Fatherjohn, on 23 March 2011 - 05:39 AM, said:
It's probably as simple as the high pass filter setting being particularly high. It sounds like they've simply rolled off below 300-400Hz on the lead vocal. It's a strange decision to make for that song, given the other frequency content going on. Like, I get it for Orange Crush or Monster songs or anything with fat heavy guitars or other instruments hogging and occupying that frequency space, but that track is already sparse. It needed the baritone freq's for gravity. It's all personal taste I guess.
Milsean Cady, on 23 March 2011 - 08:11 AM, said:
I'm in agreement. I've used the phrase "keening wail" to describe Michael's vocals many a time, but haven't really felt that lately, though he comes close and does a great vocal job on CIN, in songs like "Oh My Heart" (Chorus), MMBMBAI, ("Send me off to sleep") and parts of Walk it Back, though I think he comes dangerously close to a cheesy croon.
I disagree, I don't think he was going for gravity, I think that would have made for a really one-dimensional interpretation of the song.
The phone voice, the echo and the repetition [lyrically and musically] are what give this song an edge and take it some place interesting. I think I've become slightly obsessed with "Everyday..." and how it fits into the themes on Collapse Into Now.