My incredibly talented sister and I decided to do our rendition of “Never Enough” sung by Loren Allred in “The Greatest Showman”.
Vocally, the most difficult part of the song was the very last “for me”, this fragile feathery little C-note of a thing, treacherously teetering on the scales of Anubis against cliche human desire (because it holds that much volume, as you’ll hear in the bloopers). Piano-wise, playing the “string” of quavers (pun intended) took me ages before I got a take not mistakenly slipping into that irritating, weak D when playing the Ab/Bb/C/Eb in octaves. But, thoroughly enjoyed the quaver/triplet/sextuplet progression runs in building intensity as my sister repeatedly belted and held that exhausting Eb. Whew, I think even after having listened to “Never Enough” for well over 100 minutes worth of time, this majestic composition is so deserving of every second of it. We hope our version does it somewhat justice!
I have Twitter. I deleted the app years and years ago on my iPhone, but once in a blue moon, I’ll open up my laptop and type in the embarrassing password my best friend & I devotedly created in our fangirling tween years. You’ll be greatly relieved to know my priorities on Twitter have swung around wildly; I go on to see what my favourite authors, astronauts, and scientists are up to in life (amongst all the irritating weight loss detox tea giveaways). No more broody, vague two-word tweets and a very carefully crafted emoji triad. Just full-on stalking now…
Man, that doesn’t sound much better.
What was I trying to get at? Oh, right – my Twitter bio. It’s one of my favourite quotes, one from Cassandra Clare’s “City of Bones” by the witty Jace Herondale: “…declarations of love amuse me. Especially when unrequited.” Yes, yes, I know; riding the cynical high horse. But just like Jace, it’s with a saddle of irony…and this leads me to my cover of Dodie Clark’s adorable song, “Would You Be So Kind?” Even though I haven’t properly played the ukulele since Year 9 or so, it’s one of those instruments that go easy on you. On a random note (F# minor haha ha ha get it, because it’s not a chord in the song, I swear I have friends), I really like Tom Holland’s dog, Stella. Anyways. I hope you have a beautiful day!
Aaaaaaand I’m back. I’m so incredibly sorry for the hiatus…again. It’s just been such a beautiful summer, and I definitely enjoyed getting lost in it. Get ready for a bunch of posts next week!
So, you may know I really appreciate the work of Shawn Mendes – so much so I hightailed it as soon as we left the exam room to go into London to watch him. Hence, it should be of no surprise that my extremely talented friend and I decided to do our rendition of his song, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”. If you roam through my YouTube channel, you may see we’ve done past covers together, filming with an iPhone propped up on an old music stand. To have her amazing cousin come film & edit such a crazily high quality production was thus a bewildering privilege we were not used to – check out his blog: https://mathmasonfilm.wordpress.com. Anyways, we truly hope you enjoy!