Connect With The Songs You Sing

Posted on: 19 February 2021

Every singer knows you must sing as if you mean it. For the song you're singing to resonate with the audience, they must believe that you mean what you're singing at that moment. To connect with the audience, connect with the song.

However, this is easier said than done. The circumstances under which you attempt to record a track are rarely the same as the circumstances alluded to in the song. A recording studio is a sterile place where professionalism abounds amongst the engineers, producers, and session musicians. If your making your music on your own and acting as both the talent and the producer, creating the emotional honesty that a song calls for is even more difficult.

Under contrived circumstances like those above, many vocalists need someone who can help them coax that emotional honesty out of a song.

Enter the Vocal Producer

A vocal producer analyzes the lyrics of a song to understand what it is about. Then, they look at your strengths as a singer and develop a plan to coax the required emotion out of your voice. If the song is about a sad ending to a relationship, for example, they may tell you stories about heartbreak or act extremely depressed around you that day. Or they may have you try to remember the first time that your heart broke. Then when you go to sing the song, you'll hopefully be able to emotionally resonate with the lyrics.

The vocal producer may also work with the music or track producer to compose and layer the vocals to make the track pop. Layering is the stacking of vocal tracks to make the voice sound thicker and stronger. A vocal and or music producer can create some incredible effects with layering. For example, one early innovator of the technique is Marvin Gaye. Many of his songs are even more amazing when you consider that every vocal in the song is sung by himself.

Finding The Emotional Core

The ability to sing in key and with a pitch-perfect voice is fantastically helpful. Being technically proficient at something always helps. The voice must fit the genre, however. In most modern music, emotional honesty trumps vocal perfection. Listeners want to feel what the vocalist is singing, not be mesmerized by the capabilities, with practice, of the human voice.

Even if one's singing ability isn't fabulous, one still has huge potential as a vocalist. Modern digital audio workstations and melody-specific software can correct pitches to make the recorded vocal track sound better. What the vocalist must do is develop the ability to create emotional honesty in your singing voice at any time. A vocal producer can help with that. Contact a vocalist producing service for more information.