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Old 04-13-2011, 06:35 PM   #1
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Default Damien Rice & Melanie Laurent - Everything You're Not Supposed To Be

the first melanie/damien duet is on youtube...
I have mixed feelings about this... what do you guys think?



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Old 04-13-2011, 08:00 PM   #2
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since it leaked last week I've been trying to like it... but I don't...

Melanie, can you please go back to acting pliz
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:33 PM   #3
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mmm.... I kinda like damo's part, but the song it's meh
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:41 PM   #4
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yes, agree, the one thing that can be saved is Damien's solo part at the start...
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:50 PM   #5
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background music is terrible. hope he at least is touchin the boobs.
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:48 AM   #6
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I actually like it. Melanie's voice is not what I expected, but it is really nice to hear a male/female duet from Damien again. Their voices sound beautiful together. Melanie's part alone was dull, but it picked up at the end.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:28 PM   #7
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I'm so disappointed with all of the Mélanie stuff we've heard so far...
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:10 PM   #8
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I think the whole album sounds better than the stuff we've heard so far... It's not an album I'll listen to over and over, but it's a nice pop album... Better than a few albums other singer-wannabe actresses have released in the last few years...
and maybe it's me, but the songs she sings in French are better than the ones in English...

The other duet with Damien ("Uncomfortable") sounds horrible, I think... But the other three songs co-written/produced by Damien are not bad at all, "Pardon" and "Papa"... and "Il Fait Gris" is the highlight of the album for me (along with the two instrumental tracks) and I think many here would agree - it's probably the most Damien-esque song on the album, and it also has cello and Damien doing backing vocals...
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:27 AM   #9
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it"s cheezy
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:06 AM   #10
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...meh.

I'd like to hear a different females voice... melanie is kinda plain to me... I think it you sub someone else in it'd be a pretty damn good song. Maybe it'll grow on me... but for now just... meh...
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:34 AM   #11
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i don´t think its a bad song really... i like damien´s voice the most, but i´m getting tired of the "la la la... la" to be honest.

i won´t say a word about the lady... well, only that she hasn´t hooked me at all.

i also love the pic of damien on the video

ps: it is funny to read the comments on youtube... everybody seems happy that damien "is back", lol.
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Glo, I'm amazed you managed to sit thru the whole thing... I cannot listen to Melanie's voice for more than 2 minutes

and yes, the other duet, Unpardonable is probably the worst song off the album, should be re-named Unlistenable
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Old 04-15-2011, 06:50 AM   #13
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should be re-named Unlistenable
jajajajajajajja. Maybe the Damien Rice's face in the photo of the youtube video is taken from the final listening in the studio of the songs.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:17 AM   #14
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Glo, I'm amazed you managed to sit thru the whole thing... I cannot listen to Melanie's voice for more than 2 minutes
ahah you're too mean to melanie... try to listen again to the full thing with an open mind :P
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I'll check the entire album then!
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:15 PM   #16
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I think she probably came in with the lyrics but that he helped her write the music which I really like. A lot of folks here seem to get worried when Damo explores genres of music outside of his tried and true. I have the opposite reaction and think it only makes him all the more fascinating for his facilitation.

Personally, I find nothing wrong w/ this song at all: it's typically catchy, melodic, multi-layered and I'm apparently the only one here who loves her "non-singer's" voice. I find it both very striking, complex and rich in tone as well as emotionally expressive. Granted, voice has so much to do with taste and perhaps it's due to my being an actor, but I agree w/ Patsy Rodenburg that any voice that can provoke a strong emotional response is an effective or "good" voice. Mel's clearly done that on this forum.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:29 PM   #17
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I think she probably came in with the lyrics but that he helped her write the music which I really like. A lot of folks here seem to get worried when Damo explores genres of music outside of his tried and true. I have the opposite reaction and think it only makes him all the more fascinating for his facilitation.

Personally, I find nothing wrong w/ this song at all: it's typically catchy, melodic, multi-layered and I'm apparently the only one here who loves her "non-singer's" voice. I find it both very striking, complex and rich in tone as well as emotionally expressive. Granted, voice has so much to do with taste and perhaps it's due to my being an actor, but I agree w/ Patsy Rodenburg that any voice that can provoke a strong emotional response is an effective or "good" voice. Mel's clearly done that on this forum.
I agree with you in every single word. From the first song I loved her voice and style! I'm loving Damien getting out there and exploring. So far I have loved all of her songs and voice. Very well done.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:08 PM   #18
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I was wrong too. No idea whether this is one of the credited songs but I now believe that Damo co-wrote the lyrics in this and not just the music. It's especially apparent to me in the big hook/chorus (wonderfully convoluted construction of a negative framed as the expected positive) and the bridge which is classic Damo patter in the tradition of Face and Sand.
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:28 PM   #19
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can anyone write down the lyrics?
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:32 PM   #20
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can anyone write down the lyrics?

I walk away from you
For the first time
Strong.

And I did my best
To see it through.
Now I'm watching you
Just thinking
I'm wrong.

But I only wanted you to know
That I never wanted you to go.

I know I was
Everything you're not supposed to be
To someone that you love. (x3)

That you love, that you love.

You walk away from me
For the first time
Sure.

And you did your best
But you don't see
How free
It feels
Without you and me.

I only wanted you to know
That I never wanted you to go.

I know I was
Everything you're not supposed to be
To someone that you love. (x3)

That you love, that you love.

And I crash and I burn
And I toss and I turn.

I belong to you.

You provoked and you broke
All my dreams and my hope.

And I'm sitting still.

I feel trapped and alone
I thank God you are gone.

I sleep better now.

I feel free and I see
What you are without me.

I'm alive again.

I only wanted you to know
That I never wanted you to go.

I know I was
Everything you're not supposed to be
To someone that you love. (x3)

That you love, that you love.

That you love.

Na,na, na, na etc.

That you love. (x12)
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:43 AM   #21
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and damn it, looks like I'm wrong again and that Melanie herself did those amazing instrumentals that open and close the album, not Damien... looks like she plays piano
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Love Damien's part, with that passionate crescendo he does so well. But then Melanie kicks in and it just falls flat.

I'm with you Glo on the other duet - it sounds... messy. And not in a good way.
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:00 AM   #24
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i insist on the fact that she speaks rather than she sings. is it just me?
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I'm with you Glo on the other duet - it sounds... messy. And not in a good way.
I actually really enjoy the messy part. Makes the song much more interesting to me than the other songs. And I love the strings leading up to that part. Plus, Mélanie's voice doesn't sound as odd as in the other duet.

ETA: And the horns! I'm just a sucker for horns.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:38 PM   #26
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well, uncomfortable is way far from being one of my favourites songs but i don´t think it´s terrible at all. and i agree with you lina regarding the strings.

thanks glo for the song.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:24 PM   #27
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if this is what Damien wants to do fine...i just dont want to be subjected to it.....just average , stupid and embarrasing
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uncomfortable sounds another version of baby sister to anyone else?

i know he likes the ladies, but cmon damien.. put some credit to your art again!
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:01 PM   #29
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if this is what Damien wants to do fine...i just dont want to be subjected to it.....just average , stupid and embarrasing
I have to agree with you here, I feel quite the same. I dont mind him doing this stuff, but.... I dont need to listen to it just because it's Damien
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i like the music, DR's part, but I don't really like her voice!
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