When you have a ton of work deadlines that are yet to be met, and you dropped everything just to listen to Alden Richards sing a piano acoustic version of I Will Be Here.
It’s SOOOOO GOOD. So good, that I looked like this -> the entire time that I was watching the video. So good, that I had to write a blog about it even if I haven’t written anything here for quite some time.
The thing with singing with just an acoustic instrument as accompaniment is that, the singer has no place to hide the flaws in his voice. For a non-singer like Alden, this is such a fearless thing to do: sing with just the piano to back him up. He did so well here. No bum notes and just a slight hint of hoarseness on some parts. It’s actually a brilliant idea to not edit out that short part where he missed his cue because that only proves that he sang LIVE.
Finally, that last note: SUBLIME.
Who is his vocal coach these days? I want to treat him/her to dinner. Seriously.
Dear GMA Records: can you please release this version as a single? As in this LIVE piano acoustic version. I’ll be more than willing to buy it. Including it on the next album would be nice, too.