Heeey you, I can finally tell you what songs Robyn and me (and May, I'm gonna explain that later) are gonna sing at the big music event! For those who don't know, you can read about the event here: fav.me/d7krl0p
The event is gonna take place this weekend, and I'm SUUUUUPER excited!
I hope it's gonna go well.
Forgive me if my writing is a little confusing, but I'm just soooo excited, I can't even use my brain properly when thinking about this awesome event!
Yup.....Before I start listing all the songs I wanna say something: It was SO FUCKING DIFFICULT to pick the right songs!
The thing is that we should choose Rock/Metal songs, but we also had to keep in mind that the event is kinda for EVERYONE, so......We had to keep it a little more...."mainstream"....You know what I mean?
But nevertheless we've chosen some of our favourite songs by our favourite Rock/Metal artists. We should choose songs that MEAN something to us, and that's great. That's why there are some more unknown songs, but yeah...It's all about the meaning.
It might be a little of a 30 Seconds To Mars
overload, but who cares.
.....Uh, by the way, We gotta sing FUCKING MANY songs.
That is because we're not many singers, and the event is gonna take some time. I'm gonna list our songs now, and I'm gonna put links to the songs here, so can listen to them if you're interested, but I'll try to choose lyric videos most of the time (in which the lyrics could be wrong, but that's not my problem since I didn't make the videos). I'll also put little explanations here on WHY we've chosen certain songs.
Here are the songs:My songs:Placebo - Blind
Placebo - Blind
Yup...This is simply one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. I wanted to sing a song by them, so there it is.Mnemic - WithinMnemic- Within
Yup, not very many people know this band, but if you're into Rock/Metal stuff I suggest you to check them out NOW! I think they're amazing, and that's why I wanted to sing my fave song by them. The style of singing in this song is pretty cool.Flyleaf - Arise
I'm very sorry, but I can't find a good video for this song on the internet. All the videos I find are totally high-pitched, and since I'd like to show you the original song....There's no link, sorry.
Anyway, I love this song so much! It's pretty difficult to sing, but I know I can do it.
This song creates a special mood I think.Deftones - You've Seen The ButcherDeftones- You've Seen The Butcher
This is gonna be amazing!
This song is so unique (mainly because of the singer's voice
) and there's just something really special about it. And somehow I find this song pretty sexy, though it might be about a serial killer....I'm not sure.
I've always loved singing songs by Deftones.Nightwish - Sleeping Sun (2005 Version)Nightwish - Sleeping Sun (2005 Version)
Well, this is gonna be the most difficult thing EVER. I really hope I can do it!
I know this isn't really a Rock/Metal song, but it's by a Metal band, and I reeeeaaallllyyyy wanna show them how good I am as an opera singer. I only started singing opera songs like one and a half years ago, but my vocal coach (who is an opera singer) really thinks I can do this. We've practiced A LOT. It's gonna be amazing. Difficult and amazing.
And like I said in the other Journal entry, we all had to choose a "main band". That means we're gonna sing a few songs by a band that is really special to us. The band I've chosen is......30 Seconds To Mars
I love them, they're an AMAZING live band, their songs are AMAZING, and like I said, the songs are pretty difficult to sing (when done properly), which is great since I wanna show them all what I got.
I think their songs are good to sing live.
My songs by them are:30 Seconds To Mars - Night Of The Hunter
30 Seconds To Mars - Night Of The Hunter
This is a very powerful song! That's why I love it so much, and singing it just feels amazing. It makes me feel strong.30 Seconds To Mars - The Kill
30 Seconds To Mars - The Kill
The first song I heard by this band! I was totally blown away.
It's fucking difficult to sing and fucking amazing, and since it's an emotional song I hope I can put all my feelings into it.30 Seconds To Mars - Do Or Die
30 Seconds To Mars - Do Or Die
This. Is. The. Best. Live. Song. EVER!!!
I've been to their shows twice and the crowd went CRAZY to this song!
It's simply amazing, and I really hope I can perform it as half as good as Jared Leto.
It's gonna be fun and people can sing along with it.30 Seconds To Mars - Alibi
30 Seconds To Mars - Alibi
This song is so emotional and powerful at the same time. People were crying when they played it live! I like how the song slowly builds up. I love it and I'll try the best I can to put all my feelings into it and to touch the audience!I fell apart, but got back up again.
(30 Seconds To Mars - Alibi)30 Seconds To Mars - Attack30 Seconds To Mars - Attack
This song means so, so much to me! As you could read in the other Journal entry, there will be a few people I strongly dislike at the event, people who never believed in me and tried to bring me down. They said I would never make it as a singer......By singing this song I wanna kick their fucking asses! I want them to stand there with their mouths open wide, hearing how much of a good singer I've become! I'm gonna scream my heart out, that's for sure.Run away, run away, I'll attack!(30 Seconds To Mars - Attack)
Yup. My songs.
