I went to see Disney’s FROZEN with my family last week-end.
We absolutely loved it. And so the beautiful songs.
If you haven’t heard it by now, the main theme song for the movie is called “Let it Go” and is performed by Idina Menzel, who plays the tourmented Snow Queen Elsa. The movie had been out for only a few days that covers had already started to pop-up on Youtube, due to the karaoke version being readily available on iTunes.
In the back of my mind, I also wanted to cover this extremely challenging song – but it kind of discouraged me to know that I would had to take and accept criticism for my French accent coming through my vocals in that potential cover. This is when I found out that France had also released their own version of the song with the French release of the movie. It took me 2 days to learn, record and mix my vocals, and one additional day to polish the song and make the video.
I covered difficult and challenging songs over the past few years but nothing like that one. I accepted ages ago that I was not a “belter” (you know, think Christina Aguilera, Lea Michelle, Charice…) and to just make the best of my voice with what I had – and by happy with it. But covering that song gave me back some vocal confidence I had lost along the way. I am aware my cover is not perfect but how could it be when I am recording in an office, with below-standard recording equipment, a laptop and Ntrack Studio? Disney artists spend days in professional recording booths, with vocal coaches and highly paid sound engineers who can work little miracles with whatever comes out of someone’s mouth.
All that to say that I am pretty proud of myself