YAMS. You Are My Song. I knew when the track list for Forevermore came out that this would be my favorite from the title alone. I briefly searched youtube for original sources to all the songs listed and yep, I was right, YAMS wins the contest, hands down. My top 3 on replay are YAMS, I’ll Never Go and Tell Me, with Nandito Ako a very close 4th place. I occasionally play the entire album when I’m on the road, but these 4 get top billing, every single time.
What he does with the word “sooooooouuuuuung” is impossible to describe. Maybe I should get Masterclasslady’s take on it (I’ve considered asking her. Should she respond, I’ll post her comments)? I think just about everything he can do with his voice, he does in this song.
Here’s Regine Valeasquez’s original version:
Which songs from Forevermore are your most listened to?
As I mentioned earlier above, I wanted to know how Masterclasslady would describe what David does to the word “song” in YAMS. I’m so glad she responded to my request! Thank you, Rosanne, you are such a dear for taking time out of your busy day to answer my question.
You know a singer is doing something right when he can melt away all the stress and fatigue of the day, transporting you to another world of absolute bliss and harmony.
And no one does this better than David Archuleta. He has such a gift – a beautiful charismatic voice and presence that draws you in to every word he is singing.
In this music video, featured above, David performs a song titled “You Are My Song” from his OPM album, “Forevermore”.
It is an absolutely exquisite vocal performance, highlighting the dimension and scope of David’s range. His vocals are pure and translucent, emanating straight from his heart to yours.
His ability to craft and stretch his phrases is testament to his enormous skill set as a vocalist. Listen to the manner in which he holds the note on the word “song” at the 1:35 mark – centering the head voice and then gently increasing the diaphragmatic momentum to crescendo on the note, followed by a decrescendo.
This is called messa di voce and very difficult for singers to master. Yet, he makes it sound so easy.
Thank you to Janey for sending this song my way.
This song and the entire album in fact is available at DavidArchuleta.Com and Amazon.Com.
CLICK HERE to read the original article.
I clicked on the wiki link in MCL’s article and found this description of what David does:
The messa di voce is universally considered a very advanced vocal technique. To be properly executed, the only feature of the note being sung that should change is the volume – not the pitch, intonation, timbre, vibrato, and so on. This requires an extremely high level of vocal coordination, particularly in the decrescendo, so the technique is not often explicitly called for and is rarely heard outside of classical music.