VAZQUEZ SOUNDS Rocks YouTube!
Review for viewzone by Damian Easer
Unless you're a teenager you probably have never heard of a band called Vazquez Sounds. They posted their first YouTube video back in 2011 and since then it has been viewed -- are you ready? -- 110,000,000 times.
That's more than viral. The techno people need to come up with a stronger word, maybe pandemic or something...
Anyway, here's their video [below]. It's a cover, Rolling In The Deep, but Angela, the youngest member of the Vázquez family, sings it so well that I really cannot imagine anyone doing a better job (except maybe Adele).
Could it be that the song itself is so excellent that anyone would be rocketed to stardom by singing it well? We will never know because Angela nails it and with it, she found her mojo.
Her innocent and youthful face (she was 11 or 12 when the video was shot) gives expression and emotion to the vocals while her brothers, Abelardo (keyboards) and Gustavo (bass) provide just the right mix to highlight little Angela's octave shifting voice. Yes, she definitely found her mojo.
For you older folks, Angela's performance reminds me of the impact Sinead O'Connor had with her video, Nothing Compares 2U. But not in a sad way. So here it is, the one that got 110,000,000 hits...
Want some more? Here's Next To Me:
Abelardo, Gustavo and Angela Vázquez are children of music producer Abelardo Vázquez, who has worked with groups like Mexican bands Reik, Nikki Clan and Camila. Vázquez Sounds uses their father's recording studio to record and edit their music.
Vázquez Sounds released their cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" on November 10, 2011 on YouTube. The single was peaked at number seven on the Mexican Top 100 Chart, and was certified platinum by the AMPROFON.
On December 12, 2011, it was reported that the trio had signed with Sony Music. They released their second single, a rendition of "All I Want for Christmas Is You", on December 13, 2011.
On January 17, 2012, they released a cover of "Forget You", by Cee Lo Green. In August 2012, they covered Demi Lovato's song "Skyscraper".
Here's their cover, Time After Time:
In April 2013, the group released a cover of "Time After Time", an adult contemporary ballad first released by American singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper. Their version quickly took in hundreds of thousands of views and positive reviews on Twitter and Facebook. (thanks to Wiki)
Check out their web site vazquezsounds.com -- unfortunately only in Spanish. But I clicked on the headphones icon and got to have a preview of some of her songs. Some good sounding stuff but the videos were a bit too sugary for my taste. Maybe the band will get edgy as they mature. Sometimes they do, but most of the time it seems they just fade away, like Hanson.
Whatever, right now enjoy the mojo!
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