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Seal - Kiss From a Rose (2019 vs 2022) Vocal Cover

DiegoDiego Moderator, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 1,150
Hey guys,

Hope you are well.

Just wanted to quickly share a little comparison between my old cover version and my new cover version after 3 years of singing development (also worked on my mixing and overall sound). I am very satisfied with how my work is turning out :).

I believe my new version is a semitone apart or so? If you want you can listen to the 2019 version first and then the new one.

Hope you enjoy.

Cheers!

2022 VERSION


2019 VERSION


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Comments

  • VocalityVocality 2.0 PRO Posts: 1,574
    Hi @Diego

    Had a listen to both of your covers 2019 was really good, so much improvement in the latest 2022 cover you have so much more control vocally smoother tone sound and all round much improved professional performance.

    Awesome progress Diego great to hear your improvements

    George B)
  • DiegoDiego Moderator, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 1,150
    Hi George! @Vocality
    Thanks for listening :). I really appreciate your feedback.

    Will continue to improve!
  • JoshuaJoshua Member, Enrolled Posts: 85
    Dude, there's no comparison! Great work! One of my favorite songs.
  • TerenceTerence 3.0 Streaming Posts: 147
    Joshua said:

    Dude, there's no comparison! Great work! One of my favorite songs.

    I agree with @Joshua @Diego but if you do compare there must be two dozen improvements that add up almost a completely different voice. The first version is impressive since you were able to power through the hard parts. On the latest version it sounds like you're enjoying the hard parts!

    Any tips or milestones you'd like to share about your journey? Also, what's your current workout routine?
  • DiegoDiego Moderator, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 1,150
    edited December 1
    Thanks guys! @Joshua @Terence

    I appreciate the comments. As for any tips that I'd give is to record yourself in even small clips and to listen back when you sing. In one of my messaging apps (Whatsapp), I send voice clips to myself all the time of when I want to sing and listen back. I listen back to my voice a lot and give myself feedback.


    This is just today for example. Even if it's small clips I always like to see how I'm doing. And of course, I do this every day, sometimes even up to 3 hours if I have time after uni and work (I get carried away).

    I've learned so much from listening to other professional singers. The more you listen to good and bad voices and try learning from it, the more you start understanding how your own voice works. Once you map that out, that's when the REAL fun starts. You start to experiment and reach countless dead-ends until you land in that placement where you say "AHA!". For instance, I used to listen back to my recordings on my phone and realized that my headvoice really needed improvement since it felt really disconnected and kind of airy:

    Thanks to that, I was able to start trying different ways of tackling head voice. One day I was playing around with it and I hit a spot in my voice that I never really explored before. What I thought was my head voice, was actually my falsetto. That's why it sounded so disconnected! I kept that same feeling of placement I had in that moment and started using it a lot more. Hence, why my head voice in this recording of "Kiss From A Rose" is a lot stronger.

    I believe running into those dead ends and eventually moments of realization and improvement are one of the most satisying things and what makes singing so interesting to me. Additionally, it is also those failures which make you a more well rounded singer.

    Once again, I got carried away with my answer. I do hope this helps in some way :).

    -Diego

  • TerenceTerence 3.0 Streaming Posts: 147

    Very thankful you took the time to share these thoughts, @Diego ! That you remain so diligent in recording yourself is remarkable and obviously fruitful. I also appreciate the way you seem to have taken what you've learned and become your own vocal coach which I'm learning is necessary no matter how much great info Ken brings us.

    If you hadn't shared your head voice weakness, I wouldn't have known. But, no doubt your HV is much improved on the second version. I suppose that gives some insight as to why you had to push through the high notes on the first version, whereas you float into them in the second.

    The dead ends you're talking about are starting to get obvious but am thankful they are way beyond where the journey began. There are many great singers to learn from now, and I also find myself not listening to some that I've learned should not be considered role models.

    Question for you: in addition to greatly strengthening your head voice, it seems you've stretched chest voice height enough now to sing just about anything. Would you say stretching your chest voice even further is of any importance to you now or are you now focused on nailing down those items you find by recording yourself on various songs?

    Again, thanks for taking the time to share your journey!
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