Hey everyone! Hope all is super well
So my band decided just this Monday we're going to cover the timeless Africa by Toto at a show we are playing this Friday. We had never played it, so we threw together a quick rendition of our own and are shedding it for Friday. Monday night, we all sat on the back porch and sang the song softly to get the harmonies down, in which case there was definitely a push required to get to the high lead vocal in the chorus "It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you...." but I was doing it without much of a hitch. When we went back inside and laid the song out as a full band, it was a lot different belting, but I still pulled it off. I went through it a few times by myself later that night. I gave the track a whirl this morning (Granted I didn't warm up) and had much more difficulty with it. I'm honestly not sure what that note is ( I wanna say an Ab4? Maybe 5?) But it's sustained through the whole chorus essentially on the lead vocal. I think i may be closing too much as well as not compressing enough for it. I'm trying to get it loosened up a bit by Friday though, a bit of a time crunch for sure. Anyone have any tips for sustaining that high note, especially with a bunch of consonants in there?
Thank you all!