainly something different about it given the length (still think it's weird they wouldn't have advertised having done their first properly released instrumental, so I remain unsure of its existence). But yup would make sense to open the show like that. I think it'd also be pretty good to open the encore as it's got a more positive vibe to it.


Oh fuck forgot it’s not the instrumental :lol
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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby ToNsOFuN88 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:52 am

AB4Lyfe wrote:
Ubik wrote:The one roadblock to One Life being instrumental is the "vocal melody" part in the announcement... but who knows, certainly something different about it given the length (still think it's weird they wouldn't have advertised having done their first properly released instrumental, so I remain unsure of its existence). But yup would make sense to open the show like that. I think it'd also be pretty good to open the encore as it's got a more positive vibe to it.


Oh fuck forgot it’s not the instrumental :lol

Idk taking into consideration the length of the track, I'm still thinking it's instrumental with vocal melodies. As in, I doubt there are lyrics, but I bet Myles hums or sings "ahhh's" along to the instrumentation. Perhaps we might hear a "Myles choir" of harmonies?

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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby mirko.volpon » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:20 am

For me is better than the first single of TLH

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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby gbruin » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:16 am

Does anyone else hear a big difference in the quality of the iTunes download and the official video on YouTube? I bought the song on iTunes just after midnight (after panickedly messaging Ryan because it wasn't coming up when I searched for the song name in the store and it didn't come up :pout) and listened to it on my phone a few times and then in my car on the way home from work and was pretty bummed with the sound quality. It was really muddy and hard to hear the vocals and it all kind of roared together. But the YT vid that came out this morning sounds so much better. The YT version has so much more range and definition and clarity and sounds fantastic. I have played the two side by side today and the difference is pretty dramatic to me. Nearly all of the music on my iPhone is from uploading the CDs I buy so maybe I'm just not used to the lesser quality of the downloads from the iTunes store, or maybe that format is more susceptible to the modern wall of noise?

Or maybe I'm crazy?

Damn good song and great video, btw.
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Re: Wouldn't You Rather

Postby gbruin » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:17 am

Also, since the songs on this album are either Myles' or Mark's, rather than the usual mixing and matching of their various parts, I'm betting this is a Myles song, based on the lyrical content and the words (though there is no "deny" anywhere) and chorus melody.

Agree or disagree?
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