Singer Connie Lim dropped her latest single, “More Than Real”, a couple weeks back. Though there’s no official music video yet, she’s put together the following performance visual with the help of Zach Ginnever. This rendition has much more of a coffeehouse feel, ripping out the percussion all together as Connie is accompanied only by her trusty ivories.
We’ve become accustomed to hearing Connie Lim‘s voice on sweeping and hauntingly paced tracks, but it’s not as often we get to hear her on something a little more upbeat. Her latest single, “More Than Real”, provides just that opportunity and it’s already grown on me with just the first listen. Not sure if this is off the upcoming A Better Part of Me album, but either way you can download it for free from Digsin.
I’m in a nostalgic mood. So today’s cover round-up consists only of songs that are at least 10 years old. Crazy to think that 2003 was 10 years ago! So see our favorite artists from today cover some of the classics of yesterday. Perhaps some of you will be hearing these for the first time – not a bad way to be introduced to the material.
XOXO Sings an N’Sync Medley
Jane Lui Covers “The Rainbow Connection” from The Muppet Movie
Jennifer Chung Covers “Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt
Noisetrade is a great place to discover and share music and they’ve put together a little EP called the MiX-mas Tape. What makes this release a-Tunes worthy is the fact that Connie Lim and Amanda Lee are among the 6 artists that contributed to the project. Connie sings an original called “Love in December” while Amanda Lee recites a rendition of “Silent Night”. This singer/songwriter heavy project is the perfect way to head into winter and Christmas!
Preview and download the EP over at Noisetrade!
As of this writing, Connie Lim is a little over halfway to her fundraising goal for A Better Part of Me with just under a week left. She’s cutting it close but has kept her promise to release promotional material along the way to mark each milestone. Here is a clip of her performing her single “Pour Me More” with accompaniment by Noah Needleman.
Ms. Lim continues the campaign to raise the fundage for her next project, and has added a lyric video to the increasing portfolio of promotional materials. “Pour Me More” is one of the songs you can look forward to on the project, and they also want to put together a music video for the track. Take a listen and see if this helps persuade you to throw a coin or two in her direction.
It’s almost Friday, friends! This Thursday, we’re bringing you a group of videos that present the artist in one of their natural habitats – the studio. Some of these are admittedly just music videos set in a studio, and some of these reflect actual live sessions, either way I think you’ll find something to enjoy. If you have a favorite, feel free to let us know in the comments!
The Wonder Girls Cover “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper
Blush Covers “As Long As You Love Me” by Justin Bieber x Big Seam
Erika David x Daniel Debourg Cover “Don’t Judge Me” by Chris Brown
The Sex Ray Vision remix of Connie Lim’s “LA City” has found it’s way into an iOS app, Music Monsters. It looks to be a rhythm/lyric based game, and Connie’s song is featured as one of the levels. Below, you can see some of the actual gameplay footage to get an idea of what to expect. If you’re intrigued, be sure to pick it up from the Apple App Store.
By now, I’m sure you all know how this works. An artist starts a crowd-sourced fundraising campaign (this time via Kickstarter), and it’s up to their supporters to help bring a project to fruition by providing some of the monetary resources. In compensation, there are different tiers of packages to act as incentives for your hard earned dollar. Connie Lim has embarked on the preparations for a new full length album, A Better Part of Me and is asking for your help. In case you were wondering where the money is going to, she’s been completely transparent and has laid out the business plan below. Interested? Head on over to her Kicstarter to see how you can join.
1. The full length album, A Better Part of Me
- Full production of 5 new songs
- Mastering 7 tracks
- Mixing 6 tracks
- Manufacturing 1000 Physical CD’s on Discmakers
- Photoshoot with Dikkavega.com (Photographer fee, styling, wardrobe rentals, hair, and makeup)
- Tshirt Design, Materials, and Printing
- Poster design and manufacturing
- Traveling and packaging costs for kickstarter prizes
- 4% Goes to Amazon Billing Fees
- 5% goes to Kickstarter Fees
2. Music Video for “Pour Me More”
Connie Lim‘s “LA City” is a heartfelt tribute to the town that she calls home. We first heard the song earlier this year, along with it’s music video and remix, and now you can hear/view an acoustic performance of the song. She is accompanied by Josh Hand on the guitar for this version. It’s as pretty a listen as ever.