I think I've chosen amazing songs, which help me to show what I got and to express my feelings the best I can.
Oookay, here are Robyn's songs:Shinedown - DevourShinedown - Devour
You know, the original song is double- or even triple-tracked, since Brent Smith's voice isn't as big as you might think. That's just the way it is. And you know what? Robyn doesn't need that.
Robyn is one hell of a singer, he's still so young but already so professional.
He's the loudest singer our music school has to offer.
Some of you might not hear it, but this song is pretty difficult (the breathing technique, man!
), but I'm certain Robyn's gonna kick their asses!
He's a tiger on stage.
(Guess where he's got his nickname from?
)Serj Tankian - Sky Is OverSerj Tankian - Sky Is Over
Robyn loves System Of A Down
, and he also loves Serj's solo project. This is just one of his favourite songs, so he's gonna sing it.HIM - The Funeral Of Hearts (Acoustic)HIM - The Funeral of Hearts (Acoustic)
If Robyn's gonna sing this the way I think he's gonna sing it....The girls (and gay or bisexual boys
) will be very happy.
He's also gonna play the guitar. Slipknot - SnuffSlipknot - Snuff
Soooo beautiful and sad!
Robyn's made some people cry before when singing this song, and I'm sure he's gonna make the audience cry again. He sings this so emotionally.....Seether - Suffer It All Seether - Suffer It All
This song is very new. Robyn's already been "on tour" with his band when the album came out. He got the album, loved it imediately, sent a link to this song to our vocal coaches and called them and was like "Hey, I'm not gonna sing Pyro by Kings Of Leon, I wanna sing THIS song!" They were like "No, we haven't practiced this one together!", but he talked them into letting him sing it.
And he's gonna make it, I know it.
p.s.: Robyn's gonna come back tomorrow!
And now his main band: He's chosen -how could it be otherwise- Five Finger Death Punch
! Or to word it better, he's chosen Ivan Moody
, FFDP's singer, as his main artist since Ivan also had two side projects called Motograter
and Ghost Machine
, by which he's gonna sing songs, too. Therefore the band that supports us at the event needs a Motograter, the band Motograter
invented this instrument. It replaces the bass, and if you're curious I suggest you to look it up or to listen to their music, since I can't really explain what it really is.
Anyway, Robyn's band has an own Motograter, which sounds different from the original since they don't wanna copy Motograter
, but Robyn's gonna offer his Motograter for the event.
Robyn is a HUGE Ivan Moody fan, and the two even sound alike.
That's why I think he was totally right choosing Ivan as his main artist.
Here are the songs:Five Finger Death Punch - Far From HomeFive Finger Death Punch - Fra From Home
This song has a very strong personal meaning for Robyn. He always sings his whole heart out when singing it, it's very emotional and again I'm sure he's gonna make people cry.Five Finger Death Punch - Battle BornFive Finger Death Punch - Battle Born
A beautiful, powerful song.
Robyn loves it.Motograter - DownMotograter - Down
This song is amazing, and we love it. It's a little psycho, but with this song Robyn can show how good he is.Five Finger Death Punch - Dying BreedFive Finger Death Punch - Dying Breed
Yes! One of the most amazing songs by FFDP! Robyn can put all his anger into it, and I know he's gonna do amazing. He's also gonna play the guitar, whoch means he's gonna play the epic kick ass solo!
I'm excited to see this!Ghost Machine - Burning Bridges
Ghost Machine - Burning Bridges
With this song Robyn can show the very soft side of himself and his voice. Hearing him sing this song is so touching!
Yup.....Robyn and me are also gonna sing a few duets! I'm alittle worried, since Robyn is so loud, and he's got such a huge presence on stage, and he's so tall....I think I'm gonna look like a midget nex to him....But we've practiced, and I think we can do it.
He's gotta be a little careful.
Our songs are:Korn feat. Amy Lee - Freak On A Leash
Korn feat. Amy Lee - Freak On A Leash
Yup, one of our fave songs of all time.
There's something special and a little bizarre about it. We just had to choose it.Mushroomhead - Sun Doesn't Rise
Mushroomhead - Sun Doesn't Rise
I hope the link is working, I couldn't find it on youtube.....
This is one of the best songs ever! It's a little difficult to sing and scream it properly, but it's not impossible.
I like the uniqueness of this song and us both performing it will be badass!System Of A Down - Question!
System Of A Down - Question!
