I thought I'd share this one on the main demonstration thread instead of my own practice thread as it represents a major change in my style vocally. I've always loved this song but I never had the skills to sing the chorus properly without belting it and taking away all the lovely subtleties...until KTVA. Today, it really finally clicked in terms of balancing the engine of the diaphragm with releasing into head voice. I've always belted in the 3rd and 4th octaves, but singing this involved controlling it all within the 3rd octave, singing it with much more precision and ping than I ever had before. There's a few duff notes here and there, and I'm not 100% on the head voice/blending thing yet but I do know that this song is literally the first time I've properly projected these notes using resonance rather than pure volume. I also sustained a really clear note for 20+ seconds (faded it out manually in the mix) using practically no air and solid compression!
My tone too sounds radically different; much lighter and sweeter, but not as thin and weak as it would've sounded a year ago. Much as there's mistakes I need to sort out, this is just a demo run that I mixed down a little more clearly as I was happy overall with the vocal. Let me know what you think and if you can offer any advice if you hear any major screw ups. I know I'm not modding my vowels correctly at times and I'm gradually unlearning my bad habits so that I can 'reprogramme' the right things this time, but I may well have some blind spots that you can help with.