Find A Vocalist In Nashville (Find The Perfect Vocalist For Your Song)
After finishing a great song, the next step is to make a great recording of the song. A very big part of that is finding the perfect voice to sing that song.
Now many of us songwriters are singers as well and assume that since we wrote the song, we should sing it. I urge you not to think this way. I am a singer/songwriter who thought this way for a long time. My songs were personal to me and I don’t have a bad voice so I felt that I should be the singer on the demo. I was wrong. While I do have a good voice for some songs, I don’t have the right voice for every song I write. Once I accepted this, the quality of my demos and the responses I got improved. I learned to look at the song on it’s own and not as a collection of my music. You have got to have the ability to say, “You know what, I don’t have the right voice for this song.”
Also, regardless of how good you are or how good you think you are, the professional demo singers here in Nashville are amazing! They will surprise you. They will learn the song and perform lead vocals and perfect harmony vocals exactly the way you want them to. You can even guide them yourself via live feed no matter where you are using websites like nashvilledemoworks.com.
So how do you choose the right singer?
Using resources such as nashvilledemoworks.com and others, you can go online and listen to dozens of male and female singers for hire. As you listen to each voice, think first:
What does this person’s voice make me think about?
Who is this person based the voice you hear.
Would I listen to this person for enjoyment?
Once you have the answers to those questions you can link up the feeling you get from the singer to the type of song you are recording.
If you have a tender ballad male country song then find the male singer that has the right amount of twang but still comes across real and emotional.
It’s important that you believe the singer.
Like we said before, they didn’t write it and don’t naturally feel the writers emotion. So it’s important that you find a singer that can really sell the song. Use theses resources i’ve shared! If the majority of songs that a demo singer has posted are ballads then maybe they are not the right fit for your big uptempo barn burner.
Once you have chosen the perfect singer for your demo, be sure to let them know what you need them to know. Like we said before, the lyric you’ve written may not mean the same thing to them that it does to you. So be specific in the emotions you want conveyed by the vocalist. Lastly, give them some room to make it theirs. You hired this person because you love their voice and performance, so don’t micromanage the vocal session to death. If they do something a little different than you, listen and make sure that it isn’t better before you make them change what they do naturally. What the singer does naturally will usually sound better and in the end that’s what it’s all about.