© Sing Better English, 2016
When you sing, you’re telling a story. Like a good actor, you need to believe the words that come out of your mouth; to choose them. No matter who wrote them.
Watch Françoise Hardy switch from ‘young female guest on Sacha Distel‘s TV show’ to ‘woman in love’. We believe her as she starts to sing. Why? Because she believes herself. You can see her refocus. Watch her pupils get bigger, then smaller, around 14 seconds in:
A civilian imagines his way into the thoughts of a teenage soldier in World War 1. Imagines so well that veterans choose his words to tell their own story: