3. Maria

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June 15th, 2018, 11:26 am

My only complaint is the MJ sample is TOO loud at times. But I love the vocals/the song idea itself, it's amazing.
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June 15th, 2018, 12:32 pm

This is song is a masterpiece. Period. Must give credit to Ye on the production. It's impeccable
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June 15th, 2018, 1:05 pm

This song is so poorly mixed. The sample is grating af.
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June 15th, 2018, 2:32 pm

10/10
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June 15th, 2018, 4:08 pm

ok, this KNOCKS.
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June 15th, 2018, 7:17 pm

This should have been the first single and not Accelerate. It'd have created big hype and buzz.
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June 15th, 2018, 7:51 pm

Why does it sound like her vocals aren’t mastered on this track? It’s bugging me. I keep playing it trying to get into it.
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June 15th, 2018, 8:02 pm

RaY RaY wrote:
June 15th, 2018, 7:51 pm
Why does it sound like her vocals aren’t mastered on this track? It’s bugging me. I keep playing it trying to get into it.
What do you mean by that?

Maria is actually the best song I've heard EVER! :love:
And I mean it literally.
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June 15th, 2018, 8:09 pm

StrippedLotus wrote:
RaY RaY wrote:
June 15th, 2018, 7:51 pm
Why does it sound like her vocals aren’t mastered on this track? It’s bugging me. I keep playing it trying to get into it.
What do you mean by that?

Maria is actually the best song I've heard EVER! :love:
And I mean it literally.
It’s very hard to explain. Like they’re not blended with the music. I’m still trying to get used to it. I figured maybe it’s a Kanye signature?
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June 15th, 2018, 8:10 pm

This is a true career highlight tbh
Madonna / Beyoncé / Róisín Murphy /Grimes / St. Vincent / Years & Years / Arcade Fire/ Björk / Florence + the Machine/ twenty one pilots/ Halsey / Queens of the Stone Age / Christina Aguilera
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June 15th, 2018, 8:17 pm

It’s the best Christina’s song ever! I’m just blown away! A masterpiece!!!!!


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June 15th, 2018, 8:46 pm

SinceDayOne wrote:
June 15th, 2018, 12:32 pm
This is song is a masterpiece. Period. Must give credit to Ye on the production. It's impeccable
Came here to say the same. They fucking murdered this one. It’s on point. I got so many chills with the sample, the intro, her emotion. This is the main track of the album, definitely.
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June 15th, 2018, 8:53 pm

Also, I love that there’s no conventional structure or chorus to this song. But when the “oh my lord..” chants start, I completely lose my shit. especially when the drums come back in. Ugh. SO GOOD.
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June 15th, 2018, 10:21 pm

ok. this song grew the fuck. on me. After listening to it multiple types I finally get the genius of it. I think it REALLY hit me when i was trying to figure out why the use of the Michael sample in relation to song. The it hit me......The symbolism of lil MJ, whose calling out for lil Maria, Christina, the lil girl who just wanted to sing and make music, nothing else. From one iconic child prodigy who grew up in this dark industry to another. Saying "oh Maria, you are the only one, is like he's low key passing the torch from one vocalist/artist/genius to another. Calling to her from his grave, in his most purest voice, to get back out there and do what you were born to do no matter what happens, cause only she can do it. You're destined for greatness. It's kinda eerie when you think about it. Gives me chills. IT'S GENIUS. Love it now!
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June 16th, 2018, 1:04 am

Enter The Circus wrote:
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THAT BASS HITS SO. FUCKING. HARD.

Can you imagine jamming out to this in the live concert? :shook: :shook: :shook:
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Kanye did that.
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June 16th, 2018, 4:33 am

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June 14th, 2018, 10:17 pm
Where, where, where is Maria?
Why, why, why don't i see her?

