I shared some songs with my sister on Spotify. There was a chilled Japanese pop song song and an Irish folk song. Her feedback was interesting. She said both these songs sounded like I was singing, if I was from Japan or Ireland.
This got me thinking – are we more likely to like a song if it is within our range, has similar tone to our own, or generally sounds like us?
I don’t think this is necessarily true, although I do think it makes us more likely or fun to sing along to a song if it is within our range.
Conceptualising myself as a Japanese pop star is fun. It feels like the premise for a computer game – you can transfer your voice from one human to the other, bouncing across the world into different situations, languages and accents. Sort of like you can take control of any avatar in Watchdog – Legions – but focused on the voice. Maybe you could transfer yourself into great speeches of the past, or great album recording sessions. It’s a ridiculous premise but an interesting one. 🙂
That’s day two of streaming to Twitch. Perhaps a habit is forming?
Happy Thursday, chimps.