Working with the ever expanding Postmodern Jukebox community means that sometimes, you stumble across some really phenomenal talent.
During our recent #PMJsearch contest, we asked aspiring vocalists to send us their performances set to PMJ karaoke tracks. We received a lot of really great videos by amazing vocalists, but one video in particular left us speechless – a 14 year old girl from Chicago named Caroline Baran with an extraordinary gift, covering our remake of Radiohead’s “Creep.” We were so amazed that we flew her and her family to LA so that she could record a PMJ video with us. Here’s her one-take performance of Cyndi Lauper’s hit, “Time After Time:”
Download / Order “Time After Time” from our ‘Swing The Vote’ album:
I was shocked to learn that Caroline was only 14; she actually had to miss an English quiz at school to come make this video with us. We even helped her provide an excuse to her teacher, in case she wasn’t familiar with PMJ. Stay in school, kids:)
Caroline isn’t just talented for her age; she’s phenomenal by any standard. Her pitch, vocal control, and range was that of a professional that had been singing for decades. Most strikingly, she knew how to craft a vocal performance that told a story and revealed itself over time. I picked the classic Cyndi Lauper ballad “Time After Time” to show off this ability, and she exceeded expectations. It’s one of the highlights of the new PMJ album, and surely just the beginning of a long career in music.
To hear more of Caroline, visit her YouTube channel.