Hope to have the rest of the vox tracked out by the end of the weekend. Highest I’ve ever sang in my chest voice! #nofalsetto #newmusic
“Mirrors (ACAPELLA Cover)” by Kevin Lien
Everything you hear in this track was recorded using only my mouth, hands & feet.
This took a really, really long time. It’s been a while since I’ve shot & edited a video on my own, and I really miss intimacy of singing right to you guys. No heavy production, no fancy angles or shots. Just me in my bedroom, singing in front of a camera.
I’ve always been a sucker for acapella and being able to really hear those subtle 7ths & little inversions. It’s been years since I’ve recorded a full-blown acapella track for you guys, and this song immediately came to mind as soon as I started brainstorming. The beginning is an original TTBB arrangement I made, since I don’t really like the way the original song starts off. Timbaland really goes to town with the beatboxing and the clicking & tongue work, so I tried my best to replicate that.
At the end of it all, ended up with a 15-part acapella arrangement of a great song. Hope you guys enjoy it!
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Whoa! Not sure how this happened, but my video made it onto the Tumblr Radar and got like 1,500 notes in an hour. THANKZ TUMBLR LUH YOUUU ;)
Anonymous asked: Saw your Mirrors cover in the Spotlight post on the side of my dash. I was super proud! It's a great cover. Keep it up! :)
Yeah I heard it made it to the Tumblr Radar! Super grateful. Thanks so much! :)
unreleasedwords asked: as a fellow Asian, i wanted to say thankyou for representing.
haha, you got it brotha.
foreverliliya asked: WOW. Your "Mirrors (ACAPELLA Cover)" was amazing. It gave me goose bumps. I cant even explain in words how phenomenal that was. One of the best covers I've ever came across. Props to you. (:
thank you SO much Liliya! i’m so glad you dig it. :)
I can’t believe it’s been a year with this girl. ❤️
The Hulk ain’t never lied.
I can’t even express how much respect I have for Mark Ruffalo. The dude’s on the US terrorism watchlist for fuck’s sake.
Omg, it’s true.
that’s what i’ve been SAYING. fuck, man. so much love for Mark Ruff. One of the few celebrities who makes good influential use of his fame.
YAAAAAAAAY Hit 300k today on my “Mirrors” video and 8 MILLION TOTAL VIEWZ Cha-chingg!! #youtube
It’s been a rough couple months.
I rarely, and I mean RARELY write about my personal life here on my blog; let alone anything at all. I don’t like opening up that much on Tumblr, and I know most of you really don’t give a shit lol it’s cool.
But these last few months were rough for me. I didn’t really tell anyone who wasn’t close to me, but I got laid off from my job in July. I found out my very first day back from my Hong Kong vacation with Melody. Now, situations definitely could have been worse, but I was crushed. I had only been in my position for about a year, and I definitely didn’t think I was going to go through a lay off at age 24, but it happened. I also didn’t think I’d be applying for unemployment at my age either, but I had to. I’m not one to ask for money from my parents, but I was getting to the point where I had to swallow my pride.
I had a handful of interviews, with a few of which that asked me to prepare 30-minute presentations on top of 4 rounds of interviews. I kept on being disregarded and I was feeling pretty fucking discouraged. I was getting about 3 rejection letters a day. The worst was when you get asked for a phone interview, and you can tell they just are NOT interested in you, like, at all.
Furthermore, my relationship was slowly fading and she was only able to be strong for me for so long. It got to the point where I just wasn’t happy. With anything. I took what I had for granted, and complained about things that I couldn’t get. It was just a vicious circle of bitchiness. And it took my girlfriend to call me out and confront me on my issues before I was able to snap out of my fucked up funk.
Finally, I got a call from a great company. Like, the type of company that could have me set for the rest of my life. Had 2 phone interviews that went well. Prepared a 30-minute technical presentation, and went through another 4 rounds of interviews. A few hours later, I got an offer.
I got rejected from over 200 jobs. And then out of nowhere, got accepted by one of the most admired engineering companies in the world. I’m feeling really blessed. That’s all I wanted to day.
fuuuuuck this is sick. 2 of my biggest musical influences right here. AM + Drake = happy Kevin.