A Tune Of A Different Name

Tuesday brings with it the sweet sounds of music. Time for “Tunes With Tuesday”, the weekly feature that bring a hint of music with a dash of chocolate.

Here is the music, can you supply the chocolate?

This is christyb, I have a sweet tooth.

Recently, my friend Casandra Miska told me about the  musical brothers Boyce Avenue. Check out YouTube, she said. I can’t stop listening to their music and watching the videos. I play them online while I research an article on another screen. I listen as I make dinner. I listen.

The brothers cover many well-known songs, such as the one featured this week. Adele’s Set Fire To The Rain is redone in an acoustic format by Boyce Avenue.

What a new experience when the song is sung by a different performer. The words are pronounced differently by Boyce Avenue, a more pronounced version with different emphasis placed on the syllables spoken.

I realized that the written word can be pronounced in many ways, whether in the format of a song or a poem. Consider a poetry reading. A confident speaker comes across to an audience quite differently than someone who stutters over the words of the same poem.

There is more than words that is translated. The audience analyses the tone of the speaker, the pitch of voice, and the body language. Perhaps the audience is not even cognizant of the analysis.

Boyce Avenue take on a song made famous by a female vocalist. The group puts their own spin on the words.

Had you heard of Boyce Avenue before this post?

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29 thoughts on “A Tune Of A Different Name

  1. Julie Catherine

    Hey, I enjoyed listening to that – and no, I’ve never heard of Boyce Avenue before … but I quite like them. I could listen to more of their music … 🙂

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    1. Christy Post author

      Hi Julie, glad you liked the music. It just feels so genuine, doesn’t it?! They have lots of videos on YouTube and their own website too! I’m hooked 🙂

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  2. Sue Dreamwalker

    Is it really Tuesday again? Been and gone already, well almost! so catching up here with everyone.. Now seeing the title.. My pc running slow and loading the video too… :-/ Setting fire to the Rain not too difficult in todays Acid rain climate I should think! 🙂 😉 xxx

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    1. Christy Post author

      Awe yes, bring in your environmental views here Sue, by all means! Maybe the lyrics can be tweaked to be pro-environment?!! Hehe ah yes Sue the days are flying by!

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  3. Casandra Miska

    Thanks Christyb for featuring Boyce Avenue. Back in late 2007 I first discovered them on YouTube when they were re-doing a Justin Timberlake song. Then I found out they were a family band of brothers, and I was fascinated, not only due to the harmony of voices, but that they get along. So many families wouldn’t spend that extra 8 or more hours a day in each other’s company practicing, practicing and more practicing. I heard they are one of the top bands listened to on YT. And by the number of “listens” to some of their song, I see it’s true. And on top of that I love acoustic guitar. I like how you mentioned hearing a Alejandro sing a song that we’re used to hearing Adele sing, is interesting. Thanks Christyb for sharing!
    by the world, they are popular all over the planet, due to YouTube. Amazing what a click of a mouse can do!

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    1. Christy Post author

      Thanks Casandra for the kind comments and for introducing me to Boyce Avenue. You are a great influence on me my dear! Who knows when I would have become introduced to their music if I hadn’t known you?! The accoustic sounds are addictive hehe

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  4. mywithershins

    The song sounds familiar, probably because I work in a high school and the students are always playing a variety of music either on their ipods or MP3 players, but I don’t think I have heard the group’s name before this. It is a lovely song. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    1. Christy Post author

      Yes you may have heard the original version sung by Adele. It is a huge hit, and here Boyce Avenue are doing a cover of the tune. I thought it had a nice tone and the words are heartfelt. I’m glad you enjoyed the post today, thanks for the comment!

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  5. Dana

    I’m not a great gauge when it comes to music (i.e. just recently I found out about a singer called “Lady Gaga”), so obviously I had not heard of Boyce Avenue before this post. (I hadn’t even heard the original Adele version of the song, go figure.) They sound great, though, and now I’m craving chocolate. Thanks, christyb! 🙂

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    1. Christy Post author

      Hi Dana, well I will be gentle on you today as you are feeling under the weather. I’ll share the chocolate with you and let’s catch you up on the top 40 list 🙂

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    1. Christy Post author

      Ah Brett, I’m glad you posted the video here. Now I have my own copy to play! How wonderful that we are being introduced to music each other likes. A lunch bar and some M&M’s coming right up! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Marc Phillippe Babineau

    One thing I just don’t get about music today is the incessant requirement to do the “ooohh yeeaaaahhh” and “uuuhhhhhh huhhhhhh”s…stretched into 5 to 10 seconds, it ruins songs for me – i much prefer the properly pronounced words that groups like this are bringing back… great post, and a very good artist to spotlight!

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    1. Christy Post author

      Hehe oh Marc I know what you are saying! Lots of lyrics these days also say ‘oh baby’ and ‘throw your hands up in the air’ hehe. Thanks for the compliments and for stopping by to share your views!

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  7. Red

    I love this song. I like the other version as well, but this was the first time I had heard the Boyce Avenue version. I prefer this genre of remake. It brings the authentic identity of the singers because they are not trying to replicate Adele.

    You may want to drop in on El Guapo for his look at Somewhere Over the Rainbow in this context. Don’t scrunch your nose up. It is very interesting.
    http://guapola.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/from-the-ticket-stub-bin-one-song/

    Red.

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    1. Christy Post author

      Yes the acoustic version here is genuine and moved me from the first few lines. I have replayed it many times now over a short period of time. I will check out the blog you have mentioned, the blogger name does sound familiar. Perhaps I have seen his name before on your blog.

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    1. Christy Post author

      Hey Matt, Thanks for the share. Yes I liked that video too. So many great stars! Take a listen to the Boyce Avenue song and you will be glad you did so.

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    1. Christy Post author

      Hi Linda, Nice to see you here! Thanks for stopping by. Yes chocolate is an essential when reading blogs, I’ll follow your example… now where is that caramel truffle…

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  8. Easter Ellen

    Oh Christy.. this is just lovely! I love their interpretation of this song. (Found this tweeted! I’m so proud!). I actually like this better than the original. As usual, I love the information you share on who you write about.

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