It’s exciting to add lots of layers during the writing process but there comes a point where the track may be sonically full but lacks direction or a focal point.
Never underestimate the power of creating space in your music.
Reduction rather than production can often be the key to helping elements shine and expressing an idea.
I like to listen through the track and mute anything which doesn’t contribute and you’ll find that the track gains focus again.
This especially works well for transition points where a change in dynamics is welcome.