Forte have released a new video of one of their songs from their album, Future Classics. As seen below (if you click See More), it has still not been released to the public yet; it was only released to fans who pledged for it ahead of time. I didn't do that, because I wanted to know what was on the album first. I didn't know all this till a few months ago, when I finally asked them about it on twitter. They were kind enough to show me the tracklisting, but I don't remember anything else that was on it except this and the Game of Thrones song (which is awesome, btw). I will have to go back and browse through my twitter notifications. I usually keep e-mail notifications when someone famous replies to me on twitter or likes one of my tweets (happens most often with skaters), but after the problems with my hard-drive failure in Sept., I lost some of the e-mails. I did get many of them back, even some I'd kept from a few years ago. But there was a gap, so I think I lost some. Oh well, for the most part, whatever they were, I'm not really missing them.
Anyway, here's the video. It's a cover of the song Collide by Howie Day, which was popular here when it first came out. I have never heard another song by this artist, since, though. I think these guys did a really nice job with it. Josh Page and Hana Ryu in particular. Sean is a little too operatic in some parts, but still enjoyable. They are certainly better vocalists than Howie.
I just went through my twitter notifications, and I can't find that tracklist again. They might have just put it up temporarily for my benefit, and taken it down. What I remember seeing is a lot of popular songs, most likely done in a crossover fashion (sort of), and I think when I saw it, I wasn't sure if I liked the idea of nearly all pop songs, but the song I posted above was very enjoyable, and proof that the other songs could be so, as well. I'm now interested in what the guys sing individually. Josh has a band, The Brothers Page (that's his brother Zach on guitar next to Sean Panikkar). Sean does a lot of opera productions. Too bad Fernando left, but very glad Hana returned (Sean was his replacement on AGT), as mentioned before.
Forte just uploaded this video. It's a cover of the Rihanna song, We Found Love. Now, the original is kind of catchy and Rihanna's voice sounds reall nice (if a bit auto-tuned) in this song, but the crazy, about-to-explode dance club music is enough to drive you mad. Forte's version with this orchestra is a much higher quality of music and singing, and is really, surprisingly good! It seemed a little weird to me at first with their loud opera vocals right in your face at the beginning. It was kind of funny watching 3 tenors jumping up and down together like rock singers might do, but after the 2nd time, it got me excited about them and wish I could see them in concert. I hope they release their album soon! If these recent videos are any indication, their album, Future Classics, will be a real treat.
I was also listening to a few cover songs that Josh Page did with his brother Zach, in The Brothers Page. I really like this one, called Hide & Seek by Imogen Heap. It's kind of weird, but catchy. I especially like the end, for some reason, and Zach has a really sweet falsetto voice. He's kind of adorable, there, actually (okay, call me weird). Anyway, it's really short, and I wish it was longer, because I like it! I tried the original verison, and didn't care for it, the vocal layering was too much and the voices not as pleasant as the Page Brothers.