We chose this song since it's just special, and you really gotta be a good singer to sing it.Sonic Syndicate feat. Björn "Speed" Strid - Before You Finally Break
Sonic Syndicate feat. Björn "Speed" Strid - Before You Finally Break
Uhm, yes...Well, actually it wasn't a good decision of Nathan (SOSY's singer) to make a song with Björn, since Björn has a MUCH bigger voice, and as you can hear Nathan is TOTALLY losing to Björn.....Well, but the song is cool, and though it's pretty new we decided to sing/scream it since we're sure it will be amazing to perform live! We can make a little battle out of singing this song and since the song is powerful it's gonna kick ass!Seether feat. Amy Lee - Broken
Seether feat. Amy Lee - Broken
We just had to.
Most of you know that Robyn and me are soulmates and how important we are to each other. This is the perfect song for us and it's gonna be very emotional.....'Cause I'm broken when I'm lonesome, and I don't feel right when you're gone away...
(Seether feat Amy Lee - Broken)
So, that's our duets.
But there's another singer left: My friend/Robyn's boyfriend (yup, he's with a man, deal with it!) May. He's not attending our music school, but we needed another singer, and well, May isn't only a model and a photographer, he's also a very good singer.
We've already had most of those artists, but he's gonna sing the following songs:Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
May has a very unique voice, and this is gonna be amazing!Paramore - Decode
Paramore - Decode
Uhm....I actually hate Paramore and this song, but it sounds REALLY good when May sings it!
He loves the song, and I'm sure he's gonna touch the people! The little Twilight fangirls will be happy.....Placebo - Running Up That Hill
Placebo - Running Up That Hill
Well, we all know that the original isn't by Placebo, but I think Placebo's version is the best and the most special one! And you know....I've heard May sing this before, and I can tell you that he's gonna send shivers up people's spines!HIM - Join Me
HIM - Join Me
We all know this song.
May sings it so super amazing and emotionally.30 Seconds To Mars - Closer to The Edge
30 Seconds To Mars - Closer To The Edge
Yup, Mars again.
What can I say, May is simply amazing and he's definitely gonna have a party with the audience!
Yeeeees......Many songs, huh?
But we're not done yet! There are a few songs left, which are:
Me and my friend Daniel (who is a rapper) are gonna sing:Linkin Park - Faint
Linkin Park - Faint
What would a music event for Rock and Metal be without Linkin Park?
There it is! I'm so excited to perform this one with him, it's my fave song by LP!
Me and our vocal coach for screaming called Søren are gonna sing:Bring Me The Horizon - Can You Feel My Heart
Bring Me The Horizon - Can You Feel My Heart
ATTENTION!!!DON'T WATCH THE VIDEO IF YOU CAN'T SEE A KNIFE AND A LITTLE BLACK BLOOD!!!
I think the scene with the boy, the knife and the blood is a little disturbing....
Anyway, we've chosen this song since we just like it very much. It's an emotional and beautiful song, and we wanna show that even stuff like BMTH can be full of emotion. But we're gonna add a little more screaming and fill the long instrumental parts a little. It's gonna be so cool.
Robyn, May and Søren are gonna perform:Children Of Bodom - Scream For Silence
Children of Bodom - Scream For Silence
This is one of the best songs ever!
It's gonna be amazing, and Robyn's also gonna play the epic guitar solo with May!
Robyn and May are gonna sing:Brand New - Out Of Range
Brand New - Out Of Range
This song is so beautiful.
It means very much to Robyn and May, it's kinda "their" song. It's gonna be so touching.
Aaaaand we all together are gonna sing:Linkin Park - The Catalyst
Linkin Park - The Catalyst
Well....This is definitely not my fave song by LP, but it's a good song for many people to sing together, and it's good to use as the final song of the evening, so.....We're gonna sing it. "We" means: Robyn, May, me, Robyn's vocal coach, my vocal coach, our vocal coach Søren, Daniel and a guy from the other music school.
Yeeees, finally that's all.
Robyn and May are gonna be on stage all the time since they play the guitars, I thought it might be way too exhausting, but they think they can do it.
I'm excited to see how well Robyn can hold back while ONLY playing the guitar, how well he can deal with NOT being the centre of attention on stage all the time.
With all them songs and the little breaks between the songs the evening is gonna take three hours or so, which is cool I think.
........And damn, I really hope we can show them assholes I've mentioned before what we've become, how good we've become. That we haven't let their bullshit bring us down. I'm so ready to see their dumb faces!
Yeah, words can't describe how excited we are, and like I said many times now, I hope it's gonna go well.
Wish us luck, guys!
So, that's all for today. Goodnight.