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Y'ALL ARE KEEEELING MEEEE. :roll:
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June 16th, 2018, 4:45 am

It's definitely my favorite song off the album. It's perfect. The vibe, the lyrics and what's the most important - her voice. It's a pure perfection and one of her best songs ever. Kanye West proved once again that he's the one of the most talented producers on earth. It's making me so emotional and I couldn't ask for more.
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June 16th, 2018, 5:29 am

I really want to love this track, but the sample is grating to my ears.
Luckily, it's only distracting on the first verse. It blends better with the rest of the song.
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June 16th, 2018, 6:21 am

One of my favorites...but I kinda hear what that member said about her vocals not being mastered. Idk...like when the beat drops she says i wanna feel IT...it doesnt sync right to me. Like if it needed another take from her. Also the bridge has michaels voice cut off twice. Cant tell if its intentional or not but it bugs me lol.
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June 16th, 2018, 7:36 am

Teddie wrote:
June 16th, 2018, 6:21 am
Also the bridge has michaels voice cut off twice. Cant tell if its intentional or not but it bugs me lol.
I'm not sure of this, but that sounds very Kanye to me. I've heard him sample a well known song and dissec it as a music track, not voice. It's like he's purposely making it sound rough and manipulated, as if he was some sort of live DJ scratching samples.
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June 16th, 2018, 1:01 pm

I actually live for that loud sample. Especially before the outro, when MJ and Christina sing “don’t keep on running away” together.
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June 16th, 2018, 2:53 pm

Thiago wrote:
June 15th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Came here to say the same. They fucking murdered this one. It’s on point. I got so many chills with the sample, the intro, her emotion. This is the main track of the album, definitely.
Word! :shook:

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Moreover, let's not even start on the bridge. :cry:
[Bridge: Christina Aguilera]
Oh my lord
Can you take away this heavy load?
I can't carry it anymore
I'm callin' an angel, where is my saviour?
Oh my lord
Can you take away this heavy load?
I can't carry it anymore
I'm callin' an angel, where is my saviour?
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IT'S HAUNTING!

Michael-bridge and Christina's 3rd verse aswell.
[Verse 3: Christina Aguilera]
Can you hear me callin'?
My whole world is fallin'
I can't see ya, oh, I need ya
Can you hear me callin'?
My whole world is fallin'
I can't see ya, oh, I need ya
Don't keep on runnin' away (you keep on runnin' away)
Don't run away, don't run away, no
Don't run away, don't run away, no
Don't you keep on runnin' from me
Don't you keep on runnin' from me
Where, where, where is Maria?
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June 16th, 2018, 2:55 pm

Melissa wrote:
June 15th, 2018, 11:26 am
My only complaint is the MJ sample is TOO loud at times. But I love the vocals/the song idea itself, it's amazing.
That's true, it can be a bit painful to the ears. :nod:

But it's good kind of pain. :O :roll:
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June 16th, 2018, 6:07 pm

RaY RaY wrote:
June 15th, 2018, 8:09 pm
StrippedLotus wrote: What do you mean by that?

Maria is actually the best song I've heard EVER! :love:
And I mean it literally.
It’s very hard to explain. Like they’re not blended with the music. I’m still trying to get used to it. I figured maybe it’s a Kanye signature?
That's the issue I'm having too. I love the beat and I love her vocals/lyrics but they sound like they should be separate tracks.
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June 16th, 2018, 10:32 pm

I’m truly obsessed with this masterpiece.
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June 16th, 2018, 10:45 pm

David LaChapelle was at her listening party yesterday and I just couldn't help but hope they work together again and this song was the first that came to mind. Omg, imagine.
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June 16th, 2018, 11:49 pm

Oh Maria..This song was almost perfect. Its like 99.9% there. There is just one or two select parts where the MJ sample is far too distracting over the legends vocals and I have no idea why everyone in the room producing this song thought that sounded great because it doesn't. Its jarring and too much/too often. A little restraint could have meant the absolute best track on the album and possible the best track in years of her career. Irritates me because I love this song soooo so much except for these few tiny parts.
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June 17th, 2018, 8:53 am

I like the lyrics and her melodies, but the production sounds too cluttered. Her voice seems drowned in it, instead of rising above as it should
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June 17th, 2018, 9:14 pm

Great song but I just don't see the public embracing the song.
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