I listen a lot when working on it.. Then usually don't.. Once in a while, I'll go thru some material, and cringe, 'oh did I do that?".. Other times, I'll find something years old. and not have thought a lot about it at the time.. and chuckle to myself that it was good.. Other times I listen to really old music I did.. And I can't remember doing it, how I did it.. and how I really might be hard pressed to recreate it.. (for me the technical aspects of kids, music software, virtual instruments governs that)..
To me, they are creations you generate.. Then you put it out in the world,, and it has some life, or gets forgotten.. Elton John once referred to his music as disposable like tissues, you use it, then toss it away, to be replaced by something new.
Paul McCartney was once asked about "Yesterday" (probably for the millionth time.. His response was 'Hey it's only a song"...
Thanks for the feedback!
I use MuseScore so the playback and sampling options are pretty limited unfortunately which might contribute to how sudden the change to piano in the intro sounds but it could probably still use some work regardless.