Rebecca Mayes Muses: Halo Reach

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Lovely song, but where is the actual part about Halo? Call me crazy but I think these songs were originally meant to have a video game theme.

Xombee:

Pallindromemordnillap:
Yet another ballad with a repetitive chorus...sigh...Whatever happened to wanting to try new things?

You are the halo you are the divine sung twice is repetitive? I don't think you know how to song.

It's said five times. Each time in the exact same way. I don't think you know how to count. Or spell

Wow, your songs have really gotten better since you started posting them with more time in between. This is probably my favorite so far, not due to how it reflects the game, but marely on its own merits. The soundscape is amazing is amazing and the lyrics are really inspiring. This just made my day!

Pallindromemordnillap:

Xombee:

Pallindromemordnillap:
Yet another ballad with a repetitive chorus...sigh...Whatever happened to wanting to try new things?

You are the halo you are the divine sung twice is repetitive? I don't think you know how to song.

It's said five times. Each time in the exact same way. I don't think you know how to count. Or spell

WARNING: OFF-TOPIC DISCUSSION THAT WON'T LAST LONG
I like your taste in music
What bands do you like?

WOW! O_O What a beautiful call to greatness. *applause*

Can't listen right now, but nice to see Rebecca back.

Aye. Shine on and shine like you do. Cause your the only one of you~

I like it.

Great. I loved it.

Really good work, speaking as a someone who neglects Halo entirely, this manages to be a great song entirely without reference. Congrats on one of your best songs since RE5.

I'm a sucker for layered vocals.

While I can't say I always enjoy the music here, the video usually is pretty interesting and so I'll watch it. This time, however, I felt the video was the weakest of any of her videos that I've watched. The images weren't of great quality and... I dunno, just weren't interesting to watch. About halfway through I just opened another window while I listened to the song. Now, the song I enjoyed! It's probably one of my favorites. However, I'm just curious - was there a time crunch or something for this video? Were you too busy playing to do an actual video? Just that this didn't seem up to the general quality of them.

Blueruler182:
Oy... Okay, great music, good message if overdone, but what in the fuck does this have to do with Reach besides having Halo as it's title? I mean, Rebecca, you make good music, but I have yet to hear a song that doesn't just use the game's title as a jumping off point for some other message, completely diverting from the material you're dragging your audience in for. The exception is the hate message you sent Yahtzee, and that's, honestly, your best song because of it.

But, like I said, good song. If it wasn't supposed to be connected to Reach it would have been great.

I said it once and I'll say it again...

Where does a girl with a completely average voice and average look, go? Of course to a gaming website/forum; one that holds hordes of male geeks/nerds.. it is a piece of cake to generate a fanbase here. She has a passion for making music (and does it well in my opinion), so she writes a song, makes a passing reference to a gaming title, whacks it on the escapist, sits back and enjoys the compliments.

I'm not a fan, but I watch/listen, because I love the site. I don't suppose we have any budding males who would like to take a pop at writing some gaming related music? Let's see if it gets the same results.

This is a VERY good one Rebecca.

For some odd reason it did speak to me inside.....strange.

Beautiful song, liked it a lot.
Did any one else think it was about getting out away from the game and being good at being yourself rather than being in the game?

was interesting, not quite sure what it had to do with halo aside from the 4 images/video clips

but...still good.

I loved the song. Anything that makes me think about things more than I normally would is good in my books.
I don't quite feel the same about the slideshow-style presentation, though. I liked the intermittent graphics and such, but it still doesn't resonate quite so well as changing setpieces and costumes and brocoli.
But I suppose a girl's only got so much time on her hands...

I've previously said my liking of a Rebecca Mayes song has a lot to do with how much she likes a game. Apparently that isn't true. Apparently how much I like a Rebecca Mayes song depends on how good a flowing undertone the music has.

Becks, I really liked how this song can be added to the list of songs with multiple interpretations. I've yet to play Halo Reach, but I have heard how it places the player as a one of many and it is interesting to see your musical take on that.

Please keep up the good work.

Oh look, it's the same song for the 15th time. What a shock.

I was afraid you got cancelled or something. Glad to see your still here :)

I'm not exactly sure what I heard. But I do know that it was absolutely fantastic. Great song, and shows why the Escapist keeps you. You have one hell of a talent.

I really needed to hear that just now. It was loverly

The music was fine, but those JPEG Artifacts were driving me crazy.

