Another week, another singing tips video!
This video breaks down "Black Widow" by Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora and recommends vowel and lyric modifications that help you place the sound for Rita Ora's tone and styling, as well as pop out your belt singing voice.
The sung hook and "pre-chorus" of this song is belty and hefty sounding, it's important to know where to place the sound to be able to bust tension and get the notes to flow.
Altering the lyrics with new vowels, consonants, and phrases will help your wrap your mouth around the sounds. When it comes to singing and creating a signature sound (like Rita Ora), you don't manipulate the cord, you manipulate the resonant space in your face and mouth.
Hope this is helpful! Leave me a comment and let me know. Complete lyric modifications below...
BLACK WIDOW BY IGGY AZALEAN & RITA ORA
Lyric Modifications by Felicia Ricci
I'm gonna love ya
Until you hate me
UHN TEHYAH HEH(T) MIH
And I'm gonna show ya
What's really crazy
WUH ZRIHLIH KREHSIH
You should've known better
Than to mess with me, honey
YUSHUHDUH NOH BEDAH
THEDUHMEH SWITHMEE HAHNEH
I'm gonna love ya, I'm gonna love ya
Gonna love ya, gonna love ya
Like a black widow, baby
AHM GHANA LAHVYA
AHM GHANA LAHYVA
LAHKA BLAH KWIDAH BEHBIH
You used to be thirsty for me
But now you wanna be set free
YUHYUH STAHBEE THUHSTIH FUHMIH
BUNAH YUHWAHNA BIHSEHFRIH
This is the web, web that you weave
THISIH DAH WUHB
WUHB DACHOO WIH(EE)V
So baby now rest in peace (It's all over with now)
SUH BEHBIH NAHRESTIH PIH (S)
(P.S. Background track is a "karaoke" version of the song I arranged myself on GarageBand, dubbing vocals over afterward with my computer microphone. But most of the sung parts in the video are live. Kind of low budget for now but hopefully it does the trick so you can get the feel for the song.)