Vocal Cover – Black (Pearl Jam)

I’m not a huge Pearl Jam fan… I mean, I like their music, but I think I sing a lot of their songs because the vocal register Eddie Vedder sings in is comfortable to me.

It’s always fun to watch myself afterward and see the weird facial expressions I make when I sing. ¬†I tried to improvise at the end and couldn’t find the timing… oh well. ūüėõ

Vocals were recorded with my Rode NT1a mic.

Vocal Cover – Jeremy (Pearl Jam)

I recorded these¬†vocals to a karaoke backing track in 2010. ¬†I remember that I had a cold at the time and I’d been coughing a lot, so that helped me get the raspy sound in my voice.

When I listen to this now, I think about¬†all of those years in radio and doing voice acting, and how they’ve¬†conditioned me to try and enunciate my words clearly… which¬†–¬†if you’ve ever heard Eddie Vedder sing¬†– you’d agree¬†is the opposite of how I should¬†have¬†sounded¬†in this song. ¬†ūüėõ

Vocals recorded with my Shure SM-58 mic.

Vocal Cover – Epiphany (Staind)

I’m quite certain I didn’t do this song justice. ¬†I spent more time trying to create the perfect bass reverb for the vocals than actually doing a satisfactory job on the vocals themselves.

There are some really pitchy¬†moments, and I was screaming some lyrics when¬†I shouldn’t have (which caused my voice to crack toward the end).

At any rate, I wouldn’t dare try to sing this song live at a karaoke bar. ¬†ūüėõ

Vocals recorded with my Shure SM-58 mic.