Sing Christmas

December 22, 2009 3:07 AM

A Christmas song written by me and sung by Tay Zonday.

I occasionally write music for an RTE funded Youtube show called Apartment Red. This year they decided to do a Christmas song and roped in Tay Zonday to sing it.
Video here
Music and some lyrics: minfigs
Lyrics: Apartment Red.

This is the first time I've ever tried to mix vocals to anything more complicated than a single guitar track so any tips would be much appreciated.

Happy Christmas MefiMusic!

posted by minifigs (5 comments total)

Neat that you got to work with Tay! Listening to this casually, his voice is the most distinct part of the song. I keep wishing he'd strain his vocals a bit more: He's got a very pleasant sound, but it's doing one thing and just hovering there. The points that I feel should be climaxing aren't going anywhere.

Your backing music is kind of the same way: It's pleasant, but there's nothing there that hits me as I listen and draws me into a more active listening. There're no hooks of any sort, and you seem to be following a pretty basic progression. For an online Youtube show, the basic progression is probably a good thing, but the lack of hooks you could probably work on.

It's mixed nicely, though. I can make out everything, and his voice is clear throughout.
posted by Rory Marinich at 6:22 AM on December 22, 2009

WOW, this is REALLY GREAT! It's like Vince Clarke-era Depeche Mode Christmas music!
posted by humannaire at 6:03 AM on December 24, 2009

By the way, the audio is way too low on the YT video. You may want to let your people know to re-upload it.
posted by humannaire at 8:22 AM on December 24, 2009

Hey, that's great! Especially with the video. Are you in it?
posted by Corduroy at 8:45 AM on December 24, 2009

Thanks for the comments everybody. I didn't get a chance to be in the video unfortunately because they film in Dublin and I live in Cork. I am painfully aware of the volume of the video but the people with access to that are all on holidays, bloody public sector workers.
posted by minifigs at 11:01 AM on December 24, 2009

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