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Starting the Adventure with Em Rossi – Part 2

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As the second day began, I could tell the song was already beginning to find it’s magic. The morning was spent with Ryan and I working on synths and percussion. I walked around the studio space with Ryan as he opened drawers filled with an abundance of instruments, everyday objects, and many other things I could not tell you the name of.

One of the greatest things about being at Bear Creek is the peace it brings. There are no cars, no neighbors, no TV, or internet to distract you. The song that was being made was the sole focus inside the old converted barn. We slowly added the needed sounds here and there to encompass the bones of the track.

In the afternoon, multi-instrumentalist Kimo Muraki arrived and began his work. Starting on horns, Kimo kept grabbing different kinds of horns one after the other building an entire surging horn section by himself. Coming back into the main room he then picked up Ryan’s guitar and started trickling notes here and there on the pre-chorus. I will forever be jealous of his instrumentation. It’s always an incredible feeling when you hear how elevated a song becomes when the right sound is added onto it. It’s the feeling you get when you finally find that puzzle piece you’ve been searching for hours for.

The second main day of work on “No Longer The Same” was finished. After everyone had left the studio and my mom was in the treehouse on the other side of the property, I sat alone at the piano. There was nothing like that feeling of sitting at the piano bench entirely alone in a barn at midnight.

Don’t miss out on Part 3!

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Sing “Azucar Amargo” with Pedro Capó

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Sing “Azucar Amargo” with Pedro Capó

Pedro Capó is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and musician, he is also the grandson of the famous singer Bobby Capó from the 1940’s who was memorable for his Latino pop songs which featured elaborate, dramatic lyrics. Safe to say Pedro is following the same road in keeping the Latin music alive and fresh.

P.S. HBO latino is bringing you an exclusive special with Pedro! DO NOT MISS: PEDRO CAPÓ: EN LETRA DE OTRO  on August 11th at 9PM! Sneak peak trailer below :)

Sing “Azucar Amargo” with Pedro Capó

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Sing “I Swear” with “All-4-One”

Sing “I Swear” with All-4-One

 

The American male R&B band, All-4-One, is all for Smule with their 1994 hit single, “I Swear.”  If you went to school dances in 1994 then you know that the night wasn’t over until “I Swear” was played as everyone’s favorite slow dance song.  The song went viral as they were America’s new favorite boy band after The New Kids On The Block tapered off.

Separately, the band is made up of talented artists: Jamie Jones, Delicious Kennedy, Alfred Nevarez, and Tony Borowiak, but together they are one.  The group has sold 22 million records worldwide and has been awarded a Grammy for their pop single, “I Swear,” and an AMA for their song “So Much in Love.”

All-4-One is still going strong to this day.  They never broke up and still interact with their fanbase.  It’s time to bring back one of America’s biggest pop acts and most loved boy band.  Join All-4-One for a duet in the Sing! By Smule app to harmonize to the words of “I Swear.”

 

Join All-4-One now on Sing!

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#SingwithSFOpera with 4 new partner artists

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It’s that time of year where we celebrate all-things Opera-related here at Smule! Every year, San Francisco Opera takes over the entire AT&T Park to give our lovely city an opportunity to Sing-along to Opera on the giant screen. Over 30,000 join in to sing “Take me out to the Opera,” with Smule Sing! running on the jumbotron. This also happens to be the largest group performance on Smule Sing! to date.

In addition, last year we put together this montage video of Smule Sing!ers from around the world joining in with San Francisco Opera’s Irene Roberts on “Habanera” from Carmen by G. Bizet!


 

Join in this year and sing with the artists below! :)

Ildebrando D’Arcangelo as Don Giovanni and Sarah Shafer as Zerlina from Don Giovanni by W. A. Mozart 

Sing with IIdebrando or Sing with Sarah

 


 

Ellie Dehn as Musetta from La Bohème by G. Puccini

Sing with Ellie Dehn


 

Pene Pati as The Duke from Rigoletto by G. Verdi

Sing with Pene Pati

 

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Sing “Down” with Marian Hill

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Sing “Down” with Marian Hill

Marian Hill is an America tag-team who produces songs influenced by R&B and electronic. They have been around since 2013 making music and debuting singles. More recently, their song “Down” got featured on an Apple commercial featuring Apple 7 and AirPods with Lil Buck dancing to the song.

Additionally, this is the first time on Smule we are featuring both the singer and a live composer. SO AWESOME!

Sing with Marian Hill here! 

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Smule Presents: Daniel Loeillot

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Last year we ran a program called Smule Presents for a year – where we highlighted our talented users through music videos to showcase our users in their creative light alongside working with the Smule Studio production team led by Alyce. You can find those videos here. During one of the last videos we presented, we flew him on alongside with 3 others around the globe to sing a mashup of two songs. You can find the video here (it’s pretty amazing.) This was a mash-up of “One Call Away” and “Love Yourself.” Over the new couple months, we will post all of the four individual videos we made while they were here (so maybe, more mini- Smule Presents)!

 

You can find their experience on Smule Presents here!

 

First up: Dan Loeillot! He has been on the app for almost 3 years and he resides in Paris where he performs. He generally sings a combination of R&B, rap, pop and deep soulful music. His music video was made on the song, “Apologize” by One Republic as a dedication to his friend.

1) Why did you pick the song you sang? 
I decided to sing this song because when I was young, my best friend Eric used to play it on the piano and I would be singing singing. Now he lives in Australia, and I miss him a lot, this video is dedicated to him.

2) What challenges do you see as an upcoming artist? 
The artist lifestyle is a challenge itself. The best challenge for me as an upcoming artist is to create music, be on stage and make my family proud of me.

 

3) What is your favorite kind of style to sing? 
I am a huge fan of 90’s R’n’B ballads, like Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men kind of style.

 

4) Who is your inspiration?
Tori Kelly is such an inspiration for me. I always watched her videos since the beginning.

 

5) How can people follow you?
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