At this point, I’ve made most of my mixing changes, but if I go back, I’ll definitely give that some consideration. For my prior song, I’m thinking of changing the key as well - for the first half, anyway, since the second half fits the male register fairly well.
You’re also right about “monotony warning” here. I’d considered sticking in a solo instead of a third verse, but went with the full verse instead. It’s clocking in at 4:00, and adding a bridge would only make it longer.
So adding key change to relieve having to hear the same thing again is a great suggestion.
The only excuse I can give is that I was just relived to have gotten lyrics for all the verses, and wanted to get it mixed and out the door.
… Which is a terrible reason.
It’s good to get nitpicks - I do it all the time, and I asked for them.