I (Joshua) don't usually post on Sunday, but hey, better get something out late than not at all, right? I arranged this song some time ago and I'm excited to finally be able to share it with you!
This week I thought it would be nice to take a break from the super produced stuff I posted last time and put out something a little more raw and basic (though I still put a lot of effort into it). Recording this with city lights behind me was such a cool experience and it really makes me want to do something like it again soon.
I've been wanting to cover this song forever as people always enjoy it when I play it for them irl, but I didn't know how to do it in a way that wasn't cheesy or boring... until this week. This is probably the fastest turnaround I've ever had on a video for this channel. I came up with the initial idea on Monday and by Tuesday night, it was filmed. I spent Wednesday and Thursday editing it together and obviously today is Friday, which is when I normally post. This was also my first proper music video shoot with a small crew on location. Huge thanks to my good friends for being willing to show up and give me a hand on such short notice!
I hope you enjoyed the video as much as I enjoyed making it! This is honestly one of my favorite projects to date.
This video is the result of about a month of work, haha. As soon as I heard Lauryn play her song "The Fear" for the first time on a livestream, I was totally hooked and I decided I just *had* to learn it. This is actually the first song I've learned on guitar that uses an alternate tuning (Open G) so that part definitely took a bit. A week or two later, she posted a produced version of it (linked below) on her YouTube channel, and I used that to figure out the each of the parts for the various instruments. It took me a few tries to get something that I really like, but I'm a huge fan of the end result. :)
Along with being a YouTuber, Filmmaker, Photographer, and Geocacher, Joshua is also a musician. Every so often he tries to post a new song cover on his JRM Vlogs YouTube channel. This page collects them all into a neat little group. :)