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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

[Watch] Brandy Performs "Put It Down" And "Wildest Dreams" @ 2013 New Year’s Rockin Eve



Brandy's Two Eleven was a strong album, full of quality Rnb songs that remained true to the singer's own style and artistry. It's just a shame no one seems to be checking for it.

I'm not sure how (if?) Brandy is going to continue pushing the album in 2013, but she ended 2012 performing two of its tracks- Put It Down and Wildest Dreams- at the 2013 New Year’s Rockin Eve in New York.

There was, without a doubt, some huskiness going on in Brandy's voice on the night- with it sounding deeper than I've heard in a while. But it didn't get in the way of the performance, as she managed to work the choreography and keep the vocals tight. I just wish those dudes in the back were really playing their instruments because the flat, playback backing could have used some extra "Oomph".

Watch Brandy sing and dance her way through Put It Down and Wildest Dreams, below.





8 comments:

  1. I only got one complaint about this awesome performance...I've never seen anyone walk on stage wearing a tube of tooth paste...but honestly, I didn't know Brandy could dance so well....And her soultry voice is just amazing.... But she's not quite a contralto to me...It seems she lies between mezzo-soprano and contralto but that's just me......But still amazing non the less.

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  2. I thought this sounded obviously lipped.

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  3. It ain't lipped. The extent of those vocal runs ain't in any of the original songs.

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  4. "Put It down" features a HEAVY backing vocal- It's been the case with all the performances of the song- but it's definitely live. I think it's done purposely to stop her getting out of breath while she dances.

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  5. I really liked these performances, I forgot how adept she was on the stage. The album is fantastic too, its pure Brandy in the best possible way!

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  6. I really liked Two Eleven, it's a shame that it flopped. With the exception of the Bangladesh produced and Sean Garret written tracks, I thought it was a solid album. I can deal with Let Me Go as the one "hood banger", although those ratchet lyrics still make me cringe. As for this performance, I still absolutely hate Put It Down, although when she performs it live it's a little bit more tolerable because of the added vocal runs and typical Brandy tone and texture that doesn't come through on the studio version. Wildest Dreams on the other hand was love from the start. It has this timeless and classic feel to it.

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  7. It's not lip synced; Her style of singing as of late showcases her use vocal ornamentation, thus she uses a backing track so that she can do that with out the song sounding like a hot ass mess and missing 50% of the lyrics.

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  8. A lot of people designate her as a Low Mezzo Soprano because they feel as though her voice doesn't have the weight of a true contralto, which kinda makes sense, but I'm not too good with Vocal Fachs, so I may be completely wrong.

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