Showing posts with label Smule. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smule. Show all posts

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Zombie by Sarah Afshar


 
Zombie is one of those hauntingly sinister songs that sends a message so beautiful, you find yourself lost in translation. The song was released in Fall of 1994. I was only 13 years old when the song came out. And still today, it remains to be a wonderful song. Written by Dolores O'Riordan herself, the song sends a powerful message about political trauma.
 
I read that The Cranberries were offered $1 million from their record label to work on another song and O'Riordan ripped up the check (and checks were big before bank deposits back in the early-to-mid 90s) and worked on releasing Zombie immediately.
 
I was a huge fan of Dreams, so I wasn't sure if I would ever like the song, but when I heard it, I just knew that it would be a song I would not only love, but appreciate. In fact, I love it so much I had to cover it.
 
Check out the video above. If you cannot see it, simply click here to listen to it. Listen with headphones.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Zombie (Piano) by Sarah Afshar


 
Zombie is about political expression. The message is so clear and the fact that Dolores O'Riordan refused $1 million just so release this amazingly epic song proves how iconic it really is.
 
I decided to cover it, as I found myself on Smule once again this evening. The piano version adds a very hauntingly beautiful appeal that you can't get with the original as it is more of a ballad versus the original, which is more upbeat.
 
Check out the video above. If you can't hear it, just click here. Remember to listen with headphones.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Numb (Linkin Park) by Sarah Afshar

 
Chester Bennington was a man with a voice and a message. A voice so huge, he always shined his story through his songs. When I first heard Numb, I thought it was incredibly beautiful. From Linkin Park's Meteora album, the song is about living up to the expectations of others so much, you have become lost (or numb) in life. It depicts a strong message of giving in to others, but losing yourself along the way.
 
The message also portrays a person who tries so hard, but fails them self. And as much as they disappoint others, they are disappointing themselves more becoming so lost, they are numb to everything around them. This is exactly what this song is about.
 
I decided to cover the song using my own spin. If you cannot see the video above, just click here to listen to the song. Sounds much better with headphones.
 
RIP Chester Bennington
(March 20, 1976-July 20, 2017)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Love Runs Out by Sarah Afshar

Love Runs Out by Sarah Afshar in the style of OneRepublic. Yes, I took the liberty of recording this song several hours ago from my iPhone via Smule app. I used the Super Pop filter which is exclusively available to those who are VIP members of Smule. I tried something different with the song.

The song is a great fusion of rock, soul, funk and pop rolled into one tune. I've always loved and appreciated OneRepublic for their strong ability to cover an array of genres and making them work. I am a fan of many songs by them, but Love Runs Out is one of my favorites.

To listen to the song, just click the arrow in the video below...
 
 
If the video doesn't play, to listen to the song, simply click here right now. #SMULE

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Chandelier by Sarah Afshar


 
When I first heard Sia sing this song, I was astonished. I just fell in love with the song. And as eccentric and unconventional as the video is, I really like it. Sia is truly a musical genius, in my opinion. Every song she creates is magic and really complements not just her style, but the artist's style too. She's written a lot of great songs by some of the best singers too including Christina Aguilera.
 
In my opinion, Chandelier embodies all of the things you love in life. It is as free-spirited as freedom gets. The song tells a story that embraces life, love and liberation.
 
If you can't see the video, simply click here to listen. Make sure you are wearing headphones.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Perfect by Sarah Afshar


 
The moment I heard this song, I just loved it. Everything from the melody, harmonizing and composition to the lyrics themselves. I can see why this song is very popular. It's like a modern "Unchained Melody" and Ed Sheeran sings it so beautifully.
 
And if I am bragging, in my honest opinion, this song is one of the greatest love songs from past until present. It is in the same league as some of the greatest hits that even existed before we existed. I don't think there is anyone on earth who doesn't love this song. And if they don't love it, they appreciate it in some way.
 
Check out the video to hear my latest collaboration with ADD3H, who sounds amazing. If you cannot hear it, just click here. Remember to listen to this with headphones.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Only Hope by Sarah Afshar


 
 
Only Hope is one of those Christian rock songs that really makes you want to listen to Christian rock music. When I first heard this song, I was a senior in high school. It was originally performed by Switchfoot. I thought the song was beautiful; however, I really loved Mandy Moore's rendition of the song because of her character in "A Walk To Remember" which is a wonderful movie.
 
I had a wonderful time covering this song and putting my own spin and soul to it. I added some rock and some more soul to make it roll. I hope you enjoy.
 
If you cannot listen from the video above, simply click here now to listen to my cover of Only Hope. Make sure to listen with headphones.