Let It Go (Frozen cover!) by ME! :)
I’d love to know what you think. I know this song is probably better suited towards a different type of voice, but I absolutely love this song and I adore Elsa and Idina Menzel and wanted to cover this for ages. So here you go!
» It’s Time (Imagine Dragons Cover)
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Acoustic cover of Imagine Dragons’ “It’s Time”. Piano, guitar, keyboard, vocals, and harmonies all performed by me.
Me testing out my new mic by singing about 3/4’s of Let It Go from Frozen (everything but the bridge and final chorus because I’m under the weather)! Still messing around with levels to get the perfect balance. And my voice is a bit scratchy from a cold right now but I was too excited to NOT record something!
alright, here’s a little treat since you’ve all been so lovely about pressure point. this is a preview of a song I’m working on from John’s POV. i’m not even sure if this is what it will sound like in a few days when i revise and add and change lyrics, or if it will even be on the piano in the end. but it’s a much more tender song than pressure point. let me know what you think so far! hopefully the full version will be posted soon.
oh and some lyrics, lol.
you were just an empty chair
and i was left ot sit and stare
it’s scary how it all just went so dull
i had to learn to feel again
i had to learn to start again
you were just an empty chair
i would have followed you into the flames
i would have followed you if you’d only stayed
but you left me here so broken
and you left me here to mourn
oh you know it’s true
i would have followed you
A Johnlock song from Sherlock’s POV
it’s the start of a story
the first written words
you and I against the world
our hearts racing in our veins
the two of us, the thrill of the chase
I had you right next to having more
but you weren’t ready to open that door
we fell apart
but we’re coming together all over again
the harder you press, the louder it pounds
like a drum beat in my head
you’re my pressure point, you’re my pressure point
you’re my pressure point (repeat)
but I’m not yours
they cut off my life line
they found it like a prize
uncovered my ruse, broke through my disguise
I thought that maybe you would wait
but she found and you found her
and I was too late
This was a one take recording because I think that if you try to tweak your performance too much, it doesn’t sound natural enough and I can get too in my head. One of my all-time favorite songs (and artists!). The lyrics are phenomenal and I hope to one day be as amazing of a songwriter!
Full cover of Bette Midler’s Wind Beneath My Wings. Acoustic guitar, piano, vocals, and harmonies by Justine.
I think this is the most I’ve ever done for a single song recording! Wow. It took quite a long time to record, but I’m proud of myself for it. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed singing it.
This will be my semi-finalist song for The Voice of Mcdonalds. I’m being flown to Chicago on Tuesday to record this in a studio and make a video for it! Please wish me luck!! Follow my journey at http://justinebenoit-music.tumblr.com.
so… surprise! this is my competition song. I picked it from a short list of possibilities they gave me. obviously this is my amateur at home recording, but I am playing both piano, guitar, and doing the harmony part. I opted to not use a back track and do this instead! I had never played this on the piano, so under pressure, during my session with my vocal coach today I sat down and made up a part. this was the result!
I fly to Chicago next Tuesday to record this in the actual studio.
this is unfinished. the vocals stop after the 2nd verse, but the guitar and piano instrumental that I made keep going.
because I value my followers and your opinions, I thought I’d ask how I was doing on this so far. I AM SO EXCITED TO RECORD THIS FOR REAL THOUGH!!
so, once again (with more instruments and a lower key, as requested by my coach since he likes my throaty sound or something), the Wind Beneath My Wings. :)
me singing The Wizard and I from Wicked. I found out my mic has much better clarity if I turn the volume down on it. :) I actually find this song arguably more fun and difficult to sing than Defying Gravity, but maybe that’s just me. I just love how adorable Elphaba is in this song, and I really tried to put my own quirks into it. thanks for listening! hopefully you guys like this one too?
me singing Defying Gravity from Wicked! this song is just a little too big for my mic, unfortunately. I wish the quality were better on the big notes, but hopefully you can get the idea (I’ve wanted to be Elphie for ages, ugh). any other Wicked fans on here?? :)