With the project in full swing all we really needed to do was keep the momentum we had build up and focus that energy into the recording of the track. The session started with a professional discussion about decisions that needed to be made about the structure of the song. On the previous session all the artists, the young people the springboard team and made a decision together about how the song should go. We decided as a group that the spoken word in the middle of the song would make way for an extended chorus and that we would look to put the spoken word as bookends at the start and at the end. Some of the photos in this blog are taken by the young people. Good skills…
Dave Young and Fodder were so happy about the project they started hugging!
Soon it was time for KRITIKAL to step up to the Mic and start putting down the bars on the recording.
There continued to be a positive focus within the core of the group on the task in hand. It took patience and focus as the group learnt that the creative process can mean doing lots of takes and trying new things and exploring ideas live. The production team came together and brought their talents and ideas to the mix!
When we werent recording we did cool stuff with our hands to make them look blurry 🙂
There was constant progression all around. Everyone was developing their skills and getting involved including the artists project workers and professionals in the room.
Here’s some of the lads on the project giving it large! Everyone was excited about what we were creating together.
Here is one of the group joining the recording crew in the studio as the vocals were being put down for the chorus.
Every time we recorded something we listened back, even applauded the artists and every time felt even more hyped!!
KRITIKAL putting bars down in the booth.
Here are some of the actual words of the chorus written out. The group used them to sing in the live room.
We brought back musicians from the first part of the project, who helped to vocal coach the group and build confidence.
Here is some of the team singing together in the live room. Everyone was really getting into it, it was great to see so much passion. The Springboard staff also got involved which was awesome to see.
The group have fun watching the big screens and interacting via the various rooms.
Dave Young leading a debate about the structure of the song. As a professional and a musician he was very impressed with the level of quality we were aspiring to.
Brothers in arms…
Ali and Izzy were cracking up with laughter inbewteen takes. This photo captures the atmosphere of the project so far.
It has been fantastic so far and the progression is next level. The whole team are excited about the final track and the video shoot that will follow to visualise the track.