My cover of Wake Me Up by Avicii!
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This past week I wanted to challenge myself by covering an EDM song (other EDM songs I've covered are Titanium and Clarity), BUT this one was completely different from my others in that it was super upbeat and full of energy!
I loved the original by Avicii already, so it took me a while to figure out how I wanted to change it-give it my own flavor. Eventually, I decided that it would be really cool to feature my orchestra/string instruments again so I put an acoustic, folk-ish feel to the song and this is the result!
The hardest part about arranging this song is figuring out what to do during the instrumental parts ahahas Originally, I was going to play violin throughout to solo the melody, but I decided against it because it just didn't feel right/cool enough :/ and then BAM! I was whistling the song to myself and realized that the instrumental melody sounds hella sick when whistled :D so I ended up recording 8 of myself to give that western-ey, folk-ey vibe :]
The whole video was filmed in only 2 days at the Mesa Court Housing Community in UC Irvine! I really wanted to film a video there because I thought the tiled circle thing was super cool :D (plus, I live in Mesa Court so moving all the instruments was super convenient)!
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Brought to you by Calvin Chu Music
Recording and Audio Production by Calvin Chu
Direction, Staging, and Filming: by Vanessa Chi
Assistant Camera, Staging, Filming and Video Production: Carol Wei