Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Must Listen: YouTubers (Songwriters)

I will shamelessly admit that I spend a lot of time on YouTube…  I can't help it, there's just so much to watch!!! Throughout the years this site has led me to discover many talented people. Some are gifted with comedy, others create amazing looks with makeup, and some are just plain entertaining (so entertaining that we wonder what they are up to every day… those vlogs can be so addictive!) And then there are those who use Youtube as a platform to showcase they're gift of song.

I wanted to share with you guys today some of my favorite original songs by various YouTube artists.
(Listed in no particular order.)

Once in a Lifetime - Landon Austin: …This song… boy does it tug at the heartstrings! It's such a beautiful love song. And then of course there's Landon Austin… what a dreamy voice! I made this discovery thanks to Fleur DeForce's wedding video (very suiting). What I love most about this song is that it's very cinematic… it literally plays like a movie in my head. I just know it will always be one of my favorite love songs. Also check-out Stop Time, another great song from Landon.

Dear No One - Tori Kelly: I have officially claimed Dear No One as the theme song to my life. That being said, what drew me (and many others) to this song was its relate-ability. I found Tori through her cover of Suit & Tie (Justin Timberlake). And from that point on it was evident to me that this girl can sing!!! She really deserves to make it big, and hopefully her new manager Scooter Braun (Justin Beiber, Ariana Grande, Cody Simpson) can make that happen. Another amazing song from Tori is Treasure.

Dear River - Kina Grannis: I have followed Kina ever since she came out with In Your Arms (you have to watch this music video; it was make entirely with Jelly Beans!) And ever since then she has grown so much as an artist. Dear River is evidence of this! It's an absolutely beautiful song with fun tribal elements. So well done!!! I can't wait until her album comes out on May 6th.

If I Ever Lost You - Tom Law: Another song I found thanks to Fleur. This song is fun and catchy. I dare you to listen to it only once! Not only is Tom very talented, but he's also a cutie! Another great song by Tom is Never Met You. He also does an awesome cover of Pharrell's Happy.

Candles - Natalie Lungley: Now, the only way I can describe this song is beautifully haunting. I have no idea why this girl isn't a superstar yet!!! She is amazing! I literally love every song cover she has done. But, what really blew my mind was her cover of Lana Del Rey's Born to Die. Just go to her channel and see for yourself. I promise you won't regret it!

Rooftops - Sara Niemietz: This song is amazingt but, Sara's voice is out of this world. So talented! And, it doesn't hurt that she has teamed up W. G. Snuffy Walden (Emmy Award Winning musician). She reminds me so much of Norah Jones. I can listen to this girl sing forever. My favorite cover that Sara's done is the Etta James's At Last. It's so lovely it cannot be put into words.

I've included link to the song's corresponding videos on YouTube (just click on the songs' names). Make sure that while you're there you subscribe to the artists' channels. You can also show your support by downloading the songs on iTunes.

Who are your favorite YouTube artists? Let me know in the comments down below.

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Until next time!

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