Probably the most ambitious cover ever from newly created cover group Tsuki No Uta!
Tsuki No Uta is currently composed of 8 vocalists from Canada and the USA.
Song: MOON PRIDE
Anime: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal
Original artist: Momoiro Clover Z
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My husband Mark (from The 404s Improv Comedy Group) insisted we record that song…
And we did it!
Don’t we look cute together?
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
I have wanted to cover that song for the longest time!
I was a fan of the original “fan-made” Papillon Rose anime (~2004) which was a very candid parody of Sailor Moon, Versailles No Bara and Utena. The concept was licensed and a new team created a TV series of 6 episodes. This new anime was poorly received due to the low quality of the animation and a shallow storyline. “Papillon Rose” quickly dissapeared from the radar and was never heard of again.
Just like most people, I did not enjoyed the TV series but I really enjoyed the new and catchy opening theme “Hikari no Kizuna” performed by Kaoru Kido. I kept the karaoke file for almost a decade until I decided that I had the vocal range to finally cover that song properly (I tried many times before but failed to produce satisfying vocals).
It is with a mix of bitterness and happiness that I am releasing my cover of “Perfect-Area Complete!” – opening theme of the anime Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu and originally performed by Jpop singer Aso (Asou) Natsuko.
I recorded the vocals for that song more than a year ago after I was told that this song would be featured on an anime cover remix album.
Time passed by and the life circumstances of the artist in charge of the project changed and it was obvious, despite a very promising song sample, that the song would never be remixed and fully completed for official release. Finding out that the artist had also un-friended me on Facebook few weeks ago was the turning point in my decision to recover these vocals and release the song myself. Afterall, I had worked over 16 hours for the initial recording and mixing of those vocals and I couldn’t just let them sit on a back up drive. I am no fan of unfinished projects and I had to bring closure to that one before moving on.
That being said, I am already working on my next song and have also decided to release the full “enhanced” version of “Sayounara Musume yo”, an original song that was composed last year.
ENJOY!!! (and please, don’t be shy to comment on the youtube link and subscribe to my channel)
I had started to work on this cover right before leaving Japan and was hoping to finish the recording and mixing upon my return.
There it is!
Nice challenge to cover such amazing high energy songs like Tears Breaker. This is really this kind of songs that brought me to Jpop in the first place.
I wanted to do this cover for a long time, so I asked my friends Priss (VAA veteran) and Clara (Irulanne & Friends and G-idol winner) to sing the song with me
There are projects that takes time but its all worth it when you see and listen to the final product.
Few months ago, I recorded vocals for a duet with fellow Jpop cover singer “Rae” for the song STARDUST MELODIA, originaly performed by CEUI and used as the second ending of the anime Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon. The song has a nice “Yuki Kajiura” feel to it and I liked the challenge to cover such a difficult song with a seasoned Kalafina cover artist such as Rae.
Meanwhile, I have also auditionned for an Anison Chorus group called the Althaea Project and was accepted along 9 other Jpop cover singers. With my upcoming trip to Japan, I recorded my lines right away and I am really looking forward the group’s first release!
Note that Stardust Melodia is also available for download (see menu above), on Soundcloud and on Rae’s youtube account.
I have been performing this beautiful song during my Jpop/anime shows “Animusica” and “Animusica 2.0” but had never took the time to properly record it.
There it is!
“You are my love” originally sung by Japanese seiyuu Yui Makino from the anime Tsubasa Choricles Reservoir. Because a karaoke was never released, my music partner Philip came out with this beautiful piano instrumental. I am trully blessed to have been able to record such an emotional and meaningful song.
Hope you can enjoy it as much as I do!
I had also recorded a “test version” of the same song back in February 2012 after I had suffered a severe voice lost (the first in over 5 years!) over the Holidays. It kind of gave my voice a nice raspy tone though
I was listening to my 2012 Singing Demo that was featured on the right corner of the website and I was like… I can do better than than! lol
That is why I worked on a new song mix with some of my favorite recordings but also the new ones from last year and early 2013. The goal of this singing demo is to show all my “different” voices and styles, my vocal range as well as my skills in 3 different languages (French, English and Japanese). Who knows, someone may be interested…. I have also used exclusively photos from live performances to demonstrate that I am an expenrienced live performer and that I can take on any stage with lots of presence and charisma.
If you were wondering, the songs performed are the following:
1. Arcane from Ave;new
2. SMILE from My Little Pony Friendship is Magic
3. Garasu no Hana from Ikkitousen Dragon Destiny
4. Danzai no Hana Guilty Sky from Claymore (Riyu Kosaka)
5. C’est La Vie from Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
6. To Be Free from Ami Suzuki
7. Inori You raise me Up from Romeo x Juliet (Rena Park)
8. Carry On from Sailor Moon the NA English version
9. New Horizons from Heileen 3 writen by Matt Myers
10. Sayounara Musume Yo from Irulanne x Philip Rivard x Michael Dapello
11. My best Friends from The Fandub4Luv Sailor Stars Fandub
12. Sora wa takaku kaze wa utau from Fate/Zero
13. Yume no Kawa from AKB48
14. Stargazer from Gundam
15. Arrietty’s Song from The world of Arrietty (Cecile Cobeil)
16. L’amour a prit son temps from La Guerre des Tuques/The dog who stopped war (Natalie Simard)
17. Synchronicity from Tsubasa Chronicle (Yui Makino)