obvious pick (it's actually one of his easier ones to sing).
Now, apologies in advance, but the only decent backing track I could find is one i've already used when I performed this at my high school, and that track doesn't have the lead guitar. So, I'm playing guitar over the top. My proper guitar currently has two broken strings, so i'm using my old ibanez, which probably hasn't had it's strings changed in over a year. On top of that, my guitar playing is really sloppy (that's pretty much me these days, i've never been a virtuoso) but honestly I just wanted to sing the fucking thing and i didn't give a shit what the guitar sounded like (it sounds like shit)
In solidarity with the victims of yesterday's mosque shootings in Christchurch, I did a cover of one of our best recognised songs about acceptance. For those of you who are not aware, I am from New Zealand. I don't live in Christchurch, but there are people close to me who do live there, or have friends and relatives down there. I also urge you NOT to give any attention to those responsible. Do not watch that live stream, do not read the manifesto, do not even acknowledge their name or what they look like. The thing to keep in mind is that those victims never had a voice, so don't give the perpetrator one.
As of now I’ve listened to a handful of these covers (Song to the Siren, Purple Rain, Let Down, And a few others) and I just wanna state my two cents on your voice.
Personally if you put more time into the diaphragmatic support and control of individual notes you could end up being somewhere around a baritone or low tenor. You have very nice sounding vocal instances in all these songs but consistency is a big part of singing a song and it’s something I struggle with too. But it’s all a learning process so just have fun and keep on singing.