Can YouTuber’s Become Musicians? I Mean, Yeah…

Hello friends.

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.

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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.

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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.



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7 thoughts on “Can YouTuber’s Become Musicians? I Mean, Yeah…

  1. This is really interesting! I used to love Youtubers but I find recently that YouTube as platform has become so fake & so repative that if one YouTuber does something another will follow. I think people like dodie & Emma blackery (sorry only youtubers I could think of lol 🙈) though genuinely like music & do it because they like not because everyone else is. Really great post! will check Venessa out ☺️

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    • Thank you! I’m the same, I’ve become particularly selective of who I bother watching on YouTube. I think it’s because with how lucrative and popular YouTube has become as an actual job, it’s become and more and more saturated meaning we kinda have to sift through a lot of crap to find any decent content. That said, when we do strike gold, it’s always so great! I’d love to hear what you think of Vanessa’s song! x

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  2. This is suuuuch a good idea, it’s always such a strange feeling to see people you’ve grown up watching on the internet become artists – sometimes it doesn’t always work but for the most part I think it’s a great platform to begin on! xx

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    • Cannot take credit, obviously Mia put me onto it but I was so interested by it!! It’s definitely weird to see people you’ve watched as YouTubers becoming artists, but when they do it as well as Vanessa has it works so well! x

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  3. Thnak you for the shoutout girly 🙂 Honestly I WAS JUST AS SHOOK AS YOU! Vanessa’s channel is like guilty pleasure watching so I was expecting NADA from her music (because like you said… Youtuber music is usually trash) but this was suuuuuch a bop! I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on it girly, great post!xx

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    • No problem gal! And count me shooketh…I’m not a huge fan of the long ass story times which is all I ever really saw when her videos popped up so I’ve never watched anything from her channel but I am HERE for her music!! xx


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