A little over a year ago i think it was i came across this video on youtube. You see, i have this little thing i do, i enjoy searching for people playing music on youtube. Sometimes you find a good artist but most of the time they just kids with little talent and is entertaining for completely different reasons.
Well, so i came across this video, from the poor image quality i initially thought it was some dark haired "emo" guy and had to watch it, then the guy started singing and she blew me away.
Here is that
Her video, very quickly, got very popular on youtube and within a few weeks a search of "say its possible" brought up hundreds of youtube viewer remakes.
For the next few months her other songs gained in popularity, her website got a little more fancy, she started doing video blogs etc.
She started showing other songs, most of them pretty good, but none of them had that hook that Say It's Possible had. Still, i had faith and continued to follow her.
She asked the community to put little phrases on signs all over the world and she made a pretty cool video with the song
A few more months and the songs get more popular, specifically Say Its Possible, and she announces that she's done a studio version of the song, with another video, and that it and an all acoustic version would be released on Itunes
Then came this
I decided to see whats up with her, i'm subscribed to her and she released this video the other day
here is the video/studio version
I feel like this could be another great single on an album, which is due out this month.
10 years ago you had to be into the local band scene, and every once and a while while in a bar you'd hear a band that rocked your socks off, and you followed them, and maybe they hit it big and you could say "i saw REM before they were REM" (which is what someone once told me). Today, things like youtube bring it to your living room.
Although i don't typically listen to this kind of music, i can appreciate a good musician. I'm at that point of "fandum" where you can say you've followed them from the start and they are going to get big. I really think its gonna happen, and i really want it to. It's an odd feeling.
Hmmm...well, i've rambled long enough.