Yesterday’s vocal session for a video game theme song went rather smoothly. It’s a real pleasure to work with people that know exactly what they are doing. John Rodd was the engineer (google his name to find out his massive resume). Nori was the composer, skyping in from Japan for the session. The game is coming out in Japan. Aubrey Asburn (google her as well) was the other singer. She’s got a great voice for this stuff. Then me doing harmonies and additional vocal stuff.
At one point in the middle of the session John mentioned something about how quick it was going and what a pleasure it was. I responded with, what are you not used to singers that can sing? He answered with: No Comment. It was great for a laugh. At another point he complimented both Aubrey and I on our pitch and vocal quality. Means a lot coming from a seasoned cat like that. A definite and nice surprise to get compliments like that.
The evening was spent moving things out of the bedroom to get the floors ready for sanding tomorrow. About to have the floors completely finished by Monday. It’s great to finally see this stuff all coming together.
What’s the real surprise? I got a message out of the blue on Facebook. A message from a woman that I knew in grade school. She’s now married with 4 kids. But she wrote me to say how handsome I was and wondered why I wasn’t attached to anyone (I’m thinking that means married). Why was it a surprise. Mostly because we haven’t spoken since grade school. And the fact that I had a crush on her. After a brief email exchange, I let her know that I’ve had someone I wanted to marry, but it hasn’t worked out. That was a real nice capper to a good day.
Oooh and I almost forgot… I got my official artist profile at Ping on iTunes!
Today’s song is something that is a bit of a technology wondering. It’s a new type of music video that allows you to pick and choose where the visual goes while the song is playing. The song is catchy to boot. Plus with things going in a positive direction, I feel the message of Keep Your Head Up is a good one.
It’s an interactive music video. It’s a cool concept. The only real drawback at the moment is the amount of time it takes to load even on a fast computer. They’re gonna have to get that kind of thing figured out in order for something like this to take off.
Musically it’s pop. It’s fun. Andy has a good voice and carries the tune extremely well. I like the rhythm of the vocal. The hook of the chorus is definitely catchy. The Oo’s and the Eh’s are a bit stronger than the line itself, but that ain’t a bad thing. The song is well served by the video. Press play above and see what it’s like. Enjoy and go get yourself some Andy Grammer.
PS – if the video link doesn’t work, go here: Keep Your Head Up