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Cover Files: Motivation of recording a cover version of Samra’s “Miracle”

Upon recording this Azerbaijan’s entry “Miracle” by Samra speaks something in my heart. It is about the miracle after the worst past has affected in my everyday life especially being hurt by someone due to insecurities. Prior to recording my cover version of this song, first and foremost – I listened to the original singer’s version and relate myself into it.

Since the song was about her past lover who broke her heart and wanted to have a fresh start by taking a miracle to start her life anew without any harm.

During my recording process, I have to learn the parts at the same time since I commonly recorded my songs infront of my PC and it’s innovative in my part and I have the right to control what I have to control interms of audio mixing processing.

While recording this song, I put additional harmonious voices to call it an “alarming call” to have a miracle right to the song. In other words, I’ll put heart into it first before vocals. I also added an extra adlib to the final chorus to have it a chant like structure.

Over all, I loved the outcome of the recording and it’s worth the repetition too. Listen to my cover version of Samra’s Miracle here:


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Cover Files: Tamia’s “Loving You Still” featured at a Sampaguita Nation article.

Sampaguita Nation (an inclusive purely Pinoy article) features new and emerging artist to promote their craft in the music as future OPM stars. 

Vell’s cover version of Tamia’s “Loving You Still” was featured in their month-end article with other well known and indie artists including Andrea Brillantes, Ataska Mercado, Alfa and John Cadelina.

(the excerpt of the article were Vell was featured)

First off the list is the Filipina Queen of YouTube covers, Vell Baria with her cover of Tamia’s “Loving You Still”.

Vell’s rendition remains as soulful as ever and it’s definitely a worthy tribute to the original version of the song. It is also worthy to note that Vell is the 2016 INAP nominee for Performing Arts (Adult) and with the quality of her talent, she’s definitely very worthy to win that category for the Philippines!

To read the whole article click here: http://sampaguitanation.zohosites.com/blogs/post/New-music-from-Vell-Baria-Andrea-Brillantes-Ataska-Mercado-Alfa-and/

Special thanks: Sampaguita Nation Family

Date accessed: July 31, 2016