EDIT:

Tadd:

Blueruler182:
Oy... Okay, great music, good message if overdone, but what in the fuck does this have to do with Reach besides having Halo as it's title? I mean, Rebecca, you make good music, but I have yet to hear a song that doesn't just use the game's title as a jumping off point for some other message, completely diverting from the material you're dragging your audience in for. The exception is the hate message you sent Yahtzee, and that's, honestly, your best song because of it.

But, like I said, good song. If it wasn't supposed to be connected to Reach it would have been great.

I said it once and I'll say it again...

Where does a girl with a completely average voice and average look, go? Of course to a gaming website/forum; one that holds hordes of male geeks/nerds.. it is a piece of cake to generate a fanbase here. She has a passion for making music (and does it well in my opinion), so she writes a song, makes a passing reference to a gaming title, whacks it on the escapist, sits back and enjoys the compliments.

I'm not a fan, but I watch/listen, because I love the site. I don't suppose we have any budding males who would like to take a pop at writing some gaming related music? Let's see if it gets the same results.

Have you heard of MiracleofSound?

Fucking beautiful.

<3 your work!!! =D

I wept.

Thank you.

The speech was a thing of beauty, and the music you chose to put it to gives it an ethereal quality that helps the message. It is very reminiscent to me of Sarah McLachlan's take on the prayer of St. Francis. That said, though, I think this should have been released to the site on its own merits rather than trying to link it to Halo: Reach. The song doesn't really feel like a review of the game or an ode to the tragic backstory that it is trying to tell, and trying to force it into that shell takes away from the music's potency in my eyes.

In short, beautifully done... but don't try to shoehorn a piece into a specific mold just so it fits a preconceived notion for what music you should be trying to put on display here. Let it speak for itself.

Snowpact:
This could very well be the best piece you've written so far for the Escapist. It's intriguing, inspiring and, in some way, positively haunting.

I agree. Very, very good.

ghii3:
Three messages saying the same thing in a row ^
Bad sign, Rebbeca

I like the way you've conveniently missed all the positive responses. Voicing your opinion is one thing but placing yourself in a vocal minority or negative segment of the commenters and then claiming it to be a 'bad sign' is rather stupid.

Beautiful song, no need to get Halo's stink all over it. :(

Do not be afraid to be the greatest, it is through your light that other may be great.

Not a big fan of halo, but im a fan of heroes. Good song, rebecca

Pallindromemordnillap:

Xombee:

Pallindromemordnillap:
Yet another ballad with a repetitive chorus...sigh...Whatever happened to wanting to try new things?

You are the halo you are the divine sung twice is repetitive? I don't think you know how to song.

It's said five times. Each time in the exact same way. I don't think you know how to count. Or spell

Yeah? You think I didn't write that on purpose? You're dense boy-o. I'd nit pic at your syntax and grammar too, but that's stupid and not on topic and only stupid and not on topic people do it.

Nothing wrong with a chorus that repeats itself, that's what choruses are. If there are small variations in a chorus, that's okey. If it's the same, that's fine too. I think you don't know how to song.

I don't think I'll ever stop being amazed by how insightful Ms. Mayes' songs are.

Pallindromemordnillap:
Yet another ballad with a repetitive chorus...sigh...Whatever happened to wanting to try new things?

I ask that ever time I attempt to give her another chance.

Maybe I should just give up.

Ugh. The chorus made my ears bleed. Just the way she said "you are the halo..." Ugh.

Replace Rebecca with Brentalfloss please.

Watched it. I actually enjoyed it a little bit... but only the parts from the speech, the parts that you added seemed pretentious.

Also, please stop trying to tie your songs into games, it's not working. I'd respect you a lot more if you did this off your own back rather than using the gaming culture as a spring board, especially when you take things from a game universe out of context.

The chorus didn't change very much, the second voice in the last run through altered it enough to make it bearable. the "YOOOOU" however broke flow and sounded fucking tortured, not something I would ever reccomend someone to do.

Also, the use of the images... I understand what you were going for, it's an art style that I appreciate, however it only works if you put a lot of effort into it, which you obviously didn't.

TL;DR
stop using games as a spring board.
work harder on making your lyrics flow.
put more overall effort into your work.
go for less shallow themes, I could find a hundred songs with the exact same meaning that weren't ripped from a Nelson Mandella speech.

Yep - this is my new favourite song, and I don't even Play Halo.

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