11. I Don't Need It Anymore (Interlude)

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June 13th, 2018, 10:44 pm

I Don't Need It Anymore (Interlude)
Written by Christina Aguilera
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Regrets collect like old friends / Here to relive your darkest moments
I can see no way, I can see no way / And all of the ghouls come out to play
And every demon wants his pound of flesh / But I like to keep some things to myself
I like to keep my issues strong / It's always darkest before the dawn
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June 13th, 2018, 11:33 pm

it's probably the only interlude that I felt that it wasn't really necessary.
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June 13th, 2018, 11:47 pm

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it's probably the only interlude that I felt that it wasn't really necessary.
For real.

At least include the drums from Accelerate's intro, or just don't bother?

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June 14th, 2018, 12:50 am

This is literally Sick of Sitting’s reprise.

SoS = Stripped Intro
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June 14th, 2018, 1:14 am

Feels out of place for me, maybe before SOS, but not before Accelerate :scratch:
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June 14th, 2018, 2:46 am

this leading into Accelerate is fucking BLISS for my ears! Absolute genius placement. Y'all are insane. :noway:
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June 14th, 2018, 2:46 am

So I said it in the Dreamers' thread. This really needs to be after SoS and before Dreamer's to have any kind of real transition for Dreamers. The jump from SoS to Dreamers to FIL is so abrupt it's kind of jarring. I feel like this would lessen that and the "change is in the air" could help lead to Dreamers. But then there needs to be something else between Twice and Accelerate because that's pretty abrupt too.

Also, I do like this. It sounded like something when I first heard it and I'm still trying to figure it out as I'm typing... like it's really bugging me because I know I've heard this rhythm before. I will come back and post when I figure it out.
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June 14th, 2018, 3:28 am

ITS YOUR THING. DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO.

That's what it reminds me of, the second part of this interlude. So glad I figured that shit out because it drives me crazy when I can't figure out stuff like this.
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June 14th, 2018, 3:51 am

Lorehn wrote:
June 14th, 2018, 2:46 am
So I said it in the Dreamers' thread. This really needs to be after SoS and before Dreamer's to have any kind of real transition for Dreamers. The jump from SoS to Dreamers to FIL is so abrupt it's kind of jarring. I feel like this would lessen that and the "change is in the air" could help lead to Dreamers. But then there needs to be something else between Twice and Accelerate because that's pretty abrupt too.

Also, I do like this. It sounded like something when I first heard it and I'm still trying to figure it out as I'm typing... like it's really bugging me because I know I've heard this rhythm before. I will come back and post when I figure it out.
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June 14th, 2018, 7:39 am

This one feels unnecessary to me. She should've fleshed it out more or something. Like, I don't get the point of it.
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June 14th, 2018, 10:43 am

This was actually sampled in SOS. I don't get why it was placed so far from it.
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June 14th, 2018, 10:49 am

Wish this was the formula for Sick of Sittin cos it could work as a full song. Weird intro for Accelerate though.
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June 14th, 2018, 11:19 am

Okay I've been saying that there's no filler on this album and that's true of all the full songs, all of which I like, but this interlude just feels out of order on the track listing for me. The track itself is fine (I don't have a problem with its quality) but in terms of song order this is the only one on the album that feels like a weird fit where it's been put. Maybe it will grow on me but on my first few listens it just seems like a strange and disjointed transition in to Accelerate. The rest of the album all flows together beautifully so this stands out quite a bit for me.

What makes it more odd is that this interlude was clearly inserted at track 11 to provide a bridge from Twice to Accelerate, probably because Xtina felt those two songs don't flow together. So the whole purpose of it's inclusion here was to improve the flow of the record. But honestly, even though Twice in to Accelerate may not be perfect, I find that combination way less jarring than the transition from I Don't Need It Anymore to Accelerate.

I experimented with playing the Liberation intro then immediately starting Accelerate once it finished and IMO that combination works much better for the transition...but then that would mean moving Liberation away from the intro to the album, and I love it as a mood-setter, so I'd be reluctant to advocate that...so idk.
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June 14th, 2018, 11:50 am

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June 14th, 2018, 12:30 pm

Another great interlude
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June 14th, 2018, 1:11 pm

Amazing!!
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June 14th, 2018, 2:42 pm

This is like Stripped Intro Pt 2 to slide us into Sexxtina. Also this interlude works well to explain that she doesn't need all the pain she expressed in Twice and is ready to f*ck it up and have fun (i.e. Accelerate). I think it works really well. Ties the sound of SOS better into the album too. I love it.
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June 14th, 2018, 2:47 pm

WHY IS THIS SO SHORT!!!!!

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June 14th, 2018, 7:38 pm

The placement feels off, but it's not a bad intro.
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June 14th, 2018, 7:52 pm

Would have been better before or after SoS. I didn't really need this interlude , but I skip most interludes anyways.
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June 14th, 2018, 8:16 pm

The placement before Accelerate is weird, but damn the soul in those harmonies.

Truly wish they’d have made a full song out of it
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June 14th, 2018, 9:21 pm

I don't know what to think of this tbh... I like it but I also find it a bit unnecessary. Mmh.
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June 14th, 2018, 10:16 pm

Just realize the lyrics are from SoS lol
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June 15th, 2018, 12:43 am

SparklingRose wrote:
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The placement feels off, but it's not a bad intro.
Yep. It just feels out of place within the album.
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June 15th, 2018, 1:15 am

I like the production and don't mind the lyrics.. But what was that transition into Accelerate? :noway: They should have started fading the drums before the next track starts. It feels so chopped.
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June 15th, 2018, 1:43 am

Truly KOSMS teas. Wish this is a full song tho.
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June 15th, 2018, 4:26 am

Feels unnecessary, or at least the placement is off.
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June 15th, 2018, 4:37 am

I could do without it
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June 15th, 2018, 8:47 am

ziggy wrote:
June 14th, 2018, 2:46 am
this leading into Accelerate is fucking BLISS for my ears! Absolute genius placement. Y'all are insane. :noway:
MTE. I love this one! it's like she's summoning all the energy in herself for Accelerate.
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June 15th, 2018, 11:38 am

Strange placement, but I love it. I wish it was longer.
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