This post is proudly brought to you by a comment left by the lovely Mia (high-key make sure you check out my girls blog, she’s all I inspire to when I grow up despite the fact that I’m older), who made me aware of a song released by the YouTube, SimplyNessa15.
My friends. It’s a whole, entire bop.
I was super duper skeptical when Mia suggested the song to me. I wasn’t sure, because for as long as I can remember, there hasn’t been a song released by a YouTuber that I genuinely liked. They’ve all been really overdone, overly mixed and auto-tuned and most of the time, it’s easy to figure out that they’ve only really released a song in the first place, because they have the following to ensure it’s somewhat successful with their fan base.
That said, I don’t watch Vanessa’s YouTube videos. Sure, I know who she is, and sometimes her video pops up on my ‘recommended’ bar, but I don’t think I’ve ever watched a video of hers in my life.
Meditate, is a great song. What I would commonly describe as an absolute tune.
If you’re into RnB and hip hop, and honestly, incredibly smooth female vocals, check out this song. Since listening to it after Mia’s recommendation, I’ve added it to at least three of my playlists, and showed quite a few friends.
Oh, and the break down 2 minutes in?? Insanity.
It’s become a bit of a favourite effect of mine, layering pitch shifted vocals to create a really deep, heavy second lead beneath the original, I’ve tried it a couple of times and it always adds the extra ‘oomf’ to a song, regardless of whether it’s just one line or the whole song.
Vanessa pulls it off perfectly, and hearing that break down towards the end of the song made my jaw drop and ensued the obsession with the song.
That too, the music doesn’t suffer in order to make her sound good. In my experience with YouTuber’s releasing their own music regardless of the fact that they aren’t singers in the slightest, it always comes off a tiny bit cheesy, because the music has to be sacrificed a bit in order for the vocals to sound good. It’s so harsh, and I feel a tiny (tiny) bit mean saying it, but it’s what I’ve come to expect.
The era of Troye Sivan releasing bomb as hell music while simultaneously keeping his YouTube channel alive has obviously come to a steady downhill close, but I am all for Vanessa to take that spot as of now.
Definitely give Meditate a listen. I’m so glad I did.