I started this blog to provide food for thought for singers whose first language isn’t English, especially those who have learnt a ‘proper, standard’ version of spoken English for exams etc.
The English of exams is not the English of song. They are sisters, but not identical twins. English words in song bend and stretch to dance with the music.
Music will never bend to fit standard, dictionary, exam English. It never bends, but it will break.
When you sing in English, every word is an opportunity to touch your audience, or to make them turn away from you.
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