Let It Go

Finally updating the blog again instead of doing my homework and also eating soup. Hahaha random but yeah now you know exactly what I’m doing^^

So after seeing Frozen this song stood out as the best in the entire movie.

Everyone in the youtaite community had been covering this song so I jumped on the bandwagon and followed suit.

Idina Menzel being the amazing beltress that she is , made this song so passionate but so difficult to emulate.
The song starts out so low and ends so high.

I originally began singing this quite lower and sounded quite boy like and i didn’t really like that because it didn’t quite fit the character so I started using a lighter , higher tone. With the lower tone I hit the low notes better and was able to achieve a bit more emotion but the transitions to high notes was really hard and sounded very unnatural.
Singing higher made the high notes easier and the transition better but my character/emotion sounded flat because I was focusing so hard keeping the character voice.

Needless to say , this song was so hard. I had done at least 50 takes for this , no kidding. For some reason some parts would perfect in a take but the rest would not be so good.

Eventually I had sung this song enough I found a happy medium between the high and low and managed ti get some decent takes. I am also very sure no one in my house wants to hear me sing this song ever again.

So my friend 4@4 mixed this for as a favour I had asked of him. He did a great job making this sound so professional and I’m sure his ears died from listening to me belt so much.

I just want to point that for someone who doesn’t really know to belt , I did a pretty good job. All that time spent listening to Broadway music finally paid off XD

As far as acting goes , I tried to picture myself in Elsa’s (the character who sings this song) shoes. In a way I sort of understand this song this song as well. I can relate to it on a certain level. I mean we all have insecurities and this motivates you to open up and “let it go”.

Also I rewatched the sequence for this song so many times , because the animation is so pretty!

Hearing myself singing these songs just reminds me of how much I do not have a classically pretty princess type of singing voice. I tend to sound tomboyish and I like my voice it makes me unique but it also makes me wonder what would my covers sound like if i had a different tone.

So enough rambling , enjoy the song , I will keep making stuff and letting you guys hear it , I got some really good stuff coming and I hope you like it! Also I’m almost at 2oo subs on youtube what should I do to make it special?

Oh yeah and singing this song so much made me a little crazy so this happened.

https://soundcloud.com/annamibananami/let-it-go-opera-version

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Knot or Not

Sorry its been awhile since I last updated. Life is just keeps getting in the way. But I am trying to keep up with this blog , recording covers , doing my homework and working all the time.
I really need a new job by the way since they aren’t giving me the hours I requested. i said just give me weekends and yet I’m still working there days a week and its totaling 22 hours a week. I think I’m gonna fall over soon.

But anyways this cover I made a long time ago and never got around to mixing it till now.
I had originally asked someone to duet this with me but they never gave me a script nor practiced it. We kinda stopped talking as well. I’d still be willing to do it with them if they messaged me but I was kinda let down by them. I know they are busy but why’d you agree to do it , if you weren’t gonna go through it….

This song is so pretty. Its written by an english vocaloid producer named Aki Glancy. She goes by the name EmpathP. She uses English Miku so well. But yeah she is American and was the character designer for the English vocaloid Avanna. She is an amazing artist and musician. not only does she compose but she writes beautiful lyrics as well.

I literally fell in love with this song. Its so sad but so pretty. I also like how simple it is. I added some harmonies to it aswell. The instrumental just worked so well with the the 3 part harmony. My favourite part is the harmony at the end. It just sounds so full and balanced. Its also gives the song a nice climax as well.

I really enjoyed covering this and it fit my voice so well and utilized a lot of different parts of my voice.

Also this was my audition for a chorus. I was asked by the very nice Maria Lee to audition. The requirement was to sing a song in english and Japanese but this song has both so it was perfect and since I had it recorded already i thought why not.

I’m not sure if i’m in the chorus but I’ll update as soon as I know and I’ll post again later this week , with another cover since I have another to write about. Until then enjoy the cover!

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Love is an Open Door Duet

Hi guys , I’m been busy with starting college and working , I haven’t had much time to record let alone update my blog but I’ll do my best to keep it up. Don’t worry I won’t disappear.

So my duet partner from the duet battle last year 4@4 randomly messaged me to sing with him again. At the time he sent me this song I actually hadn’t seen this movie but I had heard of it since everyone on my twitter wouldn’t stop talking about it or singing the songs.

So me and 4@4 sang the duet “Love is an Open Door” from Frozen which is is favourite song from the movie and its adorable. I really enjoyed the movie , it was another really good Disney movie and the amount of Broadway talent made me so happy. I have always hated the fact that Hollywood always casted actors who can’t sing in singing roles. there is a whole crop of musical theatre actors who can sing and act and I just think the quality of work would just be better if they used them. So thank you Disney!

Bobby and Kristen Lopez wrote the music for of my favourite musicals called Avenue Q so after hearing the music , I knew instantly why I instantly loved it!

I tried to use my msucial theatre acting to portray the character but I’m not sure if its perfect but I tried. 4@4 surprised with how well he fits this song and I really liked singing with him. I hope we work again in the future.

Anyways I will probably be uploading some more covers laters this week , so make sure you look out for them , mp3’s are always in the description except for this song , I will send it , if asked though.

Still trying to finish up some duets , mix some other covers and learn new songs but I am not full of time much these days but I hope you keep supporting me. Enjoy the cover guys.

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