|nikki ♫ (fascinates) wrote in ofurotaimu,|
@ 2012-02-19 11:08 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||! utattemita, @ utaite spotlight, u: shoose|
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Shoose has been uploading covers in Nico Nico Douga since 2009, but has only gained ample attention recently, possibly due to the constant improvement of his covers in terms of voice and mixing. He debuted with his cover of innisfree's Ocean, where he was praised to have a wonderfully soothing low voice and it was wished that he'll sing more and he'll have a better mixer soon.
Shoose's voice is low and syrupy (or okay, sultry, but that adjective applies more to females) with a slight drawl at super low parts and a distinct roughness, especially apparent when he's singing changing pitches. His voice quality can be likened to Soraru or Inakamono, but with a more boyish quality. While he has a really good low voice, his high reach is pretty limited so he doesn't sing songs with super high notes or he adjusts them to fit his range. Despite that, he shows wonderful voice control that doesn't sound strained at drastic tone changes or stray high notes.
His choice of songs to cover are usually ballads, light/slow rock, and pop songs. Shoose likes collaborating with many people and is always in a duet or chorus. His earliest cover partner is nata, and since then he has collaborated with various utaite such as Miichi (31), Any, and Aisu.
• Interviewer (KuwagataP original)
• Sweet's Beast (MendayP original)
• Hello/How Are You? (HoehoeP original)
• Kimi no Te, Boku no Te
• Mr. Music (Rerulili original; with KK, Pogo, Yurin, etc.)
• Invisible (kemu original; with Aisu)
• Nakimushi Kareshi (HoneyWorks original; with Miichi)
• Summer Rain (Nem original; with Sama)
I noticed Shoose because he has managed to cover "Sweet's Beast", which remains one of the songs that only has a couple of good covers in NND's (the other one is Shell's. I really like utaite with deep, relaxing voices and Shoose is one of those. Although his covers are a hit or miss with me, I appreciate how he has grown so much since he first uploaded a cover. It's just sad that he only gained attention now, probably because he only covers popular songs, but his voice is so worth a listen that I hope he attracts a lot of people's ears and hearts eventually.