SONG REQUEST 50% HP Challenge Week 9! - Winner: @karelysk89 (Duet with @clairemobey)

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Hello everybody on HIVE, and especially the Music Community. My name is Jasper and I'm writing (and singing) to you from Cape Town, South Africa!

I have decided to start a challenging series of posts! BUT I Need your Help!

This is the challenge I'm setting myself every week: I ask for cover song requests on the MUSIC community, and then pick a favourite song to learn and post a live video of me attempting it. The person who asked for the winning song then gets 50% of the post rewards in HP!

I have been holding onto this week's request for many weeks now, waiting until I finally got to see my friend @clairemobey again! She's the person that I usually perform in public with when I get the chance. We are both songwriters, and so we have a funny habit of singing covers with "cover hats" on, so that the audience knows when we are not wearing hats that the song is an original! We have carried that tradition over to our HIVE videos now!

This week's winner is @karelysk89, who asked for the iconic beautiful song "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls.

Here is the original video:

This is a song that is actually quite disappointing to play in standard tuning and to sing alone... it then becomes very difficult to carry across some of the things that make the song so special.

In the original, the band uses guitars in standard and alternate tunings, as well as a mandolin, to really have a broad spectrum of choppy strumming sound. My best bet for conveying that was to retune my guitar from EADGBE to DADGAD...

And then there is the energy of the vocal performance... I am really glad that I had @clairemobey there to help me by adding her energy and range to mine!

So thank you very much @karelysk89! For picking this week's song, you get 50% of this post's reward in HP!

Thank you @clairemobey! For helping me sing this week's song, you get 20% of this post's reward in HP!

NOW READER, perhaps next week is your turn? Please give me some suggestions of cover songs you would like me to try next week, and maybe you'll be the winner next time!

See you Next Week!

Lyrics to "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls

And I'd give up forever to touch you
'Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
And I don't want to go home right now
And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
And sooner or later, it's over
I just don't wanna miss you tonight
And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am
And you can't fight the tears that ain't coming
Or the moment of truth in your lies
When everything feels like the movies
Yeah, you bleed just to know, you're alive
And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am
And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am
And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am
I just want you to know who I am
I just want you to know who I am
I just want you to know who I am

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: John Rzeznik
Iris lyrics © Scrap Metal Music
https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Goo-Goo-Dolls/Iris


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Greetings and blessings friends! Beautiful duo and excellent voices. Congratulations!

 4 days ago  

My friend, I need you to listen to this other great musical genius. I don't know if it's the style of music you like. I really liked the way he inspired the productions of each of his songs. If you didn't know him, I introduce him to you 🤘

For sure, it would look great on you

Oooooh Sting! Lovely choice!

I cried with emotion when I heard them sing for me and everyone, they are wonderful beings of light, that is my favorite song. They made my day become something wonderful, I appreciate every second of this video. Thank you thank you thank you. @jasperdick @clairemobey

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OH wow! That sent chills up my spine. I'm so glad you enjoyed our rendition of this very special song ❤️

Ah yes, the altered tunings certainly help get that original sound.

Great stuff you guys, splendid guitar buggery as always Jasper!

Such an amazing performance! You guys sing and play from the bottom of your souls. Congratz and hope listen more of your amazing duo!!

Your dynamic is really good Bro, they always recommend wonderful songs! This song is very very beautiful, you have sung it in an amazing way.

Now I would like to ask you: could you sing this song? I hope you choose it hehe, I know the lyrics are not very good but there is really something in the song that is great for me.

Aaaah man! Jasper! All the feels. This song has such sentimentality. I can't remember how many times I went to watch "City of Angels" at the cinema, but I know it rivaled Titanic (which I saw at least 6 times) and it had a way better soundtrack ❤️

Thank you @karelysk89 for your request! ❤️🙏

 4 days ago  
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