Monday, December 30, 2013
Uncovering Boyce Avenue
“Once you find the sound that fits you, then try to be good at it.”
This was spelled by Alejandro Manzano, the main vocal of the boy group Boyce Avenue to an interview with The Philippine Star.
It was a season when I am really immersed with the song covers of the band. I love the voice of Alejandro as he sings his own rendition of popular songs from various artists from different variety of genres.
His voice is indeed diverse as he put an additional color to those songs. He made it appear like original compositions. He almost equaled the song versions of its trendsetters.
They made versions of songs from Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars, Christina Aguillera, Lady Antebellum, Bryan Adams, Adele, Demi Lovato, Cher Lloyd, and etc.
In spite of the fame of those artists whom song he used, their records hit something phenomenal on YouTube.
However, as what he said in the same interview, “Be yourself.” And it is true; they show their own group in their songs. They gave it different perspectives, different styles and a different presentation.
His voice will always be regarded as a trademark for Boyce Avenue and not just a mere imitation.
The band made it successful to establish their identity on the wide public. Their music is the sound that fits me, their beat with a strong personality and their melody with utmost originality.