My background is rock, and later CCM, but I'll sing pretty much any genre, as long as the song moves me. All of my vocal covers are authentic one-take live performances. I don't fix mistakes in post or use pitch correction. I'm more about trying to capture a moment than I am in perfect technique or making a studio production.
To me, the MTV Unplugged version of "Black" is the definitive version of this Pearl Jam classic, so that's what I attempted to recreate here but using the studio music. Honestly, this rendition is about 95% of what I was trying to achieve, but I wanted to get it done in one day and didn't feel like doing another take. lol So, this will have to do. lol But that's not being self-deprecating; just the perfectionist in me knowing I can do better and have... just not on the day I decided to record. lol I still think this particular take is very good, though, and I wouldn't have put it out there otherwise. Anyway, yeah, this is an authentic one-take live performance, and I hope you enjoy!
Oh, and if you're wondering why I'm sitting instead of standing... well, first to make it look different than my other videos... second, because I sing best in my car, so why not try to recreate the conditions in studio... and third, Eddie Vedder was sitting in the performance I'm trying to emulate here, so it just seemed right.
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