Don’t let assumptions on the traditional instrument roles limit your decision making when it comes emphasizing which instruments should be strong and which ones should take a step back. It is not always about the vocals has to be loud or the bass having the thump, and so on and so forth. Don’t set them on autopilot what you need to do is understand their individual roles. Start by understanding your song and ask yourself how should it feel. Then you might just realize how to space each entity to support the entire song. Because sometimes things aren’t always what it seems.