Andrew Huang Competition Entry

Evening all! .. AAH it’s finally done! 3 weeks in the making!

This is our entry for Andrew Huang’s cover competition which was sponsored by Yousician. It’s the secret project we’ve been working on for the last few weeks, and boy have we worked on it! Very excited to share it – it’s been a lot of work and is entirely unlike anything we’ve done before as Boxtape. Our first track with *piano*, our first track with *drums*, or with *synth bass*! If there’s a challenge, you better believe we’ll rise to it.

The song we chose to cover is called All Those Love Songs, They Were All True. The journey for this track started on Ukelele, and after some serious pondering progressed to the piano with an acoustic guitar. Then we got excited, things got out of hand, and the second half of the track came together

New stuff we’ve now done by taking this challenge – getting under the skin of some fancier chords; writing and recording drum patterns on a keyboard; some fancy vocal effect ideas; a 3-part harmony (K’s still improving and learning to sing!); learning more about multi-band compression and probably collecting and sifting through more video footage than we’ve recorded for any past video. Totally worth it!

If we were lucky enough to succeed in the competition, we’d like to do a new version of the track/video, bigger and better, with a certain OP-1 placeholder replaced with the real deal.

If you are reading this and are not Andrew Huang, you should really, really check out his channel, subscribe, sit down for a few hours and see what you’re missing. – https://www.youtube.com/user/songstowearpantsto

Original arrangement and lyrics by Andrew Huang – everything else entirely written, recorded, mixed edited and produced by us. Boxtape is filmed in front of a live studio cat.

Check out Andrew’s competition video here – https://youtu.be/nXfc6jy53-o
The original track can be found here – https://youtu.be/VTaU_3aqQ6g

A quick reminder, it really, really helps us out if you subscribe to our YouTube channel and/or like the video. It helps us get recommended to other people who we’d like to welcome into our audience! – http://youtube.com/boxtaperocksyou

Have a great weekend.

BTx

Ukuleles Rule The World

Good Evening,

Unfortunately, we’ve limited time this week due to working on our entry for Andrew Huang’s competition. We pushed the “EPIC” button on that track and even with a week left it is going to be tight!

So, inspired by seeing Amanda Palmer live last week we decided to do a cover of one of our favourite songs of hers, Ukulele Anthem. This is purely just a bit of fun and hopefully, will brighten up your evening/day/mood/life

If you don’t know who AP is google her now, you will not be disappointed!

Much love

BTx

Gaga For Million Reasons….

Hey Everyone,

How are you all doing? Here’s some music for you for your Friday night experience

We thought it was about time for another cover so this is our version of Lady Gaga’s Million Reasons, using only an electric guitar and a Cajon, we’re pretty happy with how this turned out!

Having only known this song for 6 days (we picked and started learning it on Sat evening) this has been a lot of intensive hard work, filming late at night and extended sessions of mixing/editing to get it done in under a week so we could bring it to you today

We really hope you like it! As always comments are appreciated and if you could subscribe to our YouTube http://youtube.com/boxtaperocksyou that would be marvelous!

Much love

BTx

Jonas Blue “Perfect Strangers”

You’ve seen the making of, now it’s time to reveal the full track! Our version of Perfect Strangers of course features no synths and no drums, but we hope you like our guitar based version of it anyway!

If you do like it, please subscribe to our Youtube channel or share the vid, it really does all help. Lots more content coming soon!

Cheers guys,

BTx

Behind The Blue

This is our first attempt at some behind the scenes documentary type video. It’s for our next upcoming vid which is a cover of Jonas Blue’s “Perfect Strangers”.

It would be cool to know what you think about it, whether you like it, if you find it interesting? Please put it all in the comments. It includes things such as tea drinking, Pro Tools time-lapse’s and mouth percussion.

Bonus information – we actually wrote the background music for this yesterday evening as finding royalty free music for this vid was boring us to tears. Of course we filmed it all, so there might actually be a behind the scenes of a behind the scenes video coming as well

We hope you enjoy it!

Thanks

BTx