Great feedback guys, thanks so much.
I’ll put some more time into trying out your suggestions at some point!
Even though you didn’t particularly like it, I’m really happy you thought the track had a ‘live’ sound, because that’s exactly what I tried to achieve. Whether or not that was a good choice remains to be seen, but at least I did that right
With some of you mentioning the drums I’ll definitely have a look at them again. I’ll probably end up changing to another kit entirely with more top end attack to make it more defined and less of a mush. It doesn’t seem to achieve what I was after.
When you say
That brings me to the lack of bass. There is a pad drone going on but not sure
if that is your pseudo-bass/bottom or not. So, for me, this domain
is undefined, like the tune has no anchor."
Can you clarify? Do you mean you’d like more rhythm or melody from the bass, or just more low end in the mix?
I actually experimented with a delay on the vocal during the chorus, and found it didn’t work very well with the reverb I have on the backing, but if I’m changing that up I could very well bring that delay back in